Workers’ Compensation Archives

Does Workplace Violence Fit into Workers’ Compensation?

Workplace violence is physical or threatening violence that can happen to anyone while they are working. Several different incidents can happen while in the workplace to classify it as workplace violence, and some occupations are more at-risk than others. Unfortunately, workplace violence can be hard to predict and therefore prevent. Workplace violence can take the… Read More


Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Stress?

Stress is part of everyday life, but work situations often exacerbate stress. While proving stress caused a workplace injury is difficult, there are exceptions. For example, if someone develops a serious, stress-related digestive disorder due to their workplace situation, it is easier to prove that the individual suffers from a stress-related physical issue. While a… Read More


Heat-Related Work Injuries

Heat-related injuries and illnesses, such as sunburn, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, cramps, and rashes can occur in many types of work environments, and can be immediate or build up over time. As temperatures heat up this summer, now is the time to learn the signs and symptoms and to become familiar with preventative measures. Heat… Read More


Firefighter Safety Stand Down Week

Firefighters regularly put themselves at risk of injury during the line of duty simply because of the nature of their roles. One rarely talked about topic is the higher-than-average possibility of firefighters being diagnosed with work-related cancers. How extensive is this concern? Between 2010 and 2015, almost 30,000 firefighters studied by the National Institute for… Read More


What are Common Forklift Injuries?

On June 11, manufacturers and industrial companies are asked to recognize and commemorate National Forklift Safety Day. Plenty of workers regularly use forklifts to do their jobs. However, like all machinery, forklift operations can lead to injuries and even fatalities. Research shows that nearly 100,000 forklift accidents are reported each year. Common Injuries Related to… Read More


Construction Accidents in Warmer Weather

Warm weather brings an increase in construction projects around Pennsylvania. Not surprisingly, the spring and summer months can be some the most dangerous times for people who work on construction sites. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 13 workers are hurt every day due to preventable accidents. Construction incidents can occur for a… Read More


National Safety Stand-Down Week

Workers across Pennsylvania will recognize National Safety Stand-Down Week from May 6 to 10. Initiated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and other regulatory entities several years ago, the National Safety Stand-Down Week campaign offers an opportunity for businesses to revisit safety protocols and… Read More


Manufacturing Industry Hazards

Producing goods and products using machinery is what manufacturing is all about. This vast industry has many different categories; some of the largest sectors include electronics, computers, metals, minerals, coal, plastics, chemicals, wood, printing, transportation, and foods. Much of the work takes place at mills, factories, and plants, and each has their own operating methods,… Read More


Ergonomic Injuries in the Workplace

When thinking of workplace injuries, the first thing that may come to mind is slip-and-falls or construction accidents. However, there is an entirely separate collection of injuries that often go unnoticed. These injuries are called musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) or ergonomic injuries. They are injuries that occur when someone repeats physical tasks on a day-to-day basis…. Read More


An Overview of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The concept of workers’ compensation is often described as a compromise between the rights and needs of employers and employees. Both sides know that injuries occur. The compromise of workers’ compensation is that each side gets some benefit. Employees have compensation options when they get injured or sick on the job, while employers are not… Read More


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