In a worker’s compensation case, the effects of a workplace injury must be measured accurately and objectively. That’s where an independent medical exam comes in. Independent medical exams are used to decide long-term worker’s compensation benefits and to settle disputes between employers and injured workers.Independent medical exams measure impairment, or how severe an injury is and how much it will affect a worker’s job. A medical examiner uses an impairment rating to show whether the permanent effects of an injury will prevent a worker from going back to their job.A worker who cannot return to his previous position, but can work in a less strenuous and lower paying position, is considered partially disabled. He will likely receive benefits to make up for his loss of income. A worker who cannot return to work at...
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Uncover the most common work injury types that take place in workplaces on Long Island and how our Workers’ Compensation attorney helps.
In 2012, 756 truck drivers were killed due to a work-related injury and over 65,000 had to take time off work after a workplace injury. Seventy percent of fatal truck driver injuries were due to roadway accidents. Stay safe on the road by following these four tips:
1. Perform regular truck maintenanceA quick check of your truck every morning can keep you safe on the road. Before heading out for the day, make sure your truck is in proper working order:
- Do your brakes and horn work properly?
- Are your mirrors intact and correctly positioned?
- Are your truck’s brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and windshield wiper fluid at the correct level?
- Are there any coolant or oil leaks?
Though retail jobs have a reputation for being fairly safe, retail workers face more fatal and nonfatal injuries than the average worker. Here are three safety tips to help workers avoid some of the most common retail hazards.