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BLS Data Reveals Workplace Deaths Reached 5-Year High

Getting hurt on the job can result in severe or fatal injuries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported an 8.9% increase in work-related deaths from 2020 to 2021. Unfortunately, these numbers are a tragic reminder of the potential dangers many workers face daily while on the job. It is important to note that...

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Can I File for Workers' Comp if the Accident Was My Fault?

Experienced Mississippi workers' compensation attorneys explain your rights. We'll be frank: Yes. In general, Mississippi workers who are injured on the job due to their own errors are still usually eligible to file for workers' compensation benefits. Here's why: Mississippi workers' compensation is a no-fault benefits program that compensates workers who are injured or made...

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Can I Get Workers' Comp for Injuries Caused By Defective Machinery?

In Mississippi, Injured Workers Have a Right to Compensation Faulty equipment, defective machinery, and overall equipment failure may contribute more to worker injuries than people know. Studies into work injuries caused by defective machinery accidents are lacking. But the research that is available points to a significant and underrecognized problem. Work machinery malfunctions due to...

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New Hard Hat Technology Could Help Construction Workers

Approximately one-fourth of adult concussions happen on the job, particularly in construction accidents, due to blunt force trauma to the head. Falls are the most frequent cause, resulting in the worker's head turning or tipping suddenly. One reason is that since their invention 100 years ago, hard hats haven't changed all that much. However, the...

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How to Avoid Workplace Slip and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths. In addition, more than 211,000 workers in 2020 suffered injuries that required them to miss work, and fall accidents caused 805 deaths. In Mississippi and across the nation, far too many workers are injured in workplace slip and falls. Injured workers may be...

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Work Hazards That Put Mississippi Landscapers at Risk

Landscape and ground maintenance jobs are among the most dangerous in the US. Safety standards and protective equipment help keep landscapers safe, but work accidents still happen. Common landscaping injuries include heat exhaustion, burns, lacerations, bruises, amputations, broken bones, lung damage, muscle strain and pain, hearing loss, illness due to chemical exposure, head trauma, and...

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What Time of the Day Do Most Construction Injuries Occur?

One shift is more prone to construction accidents than others The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 44 fatal work injuries in Mississippi in 2020 (the most recent information available), which represents a decrease from the previous year. In the entire U.S., there were a total of 4,764 fatal work injuries, which was also a...

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