Accidents happen, and when they happen at the construction site, there is good and bad news. At-work injuries are covered by worker’s compensation, which assists with losses due to being unable to work from injuries. But those claims are valid only if filed within a certain time span to avoid fines or loss of a claim. As a construction employer or employee, it’s vital that you know the steps and requirements to keep everyone safe and able to come back to work after they recover. [Read more…]
Workers' Comp Archives
Every boss and company owner dreads getting a phone call that something has happened to their employees. In addition to someone they care about getting injured, the repercussions for the business can pose serious threats. Every employer has a legal obligation to ensure that they are providing a work environment which is safe and designed to prevent injury. However, injuries will occur. When they do, worker’s compensation will provide coverage for your company so that you can supply sufficient medical care and lost wages until your employee is back on their feet. Here are some of the common questions about workers comp.
It’s 4:00 AM. You pull on your work clothes, climb in your truck and head off to work, bringing a lunch pail packed for a long day working on the local construction site. While it seems like any other day, there is actually a lot of danger introduced by simply arriving at a work site and beginning work. Sadly, OSHA reports that each day some 13 construction workers are killed due to work related accidents. Many times more are injured each day. It’s important for both the employer and the employee to know what steps to take when an injury occurs.
When you or your employee is injured, it’s a bad day. But if that injury causes you or them to become temporarily or permanently unable to do the job, it’s suddenly a nightmare. As both an employer and an employee, it’s important to have the right coverage as required by law and common sense. Learn about the common types of disability insurance and the types of policies you can take out. [Read more…]