Report Your Workplace Injury (Even If You Don't Pursue a Case)
Report Your Workplace Injury (Even If You Don’t Pursue A Case)

You’re probably going to be fine…

But here’s why you should report your workplace injury anyway.

 

No matter where you work or what industry you work in, workplace injuries are more common than you think.

People slip and fall, machinery malfunctions, doors swing open, and more. In fact, some of the most benign occurrences—like electric shocks and carpal tunnel syndrome—are among the most common work-related injuries and don’t always happen in manual labor industries.

When an injury seems small and inconsequential, it feels natural to go about your business without reporting it. After all, no one wants to enter a legal battle with their employer.

But reporting your injury isn’t only about pursuing a claim. It’s about protecting yourself, your peers, and your employer from future accidents or lawsuits.

Read on as we discuss why.

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Is Workers' Comp Taxable?
Is Workers Compensation Taxable?

Your workers comp benefits are designed to replace your income…

…but is workers comp taxable?

 

You already know that you have to pay taxes on most forms of income: salary, inheritance, lottery winnings, and even game show prizes. But where do your workers’ comp payments come in?

Workers’ compensation payments are designed to replace any wages you might have lost as a result of a workplace accident or illness, but these benefits are a significant reduction from your previous paycheck. Will you have to give Uncle Sam his cut and lose even more money?

In short, you want to know: “is workers compensation taxable income?” The short answer is ‘no’, workers compensation benefits are not taxable. But we need to explain it to you in depth because there are some exceptions. Read more

Most Common Workplace Injuries By Industry
Most Common Workplace Injuries By Industry

There is always the possibility of injury, no matter what industry you work in.

Little cuts, nicks, and bruises happen daily in certain industries. However, some injuries can leave you lying on your back, with a leg in traction and no work to return to.

Workplace accidents can happen in a variety of industries, although they are more common in some than others. This blog post will examine the most common workplace injuries by industry. Read more

Can You Be Fired While On Workers Comp?
Can You Be Fired While On Workers Comp?

It’s difficult to focus on recovery when your job is in jeopardy.

In this article, we answer the question, “Can you be fired while on workers comp?”

 

Many employees who become injured in a work related accident find themselves unable to complete their regular job duties. As a result, they are either put to work in a different capacity or forced to stay home until they have recovered.

But if this has happened to you, you know that sitting at home watching daytime television is not always the paradise it’s cracked up to be. Mounting bills, difficulty getting around, and a heavy dose of stress may even have you itching to get back to work again.

In fact, you may be very busy asking yourself, “Am I going to be fired for this?”

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Overexertion Symptoms to Watch For
Overexertion Symptoms To Watch For

Give it all you’ve got. Shoot for the moon. Push yourself.

These are all common motivational encouragements that we say to others and ourselves to reach the best results, either at the gym or the workplace.

But there are a few reasons that it might not be the best advice after all. Read more

Why Seasonal Employees Have a Higher Risk Of Injury
Why Seasonal Employees Have A Higher Risk of Injury

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means an increase in seasonal employment as some people take on new jobs to help pay their bills. The fall and winter months are some of the busiest times of the year for businesses, leading many to hire seasonal employees.

Seasonal employee work can be a great way to pay for holiday gifts or travel expenses, but there is some risk involved. Studies have shown that new hires are three times more likely than veteran employees to sustain a workplace injury—especially within the first month of the job.

Seasonal workers are usually less experienced and may not have received proper safety training from their employer. As a result, there are more workplace injuries. Some jobs, such as those in retail and agriculture, have a higher risk of injury due to the physical and emotional demands that seasonal workers are unaccustomed to. Read more

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