Study Shows Higher Temperatures Increase Work Injury Risk
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
1M ago
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 higher temperatures affect injuries? The WCRI study focused on workers' compensation claims and weather data spanning 24 states from 2016 to 2021. Researchers found that on days when the temperature climbed to 85-90°F, the pr ..read more
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Mississippi Workers' Compensation for a Hand Injury at Work
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
2M ago
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 to work and carry out daily activities. In Mississippi, help is available to workers with hand injuries, but they must prove how the injury happened and the extent of damages incurred - medical expenses, lost wage ..read more
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Distracted Driving and Workplace Transportation Accidents
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
3M ago
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 car accidents exists, it's important to understand the eligibility criteria and process for filing a workers' compensation claim after a work-related transportation accident. Understanding the r ..read more
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Can You Get Social Security (SSDI) for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
4M ago
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 TBI in accessing their rightful SSDI benefits. During March's Brain Injury Awareness Month, we're focusing on educating those affected by brain injuries about their benefit eligibility. Qualifying for SSD ..read more
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Injuries Caused by Concrete and Cement on Mississippi Construction Sites
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
5M ago
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 workplace accident statistics compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). What is cement and concrete? Concrete and cement are two of the most common construction materials used at building sites. Ce ..read more
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BLS: Workplace Fatalities Increased in 2022
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
6M ago
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 to be getting worse. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5,486 workers died from injuries suffered on the job in 2022. That’s a 5.7% increase from the year before. And it’s the sixth time in seven years that workplace deaths top ..read more
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Prioritizing Safety for Delivery Drivers
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
7M ago
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 delivery drivers safe. Delivery drivers are at high risk of injury The demand for delivery drivers has never been greater. UPS announced this past fall that the company planned to hire 100,000 seasonal delivery drivers, while Amazon pla ..read more
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OSHA's Top 10 Violations for 2023 Revealed
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
8M ago
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 (OSHA) recently unveiled its annual list of top safety violations. Once again, the leading violations in 2023 were linked to fall-related incidents, an issue that has held the top spot on OSHA's list for 13 consecutive years. Last year, nearly ..read more
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Workers' Comp Won't Approve Surgery—Now What?
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
9M ago
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 for that if you sustain an injury on the job. However, getting the workers' comp benefits you deserve isn't always as easy as it should be. Navigating workers' compensation claims, especially those that involve severe injuries requiring sur ..read more
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Two Large-Scale Tech Projects in Mississippi Must Prioritize Worker Safety
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by Tabor Law Firm, P.A.
11M ago
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 economic growth is on the horizon. However, this progress comes with its own set of challenges, particularly in terms of occupational safety and the potential hazards workers might face. Hush Aerospace's UAS facility in Tupelo Hus ..read more
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