Avoiding Work Injuries During Winter

Risk of work injuries not only substantially increase during the winter months, but work injury severity increases as temperatures drop. With over 20,000 work injuries in 2017, numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) significantly support the elevated workplace risk during winter. Common winter hazards at the workplace include driving in the snow, working in slippery conditions, cold stress, and falling ice from rooftops. Outdoor workers face an…Read More

Seeking Compensation After Construction Accidents in Pennsylvania

Construction workers seem as if they are always on the job, working to create and improve structures throughout Pennsylvania. This can include buildings, roads, sidewalks, and more. While working in this field, employees are often put at risk for serious injuries, as they use dangerous tools in potentially hazardous locations. It is because of this that construction jobs are constantly ranked as one of the most dangerous. In order to…Read More

Workers Compensation Law in Pennsylvania

When people go to work every day, they expect that their day will go as planned. They do not usually consider the possibility of being involved in a workplace accident. However, it is possible for an accident to happen at work regardless of a person’s profession. When this happens, it is important to know what workers’ compensation exists to assist employees during this difficult time.  Workers’ Compensation The majority of…Read More

How Workers’ Compensation Benefits are Paid

If you are unable to work because you suffered a work-related injury or illness, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for your lost wages and medical expenses. It’s important that you understand how the worker’s compensation laws work and how benefits are paid if you become eligible to receive them. Workers’ compensation benefits are generally paid by private insurance companies that provide coverage for employers. Nearly all Pennsylvania employers are…Read More

Can I Be Forced to Go Back to Work after a Workplace Injury?

If you have been injured at work, and have been receiving workers’ compensation benefits, it can be a stressful time. The worker’s compensation process isn’t always easy to negotiate, and there are many rules and regulations to follow. One aspect that can be particularly difficult is when your employer and workers’ compensation doctors believe you are ready to return to work, and you don’t. Perhaps you are still not feeling…Read More

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Workplace Injuries

Each year, there are as many as 50,000 non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in Pennsylvania, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with nearly 200 fatalities in the state. That rate is slightly higher than the national average. Workplace injuries cost employers and employees hundreds of thousands of dollars every year in profits, income, benefits, and productivity. You can see that it’s not only the right thing to do…Read More

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