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If you do not completely understand workers' compensation law, you need someone who does. Someone who is not afraid of doing what is necessary to obtain justice, even if it means going to court. The lawyers at Brock Law Offices routinely try cases in the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court, and you can benefit from that experience.

Loading Dock Injuries: Deciding Whether to File a Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Claim

A loading dock is a chaotic, dangerous place. On a typical work shift, dozens of semi-trucks come and go, various kinds of material-handling equipment move freight across the floor, and large numbers of employees work in and around the dock. loadingdock.jpgTo stay safe, you have to be acutely aware of your own actions, as well as the actions of others. Even then, you may be injured. You can fall off the dock, be run over by a truck, be pinned or crushed between a truck and the loading dock, or injure yourself while loading or unloading materials. Loading dock injuries run the gamut, from sprains and fractures, to amputations and crushing's to death.

Fear of Reporting an Injury

While some workers have no problems reporting workplace injuries to their employer, many injured workers fail to do so. In fact, some reports suggest that as many as two-thirds of work-related injuries and illnesses go unreported. There are a number of reasons why employee do not report injuries. Workers often fear retaliation if they report a safety violation or work injury related to a violation. Studies have indicated that retaliatory fear prompts many workers not to file either OSHA or workers' comp claims. In a study of OSHA reporting, occupational health providers often reported to workers' fear of retaliation as a reason for underreporting. Pressure from co-workers also prompts failure to report safety violations and comp claims. Safety incentive programs create incentives not to report, since non-reporting leads to a reward for a work group.

Fear of Reporting an Injury

While some workers have no problems reporting workplace injuries to their employer, many injured workers fail to do so. In fact, some reports suggest that as many as two-thirds of work-related injuries and illnesses go unreported. There are a number of reasons why employee do not report injuries. Workers often fear retaliation if they report a safety violation or work injury related to a violation. Studies have indicated that retaliatory fear prompts many workers not to file either OSHA or workers' comp claims. In a study of OSHA reporting, occupational health providers often reported to workers' fear of retaliation as a reason for underreporting. Pressure from co-workers also prompts failure to report safety violations and comp claims. Safety incentive programs create incentives not to report, since non-reporting leads to a reward for a work group.

Make Time to Get a Primary Care Physician

Brock Law Offices works with injured people all over the country, not just in Nebraska. A large part of our workers' compensation client base is made up of truck drivers, many of whom are over the road drivers who are often away from home for weeks at a time. One of the trends I have noticed, particularly among these types of drivers, is that many do not have an established primary care physician. Generally, they are healthy enough to have not needed this in their lives, or probably more often, they just don't have time and aren't home enough to establish this relationship. Unfortunately, not having a doctor who has treated you or an immediate family member in the past can lead to potentially unsuccessful results in an injured worker's claim for workers' compensation benefits.

Speed Limiters

Recently, the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) reported that while the number of deaths occurring in crashes involving semi tractor-trailers, the number of collisions has risen. Now, the bureaucrats want to create a regulation requiring all semi trucks to be electronically governed to 65 miles per hour. I thought we wanted fewer crashes, not more.

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