Buffalo Wild Wings sports bars are a familiar site throughout Arizona, but the good times ended abruptly at one location when an accident with cleaning chemicals turned deadly. A preliminary accident report from the local fire department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration explained that a mixture of chlorine bleach and acid produced the fumes that killed a 32-year-old male restaurant manager.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that the average per-employee cost of workers' compensation is $0.44 per hour of work, but that figure can vary by state and by job. Workers in Arizona may be entitled to benefits from the workers' compensation system if they are injured on the job. For white-collar jobs like office work and sales, the average per-employee cost is $0.22 per hour of work; for construction work, the average cost is $1.07 per work hour.
An Arizona worker who is hurt on the job may be entitled to reimbursement for lost wages. The amount of the payment that an individual receives will likely be determined by how much that person earned prior to getting injured. It will also depend on whether he or she is allowed to receive partial or full wage loss benefits. Individuals may also be entitled to reimbursement for any medical bills that are incurred because of a workplace injury.
At the National Safety Council 2019 Congress and Expo held in September, OSHA released a preliminary list of the top 10 most commonly cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019. Employers in Arizona should know that these 10 offenses composed a total of 26,915 violations and that many of these violations were committed by manufacturing companies.
Workers in Arizona may know that their employer carries workers' compensation insurance, but they may not know just what sort of injuries are covered under it. Physical injuries are covered, but that is not all. Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression can be covered if they are caused on the job, and preexisting conditions that are worsened while on the job can be covered, too.
When Arizona residents go to work each morning, they may know that incurring an injury is possible. However, many people may not expect to experience an amputation at work, so it is important to know how these incidents occur.
Arizona residents like you who work in a secretary or in an office position may think that you are safe from the work-related injuries you may hear of from more “dangerous” industries. Unfortunately, you are still susceptible. We at Matt Fendon Law Group are here today to discuss exactly how the injuries you are susceptible to can hurt your ability to work.
One of the most commonly occurring knee injuries in Arizona is a meniscus tear. It can result from impact to, or twisting of, the knee during a job-related accident. According to the University of Pennsylvania, you should always receive medical treatment if you suspect a meniscus tear, especially if it is due to a work injury. While some meniscus tears can heal on their own, others require surgery.
A serious work injury in Arizona can result in shock, a dangerous condition in which tissues and organs stop functioning properly because there is not enough blood circulating through the system.
Trigger finger is a type of repetitive strain injury that may affect workers in certain professions in Arizona. According to WebMD, you may be more likely to develop trigger finger if you work in a job that requires forceful, repetitive motions of your finger(s) and thumb. Examples of professionals who may be at greater risk of developing trigger finger include industrial workers, musicians and farmers.