Grain silos continue to put workers in New Jersey and around the country at risk, according to a report by Purdue University. It notes that grain entrapment accidents rose by 21 percent in 2016 from the previous year.
A century ago, Texas started allowing employers to opt out of state-mandates workers’ compensation benefits. In spite of opposition and controversy, it has stood the test of time. In those 100 years, other states have tried to model their worker’ compensation programs after the Lone Star State.
Injuries happen in the workplace all the time. While you think benefits for injuries might be limited to things like broken bones or head injuries, your repetitive stress injury may also be eligible for workers' compensation. Years spend sitting at a desk and typing away on a computer can cause long-term damage to your joints and nerves.