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Learn the Facts about Your Rights on Workplace Injuries/Health & SafetyWorkplace Fairness Has 10 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Workplace Injuries/Health & Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C.(March 4, 2015) If you are worried about your safety or you have been injured at work,Workplacefairness.org has 10 topical resources to help you through this dilemma.

Our section on Workplace Health and Safety Protections provides answers to your health and safety questions on a state and federal level. It provides a map of the states covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act along with answers to other questions raised about OSHA. And it provides an abundance of information on filing a complaint.

Are you a victim or a witness to workplace violence? We provide answers on how you should handle the process of finding help.

General information about workers' compensation is provided as well. This section includes information on what workers compensation is, what injuries are covered by it and what illnesses are covered by it. Do you want to know if you are covered by workers compensation? Find out if all employees are covered through workers compensation including independent contractors.

Discover the benefits to workers compensation. We cover what kind of benefits are covered, how much pay you can receive if you are unable to work and what types of Medicare workers compensation will pay for. Have you been injured at work? Find out what you should do at first, whether you should file a claim, or if you should hire a lawyer. And learn more about the rules with workers compensation in your state.

Finally, our map on filing a workers compensation claim in your state provides the necessary information to file a claim. All you have to do is select your state within the map and it will provide you with the information. The home page on health and safety in the workplace has a similar map where you can find the contact information and links to the agency in your state that enforces workplace health and safety laws.

A visit to the site will give you more comprehensive information: http://www.workplacefairness.org/.

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About Workplace Fairness

Workplace Fairness is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights.

Our goals are that workers and their advocates are educated about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and those policymakers, members of the business community and the public at large view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.

Workplace Fairness works toward these goals by:

  • making comprehensive information about workers' rights free of legal jargon readily available to workers and to advocates and organizations that assist workers;
  • providing resources to support the work of legal services organizations, community-based organizations, law schools and private attorneys that provide free legal information and services to low-income workers;
  • presenting the employee perspective in publications, policy debates and public discussion.

The award-winning Workplace Fairness website, www.workplacefairness.org, has newly updated information throughout the site, as part of the Web's most comprehensive resource educating workers about their legal rights in the workplace.

Media Contact: Paula Brantner
Executive Director, Workplace Fairness
Editor of the Today's Workplace Blog
(240) 772-1205
paula@workplacefairness.org
www.workplacefairness.org
www.todaysworkplace.org