Workers’ Compensation Archives

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


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


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