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Workers' Compensation Archives

HIV risks faced by medical workers

Awareness campaigns have drastically increased public knowledge about the human immunodeficiency virus, and this may be part of the reason for positive statistics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV diagnoses have declined by nearly 20 percent in the recent decade. With exciting news like this, it can be easy to forget that the risk still exists, and people are still unfortunately infected every day. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease, of course, but there are other ways that you can be infected, too. Medical workers may face unique risks in their line of work and should be aware of the following.

The most dangerous jobs in America

Depending on what line of work you are in, you may face grave dangers every time you clock in. You may spend most of your day traveling in a large commercial truck or in areas where electrocution, exposure to chemicals or slipping and falling are dangers you face on a regular basis. Many occupations common throughout the United States involve some level of risk, but workers in certain industries face far more dangers in a typical workday than those in others.

Are you suffering from PTSD in the workplace?

In a perfect world, you would go to work, fulfill duties that satisfy you and return home at night to your family. Unfortunately, life does not always work that way, and other individuals may get in the way of your happiness, even on the job. In today's world, where workplace shootings are becoming more common and accidents on the work site can be particularly traumatic, it's important that you know when you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from something you've seen or experienced at work.

Are employers focusing enough on workplace safety?

We all trust our employers to provide us with a safe working environment. We have confidence in them to make sure that they have taken the appropriate steps to reduce the dangers that we may encounter. Workers in some industries may experience more opportunities for injuries in workplace accidents, and it is important to understand exactly what sort of things are being done to eliminate these accidents.

Workers face several challenges while on-the-job

No matter where you work in Southern Louisiana, there are dangers on the job. Work-related accidents can happen at any time no matter how careful you and your employer try to be. Some of the most common hazards are the ones you don't think about such as working in confined spaces, clutter in common areas and trips-and-falls over extension cords. Workers who are injured in these accidents may be eligible to file for workers' compensation benefits

Tips for healthcare workers to avoid on-the-job injuries

The healthcare field is one in which many professionals take risks each day. By the very nature of their occupation, many healthcare workers are exposed to all sorts of potential dangers that can lead to both temporary and life-long problems. Injuries on the job are more common than many healthcare workers realize.

Construction workers face dangers working in trenches

For workers who routinely find themselves in trenches, there are a lot of risks to be considered. Some of those risks can be reduced with safety basics, but there are still no guarantees that an injury won't occur.

Workers in many different occupations being subject to hearing loss

There are many people across Louisiana who earn a living working in factories and refineries. These jobs often place them in situations in where they are in close contact to heavy machinery. These machines are often very loud, and the repeated exposure to this noise has left them with permanent hearing damage.

Medical care under Louisiana workers' comp law

One of the things many clients want to know when they contact my firm is what sort of medical care they can expect to receive if they are injured while on the job. They want to know if they will be able to see their own doctor or if they have to go to someone that has been pre-selected by their employer or employers' insurer.


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