Just like compression pants and leggings are becoming popular for fitness enthusiasts, wearable technology is becoming equally as popular. More people are wearing Fitbit trackers, using apps on their phones, or even syncable watches to monitor their activity levels. More than just for fitness, the ability for people to track how their physical exertion affects their bodies could help employers reduce the possibility of workplace injuries, and change the way workers rehab after suffering an injury.
The construction industry in Arizona appears to be in good shape; especially considering how the housing market has rebounded and the commercial construction market is mirroring the success experienced in southern California. With the number of construction projects expected to increase, it is important for contractors and workers alike to observe safety rules regarding scaffolds.
In our previous post, we began speaking about the types of workers’ compensation benefits available to injured workers. We’ve already spoken about benefits for medical costs and for lost wages stemming from temporary disability, both partial and total. Here, we continue the discussion.
Workplace injury can have a significant impact on a worker’s life, particular when the injury has permanent effects. Whenever a worker is injured on the job, of course, the first matter of concern is to ensure the incident is properly reported and management is aware it, and that the worker receives any necessary emergency care. Once these immediate concerns are addressed, it is important for the worker to understand what types of workers’ compensation benefits are available and the process for filing claims for these benefits.