Workplace Injuries Archives

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


Limits of Computer-Based Training

Computer-based training has its advantages and disadvantages, but many people agree that online training alone is not a proper substitution for hands-on training. Even in our modern, technology advanced society, computer-based training may not be as sufficient as on-the-job training. Business Reasons for Adequate Training The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides training standards… 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


Mental Illness at Work

It is becoming more common for employers across the United States to address the mental health concerns of their employees, an issue that has rapidly increased over the past decade. Though there have been past misconceptions, scientists have disproven many myths about mental illnesses and employers have observed these fallacies. In fact, employees with mental… Read More


How to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims

Work-related injuries have a big impact on an employer. Obviously, insurance premiums cover Workers’ Compensation costs, but indirect costs are also a significant impact. Work injuries can result in missed days at work, impacting employers. As a result, employers experience lost productivity, low morale, and pressure to train a replacement. By maintaining a safe work… Read More


Slip & Fall Accidents at Work

During winter, there is the potential for a slip and fall accident at any moment. Winter weather causes ice to form on the ground, resulting in slippery surfaces. When ice is present at a business and a patron is injured from a slip and fall accident, this could give patrons the opportunity to file a… Read More


Office Injuries

You may think that working in an office environment is safer than other work environments, such as construction work or washing windows. Yet, there are risks involved with working in an office environment. Common office injuries can happen in many different situations and include the following: Injuries associated with lifting Falls Repetitive injuries associated with… Read More


Working in Cold Conditions

Working in cold conditions can be challenging. Employees who work outside in cold temperatures should be aware of safety precautions be provided with proper gear by their employers. Employers should also provide a warm, dry place for employees to avoid cold stress injuries, which is stress on the body due to working in cold temperatures… 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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