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How Can Eye Injuries Be Avoided at Work?

Work-related eye injuries are not as common as other workplace injuries, but they can be debilitating. According to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries occur every year in the U.S. Workers’ Compensation eye-related claims amount to roughly $300 million in lost productivity, medical treatment, and lost… Read More


What Are the Top Causes of Parking Lot Accidents?

When you think about a car accident, you might envision highways, major damage, and injuries. However, despite slow speed limits, many accidents happen in parking lots. In fact, the National Safety Council (NSC) reported that one in out five car accidents happen in parking lots, with over 50,000 parking lot and garage accidents per year…. Read More


What Are the Differences Between Safety Helmets and Hard Hats?

The hard hat has been synonymous with construction and manual labor industries, but modern work environments are finding that hard hats may not be the safest to use. From aluminum, fiberglass, to hard plastic, hard hats have seen changes over the past 100 years. Workplaces are now finding the use of safety helmets as safer… Read More


How Can I Drive Safely This Easter Weekend?

Easter is a major weekend in the United States, including Greater Philadelphia region. Traffic is congested on most weekends, but it is even more congested and busy on Easter during the holiday weekend. Many people travel to see family and friends to celebrate the holiday together, but with increased holiday traffic comes an increase in… Read More


What Are the Dangers of Working with Solvents?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of workers in the Philadelphia region that work with solvents on a daily basis. Solvents are a necessity for many production facilities. However, there are dozens of solvents that are dangerous to workers, and contact with these solvents can cause serious work-related injuries. Pennsylvania workers need to understand the… Read More


What Are Common Workplace Slip and Fall Accidents?

One of the major causes of workers’ compensation injuries is when workers slip and fall on the job. Slip and fall accidents can happen in almost any type of employment situation. It can happen in a production plant, a warehouse, a construction site, or even an office type environment where an employee slips on a… Read More


How Can Drivers Stay Safe on St. Patrick’s Day?

In the United States, where St. Patrick’s Day celebrations started out as a way to celebrate the many Americans with Irish heritage, the holiday has become a drinking holiday, a mix of parades, bar crawls, and special green drinks. It is the fourth most popular drinking holiday in the country behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas,… Read More


Do Car Accidents Increase following the Change to Daylight Saving Time?

Research shows that fatal car accidents increase by up to eight percent the week following the switch to daylight saving time. The main reason is that the time change and additional daylight hours can cause sleep deprivation, leading to drowsy driving and accidents. Experts say that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk… Read More


What Are Some Tips for Working Outdoors in Winter?

Many workers need to be outdoors in winter to do their job. However, working outside means dealing with low temperatures, snow, and ice, which can affect your working abilities. Every year in Pennsylvania, there are hundreds of winter weather-related work injuries. However, many of these injuries can be avoided. All you have to do is… Read More


How Do I Prove My Injuries Are Work Related?

Most work-related injuries are simple to handle. Most of the time, the injured worker does not miss time from work, or only misses the time needed for a trip to the emergency room. The worker gets injured, gets treatment, and returns to work. In those easy cases, there is no need to hire a lawyer…. Read More


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