Workplace Accidents Archives

Why is Forklift Safety Overlooked?

Consumers and purchasers in the supply chain rely on warehouse workers in some way. This is true whether the last stop before a sale is a brick-and-mortar store or an online distribution or fulfillment center. In a warehouse, moving materials, parts, or finished goods is done by forms of a forklift truck. Although these vehicles… 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


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


What are the Most Common Office-Related Injuries?

When most people think about workplace injuries, they imagine dramatic accidents on dangerous worksites, but a lot of work injuries happen in office spaces. Offices seem like relatively safe places to work, but there are many dangers that exist. In order to reduce the risk of injuries, it is important to learn about the most… Read More


Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Stress and Anxiety?

It is possible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits for stress and anxiety. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers both workplace mental injuries and physical injuries. However, claims for work-related stress and anxiety can be more difficult to prove than ones involving physical workplace injuries. Types of Psychological Work Injuries in Pennsylvania Only certain types of… Read More


Differences Between Safety Helmets and Hard Hats

Hard hats have been a mainstay for the past 40 years at construction sites and other hazardous work areas. However, employers are starting to shift away from hard hats to safety helmets in order to achieve better safety standards for their employees and help reduce construction accidents. Safety helmets can provide better coverage for employees… Read More


Are Medical Expenses Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

When seeking Workers’ Compensation, the main concern is whether medical expenses will be covered if the worker is found eligible for compensation. In Pennsylvania, medical expenses will be covered or mostly covered if injuries are directly related to an accident that occurred at work. Although this may not be that important to workers who expect… Read More


Seasonal Worker Safety

Many people consider a second job during the holiday season to earn extra money to spend on gifts or holiday travel. Others who are unemployed may see seasonal employment as a quick fix to their situation. Either way, seasonal employees are entitled to Workers’ Compensation under Pennsylvania law, just like other permanent employees. Seasonal employees… Read More


Chemical Burn Injuries at Work

Many types of occupations require interactions with chemicals at work.  This could include laboratory workers, salon workers, or workers who provide cleaning services.  Employers can be liable for any injuries associated with chemical burns and liability may increase if employers have taken the appropriate steps to mitigate or prevent injuries. Common workplace chemicals that can… Read More


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