Warehouse Workers Face Serious Injuries

If your occupation involves any level of manual labor or interaction with heavy equipment, there is some risk of injury involved. For those who work in a warehouse, they face even more risks — and not always in the most obvious of ways. While this, undoubtedly, isn’t news to anyone with a warehouse job, it’s…

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Nail Guns and Construction Injuries

Nail guns are tools used to drive nails into wood or some other materials. They typically involve using compressed air, electromagnetism, small explosive charges, or butane or propane. For builders, carpenters, and other construction workers, nail guns are often used more than hammers. Unfortunately, nail guns are also a major cause of serious injuries. According…

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Determining Liability of Employers for Employee Oil Field Injuries

Oil field workers in the state of Oklahoma understand the level of danger involved in the various tasks they perform on a daily basis. This includes operating heavy and dangerous machinery that requires proper training and skill to use safely. Also, the terrain and weather conditions under which these workers operate can be disadvantageous to…

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Are Telecommuters Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Over the past decade, the number of telecommuters and remote workers has increased all over the country. Those numbers kept rising during the pandemic, and many employers have discovered that it is more cost efficient to let their employees work from home permanently. Even our government agencies are getting in on the act: the Oklahoma…

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Will I Lose My Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Am Fired?

If you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits because you were injured while you were working, you may be wondering if you will lose your right to those benefits if you get fired from your workplace. Although you might assume that getting fired would immediately cause you to lose access to the workers’ compensation benefits that…

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New CA Law Will Qualify Gig Workers for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The California Assembly recently passed legislation which, essentially, adopts a California Supreme Court decision on whether workers should be categorized as employees instead of as independent contractors. California Governor Gavin Newsome signed the bill into law on September 18, 2019; it is designed to help many workers in the “gig” economy, such as rideshare drivers…

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Pumpers Face Real Risks in the Field Every Day

The oil industry is one of the most lucrative in the country. It is also one of the most dangerous. One such job within the oil industry that is particularly dangerous is that of an oil pumper. There are a number of contributing factors, often beyond the pumper’s control, that could lead to a serious…

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