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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.

Workers' compensation benefits denied? Help is available

Are you suffering the consequences of a workplace injury in Missouri? If you are not able to return to work for some time, you will naturally be concerned about the mounting medical bills and the lack of income. Your mortgage payment may become due along with other obligations, and then you receive notice that your workers' compensation claim was denied. You will likely find comfort in learning that help is available from the attorneys at Kelly Law Office, P.C. in Liberty.

Threats of workplace injury identified by OSHA inspectors

Business owners in Missouri are legally responsible for the protection of the health and safety of employees. If the Occupational Safety and Health Administration receives complaints about unsafe work environments, the company must allow federal safety inspectors access to the facility. A sheet metal facility that denied OSHA investigators access was recently ordered by a federal court to allow federal inspectors to investigate allegations of safety violations that may lead to workplace injury.

OSHA identifies musculoskeletal workplace injury hazards

One of the primary causes for absences from work nationwide is musculoskeletal injuries. Any employer can avoid a workplace injury that causes such production losses by complying with the safety regulations prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The safety agency recently cited an automotive seat manufacturer in Missouri for safety violations related to health hazards that inspectors identified during a May investigation at the plant.

Grain worker loses leg in workplace accident involving auger

Workers in Missouri and elsewhere who are in the grain industry are typically exposed to multiple dangerous conditions. The first threat that comes to mind may be entrapment by grain, which reportedly can cause complete engulfment within 30 seconds. However, other, equally severe hazards can only be prevented by compliance with safety regulations. A man recently lost a leg in a workplace accident in another state that occurred when he stepped into a grain bin.

Workers' injuries: Worker survives collapse of 20-foot trench

Construction company owners in Missouri are expected to be knowledgeable about the required safety precautions that must be taken to protect workers in trenches. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict regulations and provides clear guidelines for the manner in which trenches must be secured to prevent collapses and resulting workers' injuries. When the walls of a trench collapse, workers can be buried under tons of soil in a matter of seconds, and survivors are few.

Missouri company cited for 2 amputation workers' injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires business owners to report amputation injuries within 24 hours. The agency reports that it received 88 reports of amputations in Missouri within the first year of the reporting program. It says workers' injuries of this type continue to form a significant part of the most frequently cited safety violations.

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