Workers’ Compensation Archives
Can Gig Workers Collect Workers’ Compensation?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on May 30, 2023
Over the past few years, taking a gig work job has become a new norm for many people, even if they already have a full-time job. Gig workers find jobs like ridesharing, food delivery, package delivery, and property maintenance. These jobs can be hazardous and labor intensive. Because they are often considered independent contractors, it… Read More
Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for Lost Wages?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on March 28, 2023
After getting hurt on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits include recovery of some of your lost wages. The exact amount you are eligible to receive will depend upon a number of factors, including how much you make per week and the maximum weekly Workers’ Compensation allowed by your… Read More
What Should I Do After I Hurt My Back at Work?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on March 3, 2023
Anyone’s back can ache every now and then, but work-related back injuries can be much more serious. These kinds of workplace injuries are quite common. Back injuries are a leading cause of work limitations and time lost from work and can involve overwhelming medical expenses and loss of pay. If you hurt your back while… Read More
How Common Are Work-Related Knee Injuries?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on December 7, 2022
Workplace knee injuries can be extremely debilitating, and unfortunately, they are quite common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over 100,000 workers suffer knee injuries at work each year. That is a lot of people who are suffering from pain and disability because of a workplace injury. There are a few different types… Read More
How Can You Avoid a Back Injury at Work?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on December 2, 2022
Back injuries can come on suddenly or happen slowly over time. They are also a top reason for Workers’ Compensation claims. Many back injuries are preventable, so what can you do to avoid one at work? Understanding how to lift heavy objects properly is crucial. Instead of bending with your back, get up close to… Read More
What Are Common Mistakes Employees Make After a Workplace Accident?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on October 6, 2022
There are many mistakes that an injured employee can make after a workplace accident. Sometimes, these mistakes can be devastating because it will harm their ability to get the benefits they deserve when they are injured at work. However, by following a few tips, you can avoid mistakes that will affect your Workers’ Compensation claim…. Read More
What Is a Workplace Degloving Injury?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on July 21, 2022
A degloving injury occurs whenever skin is forcibly removed from any body part. Many workplace degloving injuries affect fingers, hands, legs, and arms, but they can occur to any part of your body. Degloving injuries are often long-lasting and might cause a partial or full disablement of a body part. Degloving injuries cause soft tissue… Read More
What Is National Safety Month?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on June 17, 2022
National Safety Month takes place every June and is sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC). This observance aims to make workplaces, homes, communities, and roads safer by reducing the leading causes of injuries and fatalities. Each week focuses on different topics, and the public is strongly encouraged to participate. The first week of National… Read More
OSHA Launches New Program Focusing on Heat-Related Work Injuries
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on June 9, 2022
With the heat of summer quickly approaching, many employers need to be concerned about how hot their workplaces will become. Every year, many employees suffer from heat-related workplace injuries. Some employment locations are prone to becoming extremely hot, especially when the work is done either outside or in manufacturing facilities that are difficult to cool…. Read More
How Can Eye Injuries Be Avoided at Work?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on May 3, 2022
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