Workers’ Compensation Archives

Getting Back to Work After an Injury

Getting injured on the job can be very frightening. Fears of long-lasting pain and how to pay the bills can be daunting. The Workers’ Compensation insurance program is designed to allay these fears. While the program is no substitute for work, it does cover medical related bills and partial salary for a period of time…. Read More


Why was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

Getting hurt at work is an unpleasant experience. As equally unpleasant is being denied Workers’ Compensation by an insurance company. Any claim could be turned down for various reasons. The following are questions to ask a Workers’ Compensation lawyer when receiving a claim denial: Did the Worker Report the Accident Promptly? Workers injured on the… Read More


Preventing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome at Work

Physical labor and construction work can take a toll on manual workers. There are many workplace injuries that can develop, but one serious injury that is often overlooked is hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Workers who spend a lot of time working manually with vibrating tools and machinery are at risk of nerve and muscle damage… Read More


Causally Related Denial of Medical Bills

There has been a recent change concerning Workers’ Compensation. In Pennsylvania, a recent case now permits insurers to deny a claim if the medical bill is not found to be causally related to the work injury. This type of decision can occur after Workers’ Compensation has been awarded. If the medical provider has not provided… Read More


Limits of Computer-Based Training

Computer-based training has its advantages and disadvantages, but many people agree that online training alone is not a proper substitution for hands-on training. Even in our modern, technology advanced society, computer-based training may not be as sufficient as on-the-job training. Business Reasons for Adequate Training The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides training standards… Read More


Lead Exposure

When one thinks of lead exposure, it is common to think of children being exposed by this danger, but employees should also be aware of potential lead exposure in their workplaces. Employees should be cognizant of hazardous materials to avoid developing medical conditions due to occupational exposures. Work Tasks That Expose Workers to Lead If… Read More


Are Medical Expenses Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

When seeking Workers’ Compensation, the main concern is whether medical expenses will be covered if the worker is found eligible for compensation. In Pennsylvania, medical expenses will be covered or mostly covered if injuries are directly related to an accident that occurred at work. Although this may not be that important to workers who expect… Read More


Mental Illness at Work

It is becoming more common for employers across the United States to address the mental health concerns of their employees, an issue that has rapidly increased over the past decade. Though there have been past misconceptions, scientists have disproven many myths about mental illnesses and employers have observed these fallacies. In fact, employees with mental… Read More


How to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims

Work-related injuries have a big impact on an employer. Obviously, insurance premiums cover Workers’ Compensation costs, but indirect costs are also a significant impact. Work injuries can result in missed days at work, impacting employers. As a result, employers experience lost productivity, low morale, and pressure to train a replacement. By maintaining a safe work… Read More


Slip & Fall Accidents at Work

During winter, there is the potential for a slip and fall accident at any moment. Winter weather causes ice to form on the ground, resulting in slippery surfaces. When ice is present at a business and a patron is injured from a slip and fall accident, this could give patrons the opportunity to file a… Read More


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