Workers’ Compensation Archives

What Industries Have the Highest Rates of Workplace Injuries?

Each year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects mandated reports of workplace injuries and illnesses. They analyze the results that can be used to evaluate programmatic efficiency in reducing workplace illnesses and injuries.  The statistics include an incidence rate, which is the number of injuries per 100 employees. These rates are reported by… Read More


Is Screen Use Increasing Workplace Eye Injuries?

Work-related eye injuries are traditionally found in outdoor settings, such as lumber yards or on construction sites. However, office work has been found to be a significant source of workplace eye injuries. Paperless processing has streamlined some office tasks, reducing the need to print, copy, fax, and file paper documents. Many office workers no longer… Read More


Does Workers’ Compensation Cover a Bad Reaction to the Coronavirus Vaccine?

Employees may wonder whether a bad reaction to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will be covered by Workers’ Compensation. Typically, employers will work with a health care provider or some other authorized entity to actually administer the vaccine. What makes the issue more complicated is that these vaccines are new, and laws are still developing. Typical… Read More


What Should I Do After I Receive a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you have been injured on the job, you could qualify for Workers’ Compensation under Pennsylvania law. Whether it is a work injury from a repetitive task or a more severe injury from an accident, you may file a Workers’ Compensation claim if the injury occurred during or because of your employment. However, denied claims… Read More


OSHA Announces Top COVID-19 Violations for 2020

During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, government agencies have been making an effort to reduce the health risks among citizens. One of the most significant sources of infection is the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued out citations to employers that failed to provide adequate COVID-19 protections to keep employees from exposure. The… Read More


What Happens if I am Injured by an Animal at Work?

Most people do not think about being injured by an animal at work, but there are many workers whose occupations can bring them into contact with animals. Veterinarians and agricultural workers deal with animals every day, while others, like construction workers, maintenance workers, and delivery workers, may come across animals occasionally. An animal can also… Read More


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


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