[caption id="attachment_22651" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/8c061bbf_466[/caption] Workplace injuries and illnesses take many forms and require a variety of legal strategies to secure compensation. One of the more complex types of cases involves proving that an illness ...
A Kirkland construction company has been hit with substantial fines for risking workers' safety by operating a crane too close to high-voltage power lines without proper precautions. Every year workers are hurt and killed when cranes come in contact with power lines. Those accidents have become a ma...
[caption id="attachment_5557" align="alignright" width="300"] A view on Monday of 70 Christopher Columbus Drive, a 50-story apartment building under construction in Jersey City[/caption] While delivering sheet rock to a high-rise building under construction on Monday, Gary Anderson, 58, was hit i...
[caption id="attachment_3565" align="alignright" width="300"] A natural gas derrick rises from the countryside near family homes in North Dakota.[/caption] The American (GDP) increased by 2.5% in 2012, a full point improvement over the 1.6% rate in 2011, and the greatest rate of economic grown si...
Last week ESPN surprised followers by removing its logo and official affiliation from the PBS documentary project, "League of Denial,” which looks into brain injuries in the National Football League. Many suspect that the network caved into pressure from the league to back out.   The ES...
According to federal government reports, the rate of workplace injuries has fallen by 31% over the last 10 years. However, that improvement may not exactly be the great news it appears to be if you ask the swelling ranks of workers who experience retaliation from their employers as a result of repo...
A lot of Americans wouldn't dream of missing medical appointments or their annual physicals. And yet those same individuals repeatedly compromise their health – and may even shorten their life-span – by skipping annual vacations! This lack of R&R can put us at risk of many ailments and di...
Over 40 million American workers receive no paid sick leave. These individuals must work when ill or take unpaid days off, which can cause financial hardship, and, sometimes, dismissal. As a recent editorial in the New York Times argues, “the best way to address this workplace and public health pr...
While many professions in the U.S. are shrinking today, personal training is one of the fastest-growing occupations. Once stereotyped as the field of bodybuilders and gym fanatics, personal training today draws both educated and uneducated; young, old and middle aged; guys and gals; recent grads and...
[caption id="attachment_2525" align="alignright" width="300"] Learn some more simple and reasonable tactics for managing workplace stress.[/caption] Over the past years we have discussed the medical and emotional risks of excessive or consistent worry. For employees with a workplace injury, occup...