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Nail Gun Safety Tips

Nail guns are very common in the construction industry. They have basically replaced the hammer and have boosted productivity in laborious nailing tasks. There are approximately 37,000 emergency room visits each year due to nail gun injuries. However, many injuries go unreported. Injuries often happen due to lack of protective equipment or lack of training on nail gun use. Although most injuries are to the hands or fingers, the most serious nail gun injuries occur to the spinal cord, head,[…] Read More


Is Hearing Loss Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Hearing loss is indeed covered under workers’ compensation. Of course, workers must demonstrate that the hearing loss is associated with the conditions in their workplace. This could be due to trauma to the head or ear or from long-term exposure to loud noise. In some industries, it may be easier than in others to prove that hearing loss is tied to their employment. How the injury was caused, and the severity of the hearing impairment will affect how much workers’[…] Read More


Bill Would Provide Workers’ Compensation to Volunteer Firefighters

A bill that was recently introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature would change the status of volunteer firefighters to make them municipal employees under the law. As a result, they would then be covered under workers’ compensation laws and be eligible for workers’ compensation insurance if they are injured in the while performing their heroic duties. While this bill has not been enacted into law, it addresses important issues. The bill also could have an important effect on the state’s workers’ compensation funds,[…] Read More


Hazards of Welding Work

Welding work is physically demanding and the work environment can be extremely hazardous. For these reasons, it is not surprising that welders have one of the most dangerous jobs within the United States. Welders must be extra cautious while on the job. Even when practicing safety measures, work injuries can still happen. Some injuries are more common among welders. If a welder becomes injured on the job, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Working with Intense Heat Causes Severe[…] Read More


Restaurant Injuries

Restaurants are often glamorized on television shows that feature famous chefs, but television usually does not show the extreme dangers of the restaurant industry. In reality, restaurants are full of hazards that can result in serious work injuries. All employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace, but even in environments where employers strive to comply with the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, accidents can still happen. Common Injuries Restaurants are full of dangers for[…] Read More


Workers’ Compensation and Plantar Fasciitis

Workers’ compensation offers benefits to injured employees. Injuries covered by workers’ compensation vary widely and usually have a physical component, a common injury is plantar fasciitis. However, getting a workers’ compensation board to approve a claim for plantar fasciitis can be tricky. Many injured employees who suffer from this painful condition seek representation from attorneys to appeal denied benefits. What Is Plantar Fasciitis? The bottom of the foot consists of a bow-shaped tissue called the plantar fascia. This tissue helps[…] Read More


Mold and the Workplace

In general, we are still learning about the effects of mold in indoor areas and how it impacts air quality. Employees may suspect that air quality has a physical effect on their breathing and how they feel while at work. Mold can lead to dangerous work-related illnesses, victims may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Currently, there are no federal standards regarding the presence of mold in workplaces. Mold can form anywhere, but the key to controlling mold is to understand[…] Read More


Heart Health at Work

In the United States, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death. This is likely due to citizens having high amounts of stress, unhealthy diets, and little exercise. CVD is an epidemic in the United States; therefore, employers and their workers should aim to build healthy habits while at work. People often spend much of their day at work. During this large sum of time, employers have an opportunity to promote a healthier lifestyle. February is American[…] Read More


Workplace Injuries for Factory Workers

Depending on the work environment, employees may suffer a workplace-related injury. Remarkably, office workers still face the possibility of suffering a work injury; they can suffer injuries from accidents outside their work building or even experience mishaps with office supplies and furniture. Factory workers face  greater risks for injuries due to heavy machines and physical processes. Although different factories can pose different types of risks, common causes for injuries are similar. Common Injuries The following examples are common injuries suffered[…] Read More


What Are Lump-Sum Settlements?

Most workers do not consider that they may suffer a serious injury on the job. But, what if you do suffer a severe work injury? Clearly, workers’ compensation is a satisfactory resolution; however, filing workers’ compensation still leaves workers with an important decision to make. Injured workers need to thoroughly reflect on whether or not they should receive a large sum or receive periodic payments for their injuries.  Lump-Sum Payments Versus Periodic Payments Although the idea of receiving a large payment[…] Read More


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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

At Wusinich & Sweeney, LLC, we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.

The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.

We will continue to provide legal services remotely. Pursuant to the Governor’s Order, our firm is closed for in-person meetings.

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