When you think of a workplace injury, you may think about something that happens immediately due to an accident. For example, someone falling off a ladder at work may break a bone right away. However, not all on-the-job injuries happen like this.
Construction and similar industries may get the most attention for being unsafe, but as you may well know, occupations in health care are just as hazardous. In fact, OSHA reports that employees in health care and social assistance sustain the most workplace injuries. Environmental dangers range from biological hazards to patient violence.
Missouri requires its drivers to carry minimum amounts of car insurance. For example, drivers must have an uninsured motorists policy with a minimum of $25,000 per person for bodily injury and $50,000 per accident for bodily injury. As the state Department of Revenue website says, "Unfortunately, each year thousands of Missouri citizens are involved in automobile accidents with drivers who have not maintained the required automobile insurance. This results in unpaid damage claims and higher insurance premium rates for all Missourians."
Many people work in industries where they face potential exposure to toxic chemicals. It may not always be obvious if and when such exposure might have taken place, though. If such exposure goes undetected, it can cumulatively wreak havoc on your health and lead to serious injuries that require medical treatment. It is vital that you proactively monitor symptoms.
There are no "good" car accidents. In the best of cases, you are merely inconvenienced and not injured, with no damage to your car. In many situations, though, there is at least some damage to the car, and more importantly, to yourself.
As one of the countless Americans suffering from conditions that are not immediately apparent to others, you are fighting a constant battle – not only the battle to have your illness recognized as a disability, but a fight to be heard and understood by those who may not take you seriously because they cannot see you suffering. This is the heartbreaking reality for you and many other Missouri residents.
If you are a nurse or nursing assistant, your job is to help others stay healthy and safe, but did you know your occupation puts you at a unique risk for injury? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hospital workers experience twice the rate of injuries than the national average of all private workers.
While many people understand they may be able to get legal compensation for injuries and other harm from a car accident, they often still hesitate to contact an attorney. Many feel unwilling to face the prospect of what they believe may be a long and stressful process.
If you think that workers’ compensation only applies to dangerous jobs such as construction, think again. Even seemingly safe occupations carry the risk of debilitating injury. This applies to those who work in an office setting.