What Should I Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

It is important to know what to look for when choosing a workers’ compensation lawyer. If you were injured at work or you developed a work-related illness, there are many reasons why having a lawyer is advantageous. A competent workers’ compensation attorney should be able to handle your claim appropriately, ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process, and fight to obtain the best outcome in your case. What Qualities Should a Competent Workers’ Compensation Attorney Have? Everyone has[…] Read More

How is First Aid Being Delivered to Injured Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

First aid has become much more complicated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The quick spread of the novel coronavirus has caused concern for people who work in dangerous jobs, the attendants who care for their injuries, and businesses that must continue operating. How Serious is the Injury? The severity of the injury determines the initial response. For example, a worker who is slightly ill or not injured badly may be asked to assess the situation on their own. This makes[…] Read More

Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19?

This is a complex issue with opposing views. Workers can suffer different types of injuries or contract occupational diseases, but there is no precedent for the novel coronavirus, which is known as COVID-19. What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a coronavirus that has been categorized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and it has shut down businesses, led to stay at home orders from local governments, and killed tens of thousands of people. Since COVID-19 is unique, there is[…] Read More

Worker Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our nation is currently dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the devastation it has caused to many people across the nation. Workers on the front lines are constantly putting themselves at risk of catching the virus. Worker safety is of extreme importance during this time and employers need to ensure that they are enforcing proper hygiene and cleanliness to keep their workers safe. The following is a list of how to maintain a safe and healthy work environment during[…] Read More

Injuries and Hazards that Health Care Workers Face

Health care workers go into the field to help the injured and sick, but they often experience injuries and burnouts in the workplace. You must be aware of these problems if you work in the health care industry or manage health care professionals. Use the tips below to help prevent work injuries and to educate your staff. You must also review your workers’ compensation benefits so that you may receive coverage when it is needed. Injuries Among Health Care Workers[…] Read More

Psychological Effects Caused by Work-Related Injuries Must Be Addressed

When an employee is injured or suffers from an illness related to certain conditions at work, most often they are eligible to file for a workers’ compensation claim. However, employees must prove that the injury or illness directly stemmed from conditions at work. Many may think that physical injuries are more prevalent than psychological injuries. However, studies indicate that physical injuries often lead to mental health issues that are just as catastrophic. Workers’ Compensation and Mental Health Side Effects One[…] Read More

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

A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:

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.

We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.

Should you have any concerns, please contact us online or call (610) 389-3803.

Thank you and take care.