Work Injury

Navigating the hazard of rising violence in health care facilities

While not widely spoken about, the health care industry has long been regarded as one of the most dangerous professions due to the recognized hazard of workplace violence many medical providers face while performing their duties. Due to a looming rise in violence against health care workers, causing severe injuries, many health care employees are demanding federal protections to be put in place as a response.

Prior to the onset of the current pandemic, health care workers suffered more workplace injuries as a result of violence than any other profession, with approximately 654,000 harmed annually, according to studies reported by the American Hospital Association (“AHA”). Since the onset of the pandemic, however, violence against hospital employees alone has markedly increased. For example, the AHA studies indicate that 44% of nurses reported an increase in physical violence, and 68% reported an increase of verbal abuse.

When violence erupts in a health

Wendy’s Employees Stab Each Other While at Work

Two Wendy’s employees in North Carolina are alleged to have stabbed one another while they were working at the fast-food restaurant, according to police.

Asheboro Police Department (APD) officers raced to the Wendy’s restaurant at 623 West Dixie Drive after they received reports of a stabbing at about 10:22 a.m. on Monday.

According to Fox affiliate WGHP, police said the two employees had gotten into a fight before they both stabbed one another.

When police arrived, they found a 22-year-old man had been stabbed and he was later taken to hospital for treatment.

The network reported a witness told officers that the suspect ran away from the Wendy’s restaurant.

As a precaution, the APD alerted nearby Asheboro High School and South Asheboro Middle School. Both schools then issued a shelter-in-place order, according to WGHP. The order was later lifted.

A second witness told officers the suspect had fled the scene

Common Preventable Injuries That May Alter Your Life for Good

Most incidents or accidents happen due to the other parties’ sheer negligence. They can be individuals, organizations, etc. For example, checking and double-checking whether your equipment is up to standards before selling them in the market can be one way to ensure consumers’ safety. How do you know your helmet is hard enough? Or, it can protect you in case something goes wrong? It is only one example, while there are plenty of scenarios that cause enough harm to people’s wellbeing and lives, amounting to deaths even. The victims of such cases can approach personal injury lawyers from their cities for compensation from the parties at fault. Here are some examples where you have the legal right to claim damage.

Vehicle accidents

Car accidents are

Alcohol at work: What you should know before offering this perk

With return to the workplace plans well underway, some employers are adding extra perks to make the office as appealing as possible for fans of remote work.

Companies have added things like schedule flexibility, new health benefits, casual dress codes — and even are allowing workers to bring pets into the office.

But another one of those new perks, according to the Wall Street Journal, is allowing alcohol at work.

Employers embracing booze
While not an entirely new concept, alcohol at work has been growing in popularity lately. Here are a few companies that encourage drinking:

Yelp – Employees can help themselves to beer as long as they track their drinks through an app, which logs how much they drink and when.
Trello – It’s

Immigrant Workers and Their Rights, Documented or Not

It doesn’t matter what country you’re from or if you’re in the U.S. documented or not. Workplace injuries don’t care about immigration status or language abilities. Everyone hurt on the job deserves representation. Arizona-based workers’ rights attorneys Robert Wisniewski and Javier Grajeda share their vast experiences representing immigrant workers.

Communication is vital, and those with limited English proficiency often need help. Wisniewski shares tips on helping foreign workers communicate the extent of their injuries. American demographics are changing, but our system of protections is for everyone. A competent, certified interpreter is one key.

Undocumented workers, and even documented immigrants, may not know they have rights or may be afraid to speak up. Some may not have valid tax ID information or may work under an

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