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August 2019 Archives

Understanding and preventing overexertion

Overexertion refers to injuries of soft tissues that result from pushing the body past its limits. This may happen acutely, as when a laborer in Arizona attempts to lift a load that is too heavy and pulls a muscle. It can also occur over time, as when an office worker irritates the tendons of the upper extremities with awkward work positions and/or repetitive motions. Overexertion injuries are not always work-related, but according to the National Safety Council, 35% of all work-related injuries stem from overexertion. 

Types of workers' compensation benefits

Most people who are employed in Arizona are covered by a special type of insurance in the event that they ever become injured or ill due to an event or environment related to their jobs. Not everyone, however, really understands what types of things are covered by workers' compensation or what types of benefits they may be eligible for. This can be important as a person never knows when they could find themselves in need of these services.

What you can do to prevent heatstroke at work

People who perform outdoor jobs in Arizona and similarly hot climates are at increased risk for heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke. As we at the Matt Fendon Law Group have observed in the past, there are currently no federal guidelines in place delineating employers' responsibilities to workers at risk for heat exposure. However, with the recent introduction of legislation by a U.S. congressional member, this could change in the future. 

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