Workplace Illness Archives
What Are the Dangers of Working with Solvents?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Lead Exposure on March 24, 2022
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of workers in the Philadelphia region that work with solvents on a daily basis. Solvents are a necessity for many production facilities. However, there are dozens of solvents that are dangerous to workers, and contact with these solvents can cause serious work-related injuries. Pennsylvania workers need to understand the… Read More
What Should Workers Know about Musculoskeletal Disorders?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on January 21, 2022
Muscle sprains and strains are a normal part of life. Yet not all musculoskeletal disorders, conditions, and problems arise from everyday occurrences. Some are the result of workplace injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that musculoskeletal disorders make up nearly one-third of Workers’ Compensation payment claims. The average worker with a musculoskeletal… Read More
What are the Most Common Office-Related Injuries?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workplace Accidents on December 14, 2020
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?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workplace Accidents on November 6, 2020
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
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Lead Exposure on February 12, 2020
When one thinks of lead exposure, it is common to think of children being exposed by this danger, but employees should also be aware of potential lead exposure in their workplaces. Employees should be cognizant of hazardous materials to avoid developing medical conditions due to occupational exposures. Work Tasks That Expose Workers to Lead If… Read More
Healthy Lungs in the Workplace
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on October 30, 2019
Good air quality is just as important to our health as any other aspect in our daily lives. Millions of people across the country suffer from a form of lung disease. From emphysema to deadly lung cancers, you or someone you know most likely has a respiratory issue. We all take breathing for granted, and… Read More
Workers’ Compensation for COPD
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on October 18, 2019
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that affects about 15 million Americans, and experts believe it will be the third-leading cause of death by next year. Smoking can cause COPD, but genetics and exposure to fume, dusts, or gases at work can also be prominent factors. Smokers and those with asthma that… Read More
Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Stress?
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on June 26, 2019
Stress is part of everyday life, but work situations often exacerbate stress. While proving stress caused a workplace injury is difficult, there are exceptions. For example, if someone develops a serious, stress-related digestive disorder due to their workplace situation, it is easier to prove that the individual suffers from a stress-related physical issue. While a… Read More
Heat-Related Work Injuries
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workers' Compensation on June 21, 2019
Heat-related injuries and illnesses, such as sunburn, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, cramps, and rashes can occur in many types of work environments, and can be immediate or build up over time. As temperatures heat up this summer, now is the time to learn the signs and symptoms and to become familiar with preventative measures. Heat… Read More
Tuberculosis: an Overview for Workers
On behalf of Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello posted in Workplace Illness on October 26, 2018
Pennsylvania residents who work in places where the same people share the same space for an extended period of time should be aware that transmission of tuberculosis is a risk that they face. This includes healthcare employees and those who work in prisons, jails, homeless and social assistance shelters and emergency shelters. The risk usually… Read More