Workers’ Compensation Archives

Are Haunted House Workers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

Halloween is a holiday that everyone can enjoy, including adults. Unfortunately, there are some hazards associated with Halloween. Some of the most dangerous situations affect the employees working in haunted house attractions or events. Haunted houses can pose hazards for those visiting them, but the workers in charge of entertaining the guests are especially prone… Read More


Can Workplace Injuries be Reduced by Employees Staying Home?

Workplace injuries are more common than one may think, and in many cases, the injuries are more severe than expected. As many know, workplace injuries are usually expensive and normally lessen the company’s production and efficiency when there is an employee absent. In recent years, injury management has developed, making the workplace a much safer… Read More


What are Common Work Injury Claims Filed by Teachers?

Workers’ Compensation benefits cover workplace injuries and occupational illnesses. The purpose behind Workers’ Compensation insurance is to ensure that injured employees are fairly compensated for lost wages, medical bills, and other losses during the time that they are unable to work. Injuries and accidents can happen at any workplace, however, some jobs carry greater risk… Read More


How Do I Handle a Work Injury That was Caused by a Third Party?

After a workplace accident, an employee can end up with large medical bills and missed work days. Some work-related injuries can even be caused by third parties. In these situations, questions arise about Workers’ Compensation and liability. If a third party caused the employee’s injury, they may be able to get compensation through a third-party… Read More


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


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