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Recognize heatstroke and save a life

Workers' compensation is an excellent tool for protecting workers who are hurt on the job. Whether it's someone working for a company like Disney or an individual working for a construction team, the majority of workers should have access to workers' compensation in the case of injuries.

Stay safe with the right personal protective equipment

Construction accidents can happen at almost any worksite, from one where the team is working together to where one person has been working hard on their own. The way to prevent these accidents is to make sure that anyone working on a project has others around to help and knows the safety steps required to stay safe. Unfortunately, not all people do know the best ways to stay safe on the job and can get hurt.

What happens if an employer doesn't have workers' compensation?

When you're hurt on the job, you should be able to rely on workers' compensation. This coverage is generally carried by employers so that their employees have health care coverage and certain benefits open to them if they get hurt while at work.

Workers' compensation is for your benefit: Seek it out

Workers' compensation can help with many different situations. Whether you hurt your eyes while working or have chemical burns from a spill on the job, you deserve to be protected through this coverage. Workers' compensation helps you by providing you with coverage for medical care, a portion of your lost wages and more.

Should you report a laceration that happens at work?

Of the injuries you can suffer on the job, some of the most common are lacerations. Lacerations can happen almost anywhere. A clerk filing paperwork could get cut on a filing cabinet, a person in a factory could suffer an accidental amputation from a sharp blade on a piece of machinery or a driver could get into an accident and cut themselves on the glass.

Get help if you suffer a head injury on the job

There are many ways that you could suffer a head injury when working as a construction worker. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) haS estimated that 1.7 million people, on average, suffer a brain injury each year? On top of that, around 125,000 end up with permanent disabilities.

UPS workers speak out after suffering heat-related illnesses

Working in the heat is a problem for many workers. The sun is beating down, and exertion only puts more strain on your body. Combined with humidity and the inability to sweat to cool down, many people suffer from heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses in the summer months.