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Workers exposed to carbon monoxide may need workers' compensation

Those employed in seemingly dangerous fields, such as the construction industry, may sometimes worry that they will experience a work-related accident, but for most people, being injured on the job is not a concern. A recent incident at a Maryland bank highlights just how unexpected workplace accidents can be and that truly anyone is at risk. For those who are injured, workers' compensation benefits are often necessary.

Man's family may qualify for workers' compensation death benefits

The death of a loved one is never easy to deal with. However, when the death was the result of an accident, making sense of everything may be even more difficult. Although most people are familiar with workers' compensation as a system that provides benefits to injured workers, surviving family members can also seek death benefits through this state-regulated insurance system.

Workers' compensation often covers occupational diseases, too

When Maryland employees work in certain occupations such as auto repair, nursing or construction, among others, they often work with chemicals, toxic substances and other on-the-job hazards that could lead to illnesses. Employers are required to make sure that you have what you need to safely work with these substances, including training, protective equipment and other safety measures. Even following the appropriate safety rules and regulations, accidents still happen, and some of them lead to occupational diseases.

OSHA violations are often too late to prevent workplace accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducts inspections of facilities in a variety of industries throughout the year. Unfortunately, some of them are prompted by workplace accidents in which an innocent life was lost. Each year, too large a number of workers across the country, perhaps including some here in Maryland, die before a company is forced to take the safety of its workers seriously.

Workers' compensation matters: Violence in nursing home settings

More than likely, Maryland readers have heard horror stories about the treatment of nursing home residents. While the abuse and neglect that many residents suffer at the hands of nursing home staff is deplorable, it is not the only source of violence in these facilities. Nursing home staff may also become the victims of violence -- from the residents -- and they may make claims for workers' compensation benefits as a result.

Workers' compensation may benefit man hit by cement cylinder

A man in another state recently suffered injuries while working at a construction site. The accident occurred on a Monday afternoon. Fortunately, workers in Maryland and elsewhere may be able to take advantage of workers' compensation to help them to address their injuries quickly and efficiently.

Some facts about workers' compensation you need to know

Did you get injured while working here in Maryland? Do you know that you need to report that injury as soon as possible to your employer? This is only the first of many steps you must take in order to receive the workers' compensation benefits you need to get you through your recovery. You may also need to know some additional information as you embark on the process of filing a claim.

Don't let workers' compensation benefits fall by the wayside

Do you spend any of your workday on a ladder, a scaffold or on some other surface that puts you several feet off the ground? If so, you more than likely already know that a fall is a significant hazard for you. A fall can cause any number of serious injuries that can change the course of your life, and when that fall happens at work, you may be entitled to Maryland workers' compensation benefits.

Workers' compensation: Carpal tunnel syndrome in tech industry

When workplace injuries are mentioned, many people think of construction workers falling off scaffolds, industrial workers suffering electric shocks or warehouse workers involved in forklift accidents. Office workers and employees in the technology industry are not typically included in discussions about occupational hazards. However, the Maryland workers' compensation program reports many claims filed by computer operators for repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Workers' compensation benefits: Permanent disability

Many of the on-the-job accidents that happen here in Maryland cause injuries from which an employee will more than likely recover. However, you may be one of the individuals who suffers such a severe injury that a full recovery is not possible. In that case, you may be wondering what type of workers' compensation benefits you can receive to help with your financial situation since you may never be able to return to work, or at the very least, you may not be able to return to the work you did prior to the accident.

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