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What’s the Difference Between Workers Compensation and Occupational Accident Insurance?

In the event of injury in the work place, workers compensation and occupational accident insurance both give a level of protection to employees. It’s important to understand the difference between the two, since it will be up to the employer to decide which insurance they will be purchasing to protect their company. Workers Compensation This is a state-regulated requirement for employers with a minimum number of employees. Workers compensation covers the cost of lost wages, medical treatment, and rehabilitation for employees who are injured at work. Workers compensation also offers some protection to employers against employees who may sue in relation to their claim. Even if coverage is offered to both parties via workers compensation, employers are still required to provide and maintain a safe workplace to their employees. Workers compensation is the more expensive policy for employers to purchase, but offers more benefits than those found in occupational accident…
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GA Man Loses Leg in Workplace Accident, Dedicates Life to Prosthetic Research

In 2010, Brian White, a Georgia man, was working in the industrial industry. Due to a workplace accident, he lost one of his legs. Without his leg, he could not continue working in his industry. But the loss of his leg did not deter him. Rather, it emboldened him to seek a new career – prosthetics. While in recovery for his lost leg, White met Steve Miller, the regional vice president for Hanger Clinic, which builds prosthetics and orthotics. Miller built White a prosthetic leg and provided encouragement and inspiration – Miller, too, is an amputee. When doctors told White that even with a prosthetic, he likely would never walk again, White took it as a challenge. Miller believed that the doctors were wrong. White proved that they were. Now, White is channeling his experiences as one of 14 students accepted to Georgia Tech’s two-year prosthetics program. He is seeking…
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Worker Killed and Another Critically Injured in Boom Lift Accident

Tragedy struck a construction site in late April when a boom lift fell over on its side. A worker riding in the boom lift was killed after he was thrown from the lift. Another worker suffered critical injuries in the accident. Both workers were hospitalized, but one died at the hospital. The second victim suffered possible internal injuries and broke his lower right leg. No criminal activity was found to have contributed to the accident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be conducting an investigation to determine if negligence led to the injury and death. Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit after a Construction Accident OSHA reports that 18.5 percent of all workplace deaths in the United States occur in construction. This is the highest percentage of workplace deaths in any industry. There are four main causes of workplace death on construction sites. These are known as the “fatal…
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