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Amazon accused of denying on-the-job injury claims

The convenience offered by the on-line retail giant Amazon created enormous wealth for its founder and CEO. Customers all across the country, including here in Missouri, may not be aware that the company has also been accused of unfairly denying the claims of workers who have suffered an on-the-job injury. Many have spoken of their fight for medical and workers' comp benefits.

Man suffers traumatic arm injury in industrial accident

In Missouri and elsewhere, the industrial field can pose serious risks of injuries for even experienced employees. Heavy machinery and a fast paced work environment can set the stage for a devastating injury under the wrong conditions. Recently, one man suffered a traumatic arm injury that may cripple his ability to work in the future.

Cargill taking strides to reduce chances of workplace injury

One of the largest privately owned companies in the world has likely seen its share of injured workers due to its vast holdings around the country. However, it recently announced that it was taking strides to improve the safety of its employees, particularly those who work in its meat processing facilities. Missouri workers who do suffer from a workplace injury will often seek assistance from the state's workers' compensation program.

Poultry workers in Missouri face higher risk of on-the-job injury

According to the General Accountability Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, certain industries record a higher percentage of job-related injuries and illnesses. Statistics obtained over the past several years indicate that workers in the poultry processing industry face a higher risk of suffering an on-the-job injury, including those who are employed in Missouri plants. While the poultry industry has taken steps to reduce these risks, there are many factors that continue to play a role in the dangers posed to workers.

Company offers data on most common types of workplace injury

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that an average of one out of every 100 workers will miss time from a job due to a work-related injury. Based on its data, a business security company, CPI, recently published a list of the top eight most common types of workplace injury along with the average number of days missed. While not every accident can be prevented, Missouri employers may be able to enhance workplace safety in order to lessen the likelihood of these often costly incidents.

Tree care workers suffer high risk of on-the-job injury

In general, those who work in blue collar occupations are often considered to possess only average job skills. However, in many of these fields, workers must adapt to a variety of adverse conditions and have sufficient knowledge and experience with handling a variety of equipment in order to avoid the possibility of suffering a serious on\-the\-job injury. Countless laborers throughout Missouri provide a valuable service to consumers and the general public that may go unnoticed until a serious natural disaster occurs.

Social Security disability may be needed at some point in life

According to current statistics, a 20-year-old employee faces a 25 percent chance of being disabled by a work-related injury. While Missouri workers may believe that the process for applying for Social Security Disability is a relatively simple procedure, the federal program requires extensive and thorough information. The agency does have publications available that can help applicants determine what information will be requested.

Workplace design may play a role in workplace injury

Many think that the greatest risk of injury on the job occurs in the higher risk occupations. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, most reports of workplace injury are related to office designs. This type of injury can affect any worker in Missouri who is required to perform any physical activity on the job.

Man suffers serious arm injury in construction accident

Construction work may be a rewarding job when plans are completed and a new structure is ready for use. However, it can also be a dangerous undertaking that can cause significant injuries, such as occurred in another state recently when a man suffered an arm injury. When a Missouri worker is seriously injured on the job, workers' compensation attorneys can provide assistance in these challenging circumstances.

Man with arm injury talks safety for folks Missouri and elsewhere

Readers in Missouri might be interested to learn about a new program that helps teens learn to be safer. The program, led in part by a man who suffered an arm injury while on the job, can help young people who may think that such an accident won't happen to them. The program is spreading to groups where teens are considering vocational careers.

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