Falls in the workplace can be a real hazard. When you fall, you'll automatically want to try to catch yourself. That could mean falling forward and bracing yourself with your arms, wrists and hands or twisting to try to prevent yourself from landing directly on your...
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The many risks of chemical burns and how they affect work
On Behalf of Siedow & Jackson, SC | Dec 5, 2019 | Workers' Compensation
Working in an industrial facility, a manufacturing position, a salon/barbershop or even in certain kinds of restaurants could result in exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals. Most employers who use hazardous materials as part of their standard workflow have...
Minor head injuries at work can lead to major problems
On Behalf of Siedow & Jackson, SC | Sep 9, 2019 | Workplace Accidents
Many different injuries can occur at work, and workers depend on workers' compensation to cover their medical expenses and lost wages while they recover. However, some injuries are easier to understand than others, and minor head injuries are not always simple to...
Truck drivers have rights when they hurt their backs at work
On Behalf of Siedow & Jackson, SC | Jun 11, 2019 | Workplace Accidents
People who have never been involved with the trucking profession likely fail to understand the demands it creates for professionals. For example, most people think of trucking as a relatively easy job. They think that if they can drive themselves to work and back each...
Misclassified? You can seek workers’ compensation
On Behalf of Siedow & Jackson, SC | Mar 26, 2019 | Workers' Compensation
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is more common than you may believe. The Internal Revenue Service believes that employers misclassify workers as independent contractors due to error in many cases, though some do so to save money and...
The statistics: Workplace injuries impact thousands every day
On Behalf of Siedow & Jackson, SC | Dec 11, 2018 | Workplace Injuries
Workers' injuries affect thousands of people every day. It might not seem like injuries should impact so many people, but the reality is that there are many jobs that aren't very safe. The reality is that workplace injuries happen every day. Many of them could be...
Trucking safety plays a vital role in keeping drivers safe
On Behalf of Siedow & Jackson, SC | Sep 11, 2018 | Blog
Driving a truck is a dangerous job. The trucking industry is a place that currently has many open positions. People are not turning to this industry as quickly as they once did due to the risks they face. Interestingly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics believes that job...
Workplace stress decreases workplace safety
On Behalf of Siedow & Jackson, SC | Jun 15, 2018 | Workplace Safety
Stress comes at you from every direction. You feel it when your bills come in the mail. You feel it when your spouse needs you to do something and you just don't have the time. You feel it when your kids have band practice, sports practice, drama club, school science...
Truckers can face serious hazards at work
On Behalf of Siedow & Jackson, SC | Mar 19, 2018 | Blog
Some people think that trucking is an easy profession. They think that these men and women just sit around and drive all day long. While it is true that the primary duty of the trucker is operating the rig, there are some very real hazards that these individuals...
You have a right to workers’ compensation if you’re hurt at work
On Behalf of Siedow & Jackson, SC | Dec 18, 2017 | Workers' Compensation
You suffered a serious injury on the job. You had been focusing on a task when a coworker dropped a piece of equipment above you. Even though you had a hardhat on, it didn't protect you from the rapidly dropping item. The impact cracked the hat open and left you with...
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