Long-term exposure to the same work tasks requires constant muscle movement and stress on joints. Before you know it, you could find yourself experiencing constant pain and discomfort in the same areas of your body. When you suspect your job is causing your body to develop misalignment, you should have a medical exam right away. A physician is most likely to ask you about the type of work you do and conduct an evaluation with that information in mind.
It's no secret that prescription painkillers are under fire from numerous directions. Once heavily prescribed, opioid painkillers are starting to become an increasingly difficult commodity to obtain by legal means.
What do you do when you've been hurt at work and your workers' compensation claim ends up denied the first time around? Should you file for unemployment while you try to get your workers' comp approved?
An injury on the job can sometimes come with a permanent reminder of the event -- like a scar or other disfigurement. In some cases, those disfigurements are eligible for payment through workers' compensation, even if there are no other lasting effects from the injury.
Independent medical reviews (IMRs) are viewed with a lot of mistrust and trepidation by most workers receiving workers' compensation. The review process is supposed to help resolve disputes over what treatment for an injured worker is actually necessary.
One of the hazards faced by construction workers is a crush injury.
Workers' compensation fraud is serious business, but that doesn't mean that everything a workers' compensation investigator schemes up or puts in front of a court is actual fraud. Sometimes, looks can be deceiving.
If you've been injured in an accident at work, your employer (and your employer's insurance company) has an invested interest in getting you back to work and keeping you off the workers' compensation rolls.
As of Jan. 1, 2018, California joined the list of states that now allow the use of not only medical marijuana but recreational marijuana.
Have you picked up some extra work this holiday season doing deliveries for Amazon, UPS or even a local business?