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The Best Ideas to Avoid the Dangers of Crystalline Silica Exposure

Crystalline silica is a naturally available mineral found in sand and stone and is often used to produce glass, pottery, and ceramics. Generally, this mineral isn’t harmful to human health unless it is composed of small respirable particles. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), when inhaled regularly, workers are at risk of...

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Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Discuss Musculoskeletal Pain Sustained by Truck Drivers

Musculoskeletal pain is common among workers within a variety of occupations. Even workers who never experience accidents may develop musculoskeletal pain due to repetitive wear and tear, poor posture, and long periods of immobilization. This condition often manifests through muscle pain and discomfort. Muscles may feel overworked or in a constant state of spasm. They...

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Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Discuss Rotator Cuff Injuries

In many occupations involving repetitive overhead reaching and lifting, workers are at a heightened risk of sustaining rotator cuff injuries. These injuries aren’t caused by sudden workplace accidents. They often take a long time to develop.   In the beginning, a rotator cuff injury can be nothing more than a subtle pain that comes and goes with movement. Over...

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Mississippi Attorneys Discuss Truck Drivers and Musculoskeletal Pain

When workers are injured on the job, workers' compensation benefits are supposed to pay for all necessary medical treatment. But what if injured workers are left with a long-term injury, like chronic musculoskeletal pain?   For commercial truck drivers, this chronic pain can be regarded as an occupational hazard, but they should not be left without an income because of...

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Skilled Construction Worker Shortage Increases Safety Risks

Construction is dangerous work. There’s a lot to keep track at a work site. As a result, leaders in the commercial construction industry are becoming increasingly concerned that a shortage of skilled and experienced workers is creating a safety risk. This is according to a quarterly survey conducted by USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Job-Related Foot Injuries A Common Occurrence In Mississippi

Jobs that require long periods of standing, walking, and lifting can put a lot of strain on workers’ feet.   According to EHS Today, foot injuries can be more serious than you think. An injury could start out as foot pain and work its way up the knees, hips, and back. As a result, workers are susceptible to sustaining serious...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Workplace

Not just a problem for athletes It is well known that concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common among athletes, especially football players, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. TBIs are a prevalent injury in numerous other fields as well. First responders, construction workers, delivery drivers, warehouse employees, and...

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Preventing Workplace Violence in Mississippi

Workers face many potential dangers during their shifts. One that seems to be increasing is workplace violence. With shootings this year at YouTube and the Capital Gazette in Maryland hitting the news, workers have reason to be concerned about what may happen the next time they clock in. Unfortunately, the systems used to identify and...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) In Workers’ Compensation Cases

Every year, millions of Americans develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many of those cases are caused by work-related trauma. If you have been diagnosed with work-related PTSD in Mississippi, it’s important to understand your legal rights. The laws surrounding PTSD in workers’ compensation claims are complex and often favorable to the employer....

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Hearing Loss from Working on Construction Sites

New research is shining light on hearing loss in construction workers. A study conducted by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) found that construction workers were much more likely to experience some degree of hearing loss than other reference groups, and found a number of factors that may be linked to this higher...

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