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How to Legally Deal with a Workplace Injury

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Every year there are almost three million workplace injuries that occur in the US. No matter what state you live in, there are strict laws that protect American workers from dangerous work conditions, and if these laws are broken, there are major consequences for those responsible. Workplace injuries occur for various reasons, and the severity of the damage caused can range from minor cuts and bruises to life-threatening issues. Different states have different workplace regulations and varying processes for helping workers who have sustained an injury, but there are certain steps for employees to take, which are universal across the country.

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As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up


As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up
DEC. 15, 2014
Claire Cain Miller

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published.

Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least as old as the Luddites, there are signs that this time may really be different. The technological breakthroughs of recent years — allowing machines to mimic the human mind — are enabling machines to do knowledge jobs and service jobs, in addition to factory and clerical work.

And over the same 15-year period that digital technology has inserted itself into nearly every aspect of life, the job market has fallen into a long malaise. Even with the economy’s recent improvement, the share of working-age adults who are working is substantially lower than a decade ago — and lower than any point in the 1990s.