The Most Dangerous Job in America

I want you to guess one of the most dangerous jobs in America – back and other injuries occur in this profession at far higher rates than in the construction industry and this profession sees more injuries than law enforcement. And many of the executives that run these companies are doing very little to prevent it. Who are these workers that are disabled so often by back and other injuries? Registered nurses, nursing assistants and orderlies – those who look after you in hospital and other settings. And they get these injuries primarily by lifting and moving patients. If you’re a nurse or nursing assistance and you’ve suffered a back or other injury that’s affected your life, please contact us. According the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are 35,000 back and other injuries among nursing employees every year – severe enough that they have to miss work. Nursing assistants and orderlies each suffer roughly 3 times the rate of back and other muscular injuries as construction laborers. In terms of the number of these injuries, BLS data show that nursing assistants are injured more than any other occupation, followed by warehouse workers, truckers, stock clerks and registered nurses. The number one reason why nursing employees get these injuries is by doing their everyday jobs of moving and lifting...

Workers’ Compensation

When the employee of an organization gets injured on the job, they are entitled to ‘Workers’ Compensation.’ Workers’ Compensation is a set of laws that insures an employee a set monetary income without the hassle of litigation and the potential costs associated with it if the person becomes injured or disabled on the job. In order to protect fellow workers and employers, there are laws that limit the amount of compensation that an injured worker can get and which also protect employers and fellow workers from liability in the case of accidents. State statutes govern the state framework; Federal statutes are limited to Federal employees or those who are involved in interstate commerce. The fairness of workers’ compensation statutes is highly controversial, with the claimants, (injured workers,) and claimant attorneys arguing the need for greater benefits, while the employer/insurance carrier side argues that excessive fraud in the system causes unnecessary and inappropriate costs.   Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs   The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers several statutes of the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ program. These include:   *Federal Employment Compensation Act: This provides compensation for non-military, federal employees. Under this act, the awards are limited to employees who endure disabilities or die during the employees’ performance but not caused intentionally by the employee or by intoxication.   *Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act: This provides compensation to certain employees of private employers.   *Black Lung Benefits Act: This provides compensation for miners who suffer from Pneumoconiosis.   ASK THE GENIUS!   If you’ve been injured at your place of work, Legal Genius can help you recover your rightful compensation....