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Study Shows Higher Temperatures Increase Work Injury Risk

A groundbreaking study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has uncovered a link between rising outdoor temperatures and an increased risk of workplace injuries. The findings shed light on the urgent need for employers and policymakers to take proactive measures to safeguard employees from the risk of work injuries due to higher temperatures. How do...

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Mississippi Workers' Compensation for a Hand Injury at Work

Hands are indispensable for everything from mundane tasks like tying shoes to complex operations involving heavy machinery. That's why hand injuries - which affect around 120,000 workers annually - are so devastating. Overall, work-related hand injuries cover a wide range, from minor strains to severe trauma. Regardless, such injuries can significantly impact an individual's ability...

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Distracted Driving and Workplace Transportation Accidents

Driving is the top cause of work-related deaths in the United States, accounting for nearly 40 percent of on-the-job fatalities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Distracted driving, a significant contributor to roadway deaths, including work-related fatalities, claims thousands of lives annually and leaves countless others severely injured. While workers' compensation for work-related...

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Can You Get Social Security (SSDI) for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Navigating SSDI applications in Mississippi for brain injury victims For Americans disabled by brain injuries and unable to work, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits offer essential financial support. Yet, the application process is often complex and daunting. Tabor Law Firm, P.A., with offices in Ridgeland and Jackson, Mississippi, is dedicated to assisting individuals with...

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Injuries Caused by Concrete and Cement on Mississippi Construction Sites

Common construction accident injuries involving cement and concrete. Construction accidents in Mississippi often result in serious injuries. In fact, construction accidents are consistently one of the leading causes of workplace injuries in the state. Nearly 16 percent of all workplace fatalities in Mississippi in 2022 occurred in the construction industry, according to the most recent...

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BLS: Workplace Fatalities Increased in 2022

More needs to be done to keep workers safe. Many workplaces have hazards, and workers often suffer injuries in accidents. Tragically, some of these injuries are fatal. Every year, workers in Mississippi and throughout the country lose their lives while on the job, leaving behind grieving families and friends. Unfortunately, it’s a problem that seems...

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Prioritizing Safety for Delivery Drivers

Delivery drivers constantly face risks on the road throughout the year. This is why it’s important for delivery companies like FedEx, UPS, Amazon, and others to prioritize delivery driver safety at all times. Even though workers’ compensation benefits cover most delivery driver injuries, the best approach is for employers to do everything they can to keep...

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OSHA's Top 10 Violations for 2023 Revealed

Failure to meet fall prevention standards is the No. 1 violation—again. Every year, thousands of workers in the U.S. suffer injuries or even lose their lives while on the job, often due to employers failing to uphold essential safety standards. Unfortunately, 2023 is no exception to this alarming trend. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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Workers' Comp Won't Approve Surgery—Now What?

While many workplace injuries only require rest and physical therapy, some require surgery to make a full recovery. These injuries are often severe and involve a lengthy recovery process. In the meantime, you'll likely be out of work. The lost wages and accumulating medical expenses can be financially devastating. Luckily, workers' comp in Mississippi pays...

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Two Large-Scale Tech Projects in Mississippi Must Prioritize Worker Safety

Construction and operation of the new facilities are expected to create hundreds of jobs - and new work hazards. Two large-scale technology projects are adding to Mississippi's growing reputation as a technological innovation hub. As Hush Aerospace and Amazon gear up to construct their expansive manufacturing and development centers, the prospect of job creation and...

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