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Tennessee state trooper killed in job site injury

Some jobs require workers to carry out their work duties in environments that are more dangerous than the average workplace. For example, some people might have to work near roads or interstates, in close proximity to cars. These are unfortunately areas in which a job site injury can easily happen.

Common construction injuries and the accidents that cause them

Working in the construction industry is a very rewarding career choice. Many construction workers in Tennessee truly enjoy their jobs, even though they may be at risk for serious injuries. Unfortunately, even with the best safety equipment and training, accidents on-site are a real possibility. Since construction injuries are usually traumatic or severe, it is a good idea to be aware of potential on-the-job hazards.

Tennessee car festival officials hurt at work

Not everyone is suited for working in positions that tend to move at a slower pace. Instead, working in exciting, fast-paced environments is the ideal situation for many people in Tennessee. While any worker in any industry can experience a job site injury, a person who is employed in one of these types of environments might be at a higher risk for getting hurt at work.

What should I do first to get workers' compensation benefits?

Getting hurt on the job is a complicated situation. Injuries often lead to medical bills, and paying those bills can be impossible when injury victims are out of work. Some people may even contemplate returning to work before they are fully recovered. There is another option. In Tennessee, injured workers can use workers' compensation benefits to help address the financial aspect of being hurt.

Withholding important information can lead to injured workers

Safe working environments are paramount for employee safety across Tennessee, but there are some industries that are inherently dangerous. Whether working in construction, manufacturing or an industry dealing with hazardous chemicals, employees should still be protected by reasonable safety measures. When employers shirk their responsibility to enact adequate safety precautions, it often results in injured workers.

Injured workers transported to hospital after explosion

Most people in Tennessee just want a safe and secure working environment, but every year workers across the state end up in the hospital because of work-related accidents. A recent explosion at a chemical plant that handles sensitive gases and liquids resulted in the hospitalization of eight injured workers. The resulting conditions at the plant were so severe that one of the responding firefighters was also hospitalized with symptoms related to heat exhaustion.

Injured workers must quickly document and report the accident

What does a worker in Tennessee do after being injured in an accident at work? The procedures and common-sense protocols for injured workers are generally similar to those utilized in most other states. The first thing to do is to get attention for the injury. Failure to enter into the care of a physician may result in a denial of benefits at a later date.

Injured workers have rights in Tennessee workplace accidents

Safety in the workplace is an integral part of any job that one may do. Unfortunately, workplace injuries do sometimes occur, leaving victims wondering what action they can take. For those Tennessee victims suffering from personal injury that occurred in the workplace, lawyers can provide guidance as they work to file claims for the injured workers. Filing civil claims following an injury at work can help hold the company responsible, while possibly providing some compensation to the victims.

Injured workers in Tennessee may be eligible for workers' comp

Victims of personal injury in the workplace may desire to file claims. Injured workers in this situation can obtain assistance from a Tennessee lawyer with experience in workers' compensation, who could help them through the process. Regardless of one's occupation, compensation for the medical expenses resulting from a workplace injury may be possible for the victim.

Fatal job site injury leads to fines for Nissan plant in Tennesse

When an employee dies on the job unexpectedly, the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducts an investigation into the incident. If the agency determines that the employer violated safety rules, citations and fines could be ordered. TOSHA recently cited and fined a Nissan plant here in the state in connection with a fatal job site injury that took place in Nov. 2016.

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