Category: Worker Injury

December 20, 2018 / Worker Injury

How to Report a Work Injury

If you’ve been injured in the workplace, you’ll be happy to know that most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Ideally, this means that the only thing between you and the compensation for your injury is a little bit of paperwork. This article will guide you through the process of how to report a work injury in Indiana. Sometimes injuries just happen. But sometimes injuries happen because an employer or other responsible party has neglected to take required safety measures to protect employees. If you’ve been injured and think it may have resulted from negligence on the part of your employer, contact Stephenson Rife. We offer a free consultation and will be able to let you know if you may have a legal cas[...]


June 15, 2016 / Worker Injury

2015’s Top Ten OSHA Violations

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is 35 years old in 2016, and its mission is to ensure that every worker goes home healthy and whole every single day. Because most injuries and deaths in the workplace are preventable, OSHA was formed in order to reduce their number. Not all businesses see the benefit of an injury-free workplace, however, as evidenced from OSHA’s yearly top 10 list of workplace violations. In 2015, the ten largest fines amounted to over $10 million, and the fines were concentrated in the construction, industrial, and factory settings. For 2015, the top 10 standards cited most often by OSHA as violated were: Fall protection. The standard details the circumstances under whi[...]


March 10, 2014 / Worker Injury

Incompetence Rampant At Indiana OSHA

What would you do if your child brought an evaluation home from school that said he or she dawdled, made sloppy mistakes, was unprepared, broke the rules, failed to meet deadlines, and was generally “less than cooperative”? You’d sit that child down and communicate some expectations and consequences, right? That’s just what happened recently when the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the Indiana OSHA. The federal agency launched an investigation in April 2013 in response to allegations that the Indiana agency was dilatory about processing complaints and that they were unconcerned, at the least, about the rights of whistleblowers. On February 25, 2014, OSHA sent a 19-page letter to the Commiss[...]


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