Workers’ Compensation Archives

How to Prevent the Top 5 Most Common Workplace Injuries

It may seem as though the only dangerous workplaces involve power tools or construction sites. However, that is not the case. Workplace accidents and injuries can occur at any workplace. Here are the five most common workplace injuries: Slips, Trips & Falls These types of injuries account for about one-third of all personal injuries in… Read More


Compensation for Kitchen Injuries

Wherever food is prepared, such as in restaurants, bakeries, food trucks, or factories that make and process food, people can get hurt. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the food service industry experienced more than 190,000 injuries in 2014, costing employees and business owners more than 9,000 days away from work. Kitchen accidents… Read More


What to Know About Needlestick and Sharps Injuries

It goes without saying that needles and other sharp objects can be dangerous. Needlestick and sharps injuries happen when needles or other sharp objects pierce someone’s skin. This can occur when people use, disassemble, or discard needles. These injuries can also occur due to other sharp objects, such as scissors and razor blades. According to… Read More


OSHA’s Focus Four Initiative Sees Positive Changes

One of the most dangerous industries in the United States is construction. Construction-related inspections account for 60 percent of all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections. In 2009, nearly one in five work-related fatalities occurred within the construction industry, while private industry construction fatalities accounted for almost three times that of all workers nationally…. Read More


Passengers Are Getting Injured in Uber & Lyft Accidents

People look to rideshare outfits like Lyft and Uber for convenience, quick pick-up, and low-cost. But what they are getting, in many cases, is injuries. Statistics show that the year 2010 saw the fewest highway fatalities in 60 years. Then the number of deaths started to rise again, two to three percent annually in the… Read More


Vocational Rehabilitation

Some workers will need more than physical rehabilitation to continue on with their lives after an on-the-job injury. They may never recover sufficiently to perform the jobs they did before; but that does not mean they cannot ever work again. For them, vocational rehabilitation can teach them new skills and allow them to re-enter the… Read More


What’s Next if a Workers’ Compensation Claim is Not Successful?

When a Pennsylvania worker suffers an injury in a work accident or becomes ill due to his or her work conditions, that person could be eligible for benefits through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. These benefits exist for the support and care for employees who need support and time to recover from work injuries. If… Read More


Holiday Stress for Retail Employees Heightens Risk of Injury

People employed in the retail sector in Pennsylvania know that the holiday shopping season will bring longer hours and heavier workloads. Although some workers welcome the opportunity to earn more money, the increased demands of stocking, packing, selling and delivering merchandise raise stress levels among workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health warns… Read More


Avoiding Injury While Working During Winter

When snow or ice covers the ground in Pennsylvania, it can make work perilous. For instance, those who are in work vehicles are at a greater risk of skidding or losing control in poor road conditions. Workers should receive training about how to handle being stuck in a vehicle with no way to get out…. Read More


Temporary Workers and Workplace Protections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is taking a step to ensure that Pennsylvania employers fulfill their responsibilities to protect temporary workers. The agency is recommending that host employers as well as temporary staffing agencies detail in their contracts with one another their respective responsibilities regarding compliance with relevant OSHA standards. Having a contract that… Read More


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