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What Are Common Workplace Slip and Fall Accidents?

One of the major causes of workers’ compensation injuries is when workers slip and fall on the job. Slip and fall accidents can happen in almost any type of employment situation. It can happen in a production plant, a warehouse, a construction site, or even an office type environment where an employee slips on a… Read More


How Can Drivers Stay Safe on St. Patrick’s Day?

In the United States, where St. Patrick’s Day celebrations started out as a way to celebrate the many Americans with Irish heritage, the holiday has become a drinking holiday, a mix of parades, bar crawls, and special green drinks. It is the fourth most popular drinking holiday in the country behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas,… Read More


Do Car Accidents Increase following the Change to Daylight Saving Time?

Research shows that fatal car accidents increase by up to eight percent the week following the switch to daylight saving time. The main reason is that the time change and additional daylight hours can cause sleep deprivation, leading to drowsy driving and accidents. Experts say that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk… Read More


What Are Some Tips for Working Outdoors in Winter?

Many workers need to be outdoors in winter to do their job. However, working outside means dealing with low temperatures, snow, and ice, which can affect your working abilities. Every year in Pennsylvania, there are hundreds of winter weather-related work injuries. However, many of these injuries can be avoided. All you have to do is… Read More


How Do I Prove My Injuries Are Work Related?

Most work-related injuries are simple to handle. Most of the time, the injured worker does not miss time from work, or only misses the time needed for a trip to the emergency room. The worker gets injured, gets treatment, and returns to work. In those easy cases, there is no need to hire a lawyer…. Read More


What Happens if You Have a Vehicle Fire?

Have you ever seen a car on fire on the side of the road and wondered how that happened? Car fires are actually more prevalent than what you may have thought, as 33 car fires are reported every hour in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Inexperienced drivers are the… Read More


Can I Be Sued if I Wave Another Driver in Front of Me?

Traffic regulations are carefully designed by those with experience in understanding terrain, vehicle performance, and ergonomics.  They serve to minimize congestion and maximize safety.  When someone waves another motorist on in traffic, it can interfere with the carefully considered traffic flow design and signage.  Waving another driver on through traffic gives the impression that it… Read More


What Should Workers Know about Musculoskeletal Disorders?

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 Lockout/Tagout Procedures?

Lockout/tagout procedures are vital processes necessary to protect the health and safety of workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has designated that lockout/tagout protocols should be taught to all employees who work around machinery and/or dangerous materials. Most of the time, lockout/tagout procedures are used in manufacturing plants or businesses that require the… Read More


Is It Dangerous to Drive after a Concussion?

A concussion is a potentially serious head injury that could occur at just about any time and in a variety of ways. A slip and fall incident, car accident, sports injury, or a wide range of other potential causes could cause you to suffer a concussion, which is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). … Read More


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