Making Ends Meet While Waiting on Your Workers’ Comp Settlement

Insurance settlements often take a long time to process and approve, so injury victims must manage medical bills through alternate funds until a payout is awarded. Waiting on a Worker’s Comp Settlement Work-related injury claims are typically handled through workers’ compensation insurance. In many cases, the insurance company offers a settlement to

Did You Get Knocked Out at Work?

Workplace head injuries caused by a blow to the head can result in loss of consciousness due to damaged blood vessels and lack of oxygen. Knocked Unconscious by a Blow to the Head A hard impact to the head can cause a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Depending on the severity of

Las Vegas Police Officer Injured in a Riot?

In Nevada, the Injured Police Officers Fund provides financial assistance to police officers and their families when an officer is injured or killed in the line of duty. This applies to expenses that are not covered by typical worker’s compensation policies. LVMPD Employee Health and Welfare Trust The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Work Injuries: The Dark Side of Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory

Tesla’s battery Gigafactory in Nevada is under fire for a high rate of routine worker injuries, at least three injuries each month. Is Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory Safe for Workers? Workers at Tesla’s battery factory in Reno are paying a high price for employment. A new USA Today report shows that Tesla’s Gigafactory

Unions Address Coronavirus Safety Concerns

Unions are stepping up to protect workers from harm during the coronavirus pandemic with health and safety measures, paid sick leave, and job security. Unions Take Aim at Workplace Coronavirus Safety The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of unions by giving workers a collective voice to speak out about hazards in

Mask, Social Distancing Disputes Are Putting Workers at Risk

Customers refusing to wear masks and practice social distancing measures are creating dangers in the workplace. Employees are put at risk for COVID-19 infections, as well as personal injuries from unruly customers who refuse to take safety precautions. Safety Disputes in the Workplace The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a major toll on

When Hate Crimes Happen at Work

Workplace hate crimes may fall under state or federal laws that impact injury claims and damages for an injured worker. Workplace Hate Crimes on the Rise Hate crimes occur when a person engages in illegal behavior that’s motivated by bias against the victim’s race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, religion,

Stress, Fatigue Put Essential Workers at Risk of Injury

Workers exposed to prolonged job stress and fatigue from dangerous tasks, long hours, and lack of sleep face higher injury risks on the job. Essential workers in frontline industries are particularly vulnerable to job-related injuries. High Injury Risks for Essential Workers Many jobs place stringent physical and emotional demands on workers, but

What Federal Workers Should Know About FELA

Under federal law, the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) protects injured railroad workers injured on the job and compensates them for work-related injuries. Understanding FELA Protections In 1908, Congress enacted the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) to protect railroad workers and their families. FELA provides a federal legal system where railroad workers