May 9, 2019

6 Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Workers’ compensation programs were developed so that injured workers didn’t need to hire lawyers. Financial and medical benefits were to be provided to injured workers automatically. However, many injured workers find that this is not the case. Herein, we describe the 6 benefits of hiring a Providence Workers’ Compensation attorney. A Qualified Workers’ Compensation Lawyer…

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May 3, 2019

A Quick Guide to How Providence Workers’ Compensation Works

Most RI employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for all of their employees. There are exceptions for first responders and other municipal employees. Independent contractors are also not covered by workers’ compensation, nor are smaller businesses or farm businesses. What does RI Workers’ Compensation Provide to Out-of-work Employees? RI workers’ compensation is a…

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August 1, 2017

Worker Injured During Ohio Fireworks Show

The Ohio Fire Marshall’s Office reported that three people in the state suffered gruesome injuries in fireworks accidents including one worker at a fireworks show who suffered major injuries. According to a news report, a worker in Ohio was transported to a hospital where he has already had two surgeries on his leg and is…

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July 11, 2017

Worker’s Family Awarded $27.3 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a Duke Energy lineman, who passed away in 2014, was awarded $27.3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. According to, the 43-year-old senior lineman died from injuries he suffered after being trapped by a utility pole he was climbing. The man was operating with another worker on some equipment when the…

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February 7, 2017

The Risky Business of Nursing: Injuries In The Health Care Profession On The Rise

Nurses and nurse’s aids provide vital services in our hospitals and communities. They also work in one of the most dangerous professions in the country according to data collected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, more injuries occur in hospitals than on construction sites or manufacturing plants. On average about 58,000…

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February 1, 2017

Most Dangerous Occupations in America

Many of the difficult occupations that make life easier and more-efficient for Americans every day goes without a single “thank you” from consumers and employers. However, what some people may not understand is that many of these occupations to give consumers valuable goods or materials are also some of the most dangerous in the country….

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January 30, 2017

Workers Found to be “Absorbing” the Chemicals They Manufacture

A recent study published in January 2017 by Oxford University Press reports that workers who manufacture BPA (BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s), show highly elevated levels of the chemical in their bodies. The study was the first…

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January 27, 2017

The Current State of Workers’ Comp: Does the System Need Change?

Since the early 1900s, the Workers’ Compensation system has provided vital protection to American workers injured on the job. Without this protection, many injured workers would be left unable to pay bills and provide for their families. However, recent budget cuts, changes in the law, and new categories of employment have raised concerns that the…

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January 26, 2017

Workplace Stress-Related Injuries: How These Affect Our Daily Lives

Every profession can cause stress at some time, but in certain situations, employees that are unable to handle the stress can become overwhelmed and make it impossible to perform their job. Stress-related illnesses can consist of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, among other emotional or mental stress injuries. Along with these emotional stress injuries,…

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January 25, 2017

Warehouse, Factory and Industrial Workplace Injuries

Without the hard work that is put in everyday across America’s industrial and warehouse workplaces, many of the goods and packages we rely on would be much harder to find. Unfortunately, these employees take serious risks when they go to work to perform these essential tasks. Getting hurt, or even killed, while working in a…

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