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Truckers can take charge of their own safety

Do you earn your living operating trucks? Whether you drive a truck for a Nebraska construction company, moving company, or industrial business or if you are the holder of a commercial driver's license, you will likely face daily injury risks. Loading and unloading the truck, slipping when you enter or exit the cab and other tasks can cause occupational injuries — many of which develop over time.

New to the workforce? Familiarize yourself with potential hazards

Have you recently entered the Nebraska workforce? Then you may have questions about the workers' compensation insurance system. What are the benefits that you will receive in the event of a workplace injury? The program is in place to provide you with compensation for medical expenses and lost wages in the event of an on-the-job injury.

What is ergonomics and how can it protect you in the workplace?

Do you earn your income by spending your days on a Nebraska assembly or production line in which you have to perform the same motions repeatedly while you are in an awkward body position, or having to stretch to do your job? If your employer disregards workplace ergonomics, you might be at risk of suffering a musculoskeletal disorder. It could be carpal tunnel syndrome or one of many other diseases that cause chronic pain, repeated surgeries and time off work.

Are you at risk of toxic exposure in the workplace?

As a hard worker, you certainly try to complete any necessary task to the best of your ability. In return, you undoubtedly hope that your employer ensures that your workplace remains safe and poses as few hazards as possible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and even when precautions are taken, you could still face the risk of suffering injury or illness from your work environment.

Hurt at work? Know your right to certain types of rehabilitation.

Work accidents can leave victims with a host of complex and painful injuries. For some Nebraska workers, it is possible to recover and return to work after a certain amount of time and proper medical care. However, it may not be so easy for you. You may find that because of your injuries and new limitations, you are unable to return to the same job as you had before your accident.

Protect your back -- listen to what your body tells you

Are you one of the thousands of workers in Nebraska who suffers from chronic back pain? It is not easy to concentrate on your job while dealing with constant dull back pain or stabbing sharp pains. Although back problems can develop in any occupation, industries such as manufacturing, construction and nursing place considerable demands on employees' backs.

Keep fighting after a denied workers' compensation claim

When a work accident or occupational illness or condition leaves you injured, sick and unable to work, you know you need financial support. The purpose behind workers' compensation is to provide care to workers who are hurt on the job, but it can sometimes be surprisingly difficult to actually obtain those benefits.

What do workers' compensation benefits actually cover?

Suffering an injury at work is more than an inconvenience. It affects your financial well-being and is a direct threat to the future of your career. You know that is it is critical to receive medical care and compensation for your accident-related losses, but actually securing those benefits can be a long and arduous process. 

3 reasons your workers' comp claim could face denial

Your line of work may place you in a position in which you face serious safety or health risks. Though you may follow all the implemented precautionary measures, your employer could possibly have overlooked a necessary safety step or failed to provide you with adequate safety gear. On the other hand, you may have simply ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and as a result, you may have found yourself involved in a serious work-related accident.

An injury causing an amputation doesn't have to end your career

Have you witnessed a workplace accident in which a co-worker lost a body part? Along with the trauma that such an incident can cause a victim and any witnesses, it will naturally raise concern about how you will cope should you lose a leg, arm or even just a finger. Imagine living without a thumb -- how many of your routine tasks at work and home require the use of your thumbs?