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What Causes Construction Worker Fatigue?

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Construction worker fatigue often stems from prolonged hours, physical demands, irregular shifts, and environmental factors like extreme heat and noise. As of 2022, the United States had employed around 7.5 million construction workers, accounting for 4.6% of the country’s workforce. The construction industry quite literally builds the nation, but the workers are sometimes overburdened. In … Read more

Updated: May 16, 2024

Over Tired Workers Are at a Higher Risk of Work Injury

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When workers are tired, they are more likely to make mistakes and less likely to notice potential hazards leading to serious work-related injuries. Workplace injuries are a common occurrence in the United States. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 2 million workplace injuries reported in 2020. While many of … Read more

Updated: May 30, 2022

Can You Get Workers Compensation if You Were Injured Because of Fatigue?

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The good news is that the workers’ compensation generally covers injuries caused by fatigue, as long as you prove how the injury is directly related to your work. Fatigue and distracted driving are heavily discussed topics, and most states have a sort of campaign to raise awareness about this problem.  However, when it comes to … Read more

Updated: April 23, 2021

Can You Get Workers Compensation for Fatigue-Related Injuries?

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Overexertion at the workplace is not uncommon, as many people are trying to get a promotion, a bigger paycheck or are just very invested in their work projects. However, working extra hours on a regular basis can lead to fatigue and fatigue-related injuries. It might take a long time before your fatigue gets so severe … Read more

Updated: April 7, 2020

3 Signs of Work-Related Stress – Does it Qualify for Work Comp Benefits?

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The World Health Organization has dubbed stress as the 21st century’s epidemic. According to a report from 2012, eight out of ten respondents said that they believe that the number of people suffering from work-related stress will increase within the next five years. They were right. Stress is a growing problem both in the United … Read more

Updated: March 30, 2019

How Long Hours Lead to Work Injuries

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The number one concern that is associated with working long hours is fatigue. Very few workers enjoy working long hours or overtime, and even fewer companies want to pay their employees the extra money. In addition, research indicates that there is a negative effect of working long, extended hours, which include health problems and a … Read more

Updated: July 21, 2022