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The Reasons Behind the Workplace Injuries Faced by Massage Therapists

By Payer & Associates |

Massage therapists work in a profession focused on the wellness and treatment of other people and therefore, it is ironic that they often find themselves in need of healing. While this may not be the first profession you think of when you contemplate workplace injuries, the reality is that massage therapists work in a… Read More »

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Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Work-Related Respiratory Illnesses

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Our respiratory systems are one of the most important parts of our bodies, but can also be one of the most vulnerable. Workers in many different environments and occupations can come into contact with a wide range of substances and materials that cause respiratory injuries and lung problems. According to the Centers for Disease… Read More »

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Understanding the Causes of Injury Among Nursing Home Workers

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The Miami Herald recently reported that a man who worked for a South Miami-Dade assisted living facility was found fatally shot in that facility on a recent Sunday. The worker was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead on the scene. Fortunately, Miami-Dade police said none of the residents were hurt. However,… Read More »

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Hotel and Hospitality Workers and Workplace Injuries

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Local 10 News recently reported that one hotel employee served customers alone for 32 hours during a recent flood. The 21-year-old college student unexpectedly became the hotel’s only employee after Tropical Storm-turned-Depression Imelda unleashed torrential flooding that trapped him and 90 other guests inside the Beaumont, Texas hotel where he works. After other employees… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

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Sustaining an injury at the workplace is often a physically painful experience that can also be very stressful for both the worker who is injured and their family. It is natural for an injured worker to begin to worry about their income and their ability to work in the future in a present that… Read More »

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Understanding the Workplace Risks Faced By Factory Workers

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Workers in the manufacturing and production industries face hazardous work environments that can, unfortunately, lead to serious injuries and even permanent disabilities. For example, Local 10 News recently reported that a factory worker in New York suffered an arm injury after falling into a vat of chocolate. The 37-year-old was reportedly injured after falling… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Fall-Related Construction Accidents

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The Miami Herald recently reported that a construction worker fell about 30 feet to his death on a recent Friday afternoon at a Frito-Lay plant in Irving, Texas. Three men, all in their 30s, were reportedly working on a construction project at the plant and were on a scissors lift when the equipment collapsed… Read More »

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Construction Workers and Electrocution

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The Miami Herald recently reported that a Hialeah construction worker was electrocuted while on the job on a recent Thursday afternoon. Local Fire Rescue authorities who went to scene after receiving a call regarding an electrocution incident have asserted that the worker, who was in his 40s, came in contact with a power line… Read More »

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Potential Hazards of Cell Phones in the Workplace

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While it’s hard to imagine, just a few decades ago carrying a cell phone was a foreign concept for most people. But these days, cell phones are a part of everyday life. According to the Pew Research Center, over 96 percent of Americans now have a cell phone of some kind. This includes the… Read More »

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Using Work Tools and Equipment Safely

By Payer & Associates |

Unfortunately, accidents occur all the time in the workplace. According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds in this country, meaning that well over 12,000 workers are injured on-the-job every single day and another fourteen die from their workplace injuries. And sadly, many of these accidents… Read More »

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