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How Can Workers Avoid Serious Eye Injuries?

Workers in many different occupations are at risk for eye injuries. Some high-risk jobs include the following: Maintenance Welding Mining Manufacturing Construction Although a worker’s occupation may increase their risk for an eye injury, experts say that failing to wear eye protection is a top cause for eye injuries. Wearing proper eye protection is crucial in the workplace. Additionally, certain machines should have work screens or other types of controls built in that protect the eyes of employees. According to[…] Read More


How Can Work-Related Pain be Prevented?

In certain jobs, employees are vulnerable to repetitive motion or movements that put continuous stress on the body. Although the employer has a responsibility to create a safe work environment, employees can also advocate for themselves and listen to their bodies to protect against work injuries and associated pain. The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that in the United States, musculoskeletal disorders account for 600,000 injuries and illnesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor linked musculoskeletal injuries with 34 percent[…] Read More


Does Shift Work Cause More Workplace Accidents?

Shift work is when employees work continuous shifts. Often, it includes working the night shift. Studies show that working at night repeatedly, even if it is a person’s regular routine, can be harmful to the body. When an employee’s body is continually under stress, this can eventually lead to reduction in work performance and an increase in accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that accidents and work injuries are 30 percent more likely during the overnight hours.[…] Read More


Is the Veterinary Industry Dangerous?

Workers’ compensation laws are in every state, and employers have obligations to provide safe work environments. Some jobs are considered more dangerous than others. In the veterinary field, many employees are subject to hazards. In fact, workers’ compensation claims in the veterinary industry lead to eight million dollars each year. What are Common Injuries Seen in the Veterinary Field? When taking into account the unpredictability of pets, the risks of getting bitten or scratched are high. There are also other[…] Read More


What is the Best Way to Find a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Work injuries and illnesses can cause stress for workers. Some workers’ compensation cases are simple, but others are more complex. If a hurt employee wants to file a claim, they will need proper legal guidance from a lawyer to get the compensation that they deserve. Many scenarios arise in workers’ compensation cases. An injured worker may have to transition from short-term to long-term disability, or they may need to receive Social Security benefits if they are unfit to return to[…] Read More


How Can Technology Reduce Workplace Injuries?

It is estimated that work injuries cost employers in the United States approximately six billion dollars each year. This is a massive burden to bear for employers. One solution is to introduce new technology in the workplace to reduce injuries at work. This may cause employers to have upfront costs to implement the technology, but it could save lives and money in the long run. Can Wearable Devices Prevent Accidents? Wearable devices include wrist monitors and panic buttons that can[…] Read More


What Should a Family Do After a Fatal Work Accident?

Suffering a work accident is not uncommon. If the worker is injured, they can seek workers’ compensation benefits until they are able to work again. In extreme cases, a work accident may be fatal. While this is rare, it does happen, and families can be left with many questions. Families may not understand the next steps to take after their loved ones passed away. If an employee dies because of a workplace accident, the family can pursue death benefits, or[…] Read More


What Should I Do if a Third-Party Caused My Work Injury?

Suffering a work-related injury is always a possibility, regardless of one’s profession. Workplace injuries can be minor and treatable. Sometimes, work injuries can be more serious and even fatal. Medical bills for job-related injuries can be overwhelming for injured workers and their families. Fortunately, most injuries suffered in the workplace are covered under workers’ compensation benefits. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. These benefits only cover a limited amount and do not cover intangible losses,[…] Read More


Can I Obtain Wage Loss Benefits After a Work Accident?

When a worker is injured on the job or becomes sick, they are likely eligible for workers’ compensation. In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation provides benefits for medical care, specific loss benefits, death benefits, and wage loss. Most employees are covered, but there are a handful of employees who may not be covered under state workers’ compensation laws. Some employees, such as federal employees and longshoremen, may be covered under different types of laws. What are the Types of Wage Loss Benefits?[…] Read More


What to Do and Not Do After a Work Accident

Many workers do not think they will become injured at work. Often, workers believe it may not happen to them or they believe they work in jobs that do not have serious hazards. However, accidents can happen at any type of workplace. When an employee suffers a work-related injury, regardless of the seriousness of the accident, it should be reported. If a worker fails to report the accident and injury, they will not be able to obtain compensation. What Steps[…] Read More


A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Since Governor Wolf’s Order changing Chester County to green status, Wusinich & Sweeney, LLC is open for business. We are making every endeavor to keep our clients safe. If you would like to interact mainly by remote means, we can facilitate your request. Also, we have modified our office pursuant to the below COVID-19 safety plan to keep our clients as safe as possible.

COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

FOR WUSINICH & SWEENEY, LLC

  1. Check all people’s temperatures upon entrance. Deny entrance to anyone with a fever. Inform visitors that we regret that the law requires us to deny entry to people with fevers or other symptoms, and the firm will schedule a telephone or video visit promptly.
  2. Any persons with symptoms (fever, coughing) should stay home.
  3. Stagger work/meeting times to minimize number of persons in the office at once.
  4. All employees and visitors must wear masks except when office is empty or when sitting at own desk.
  5. Make soap and water and hand sanitizer available for all.
  6. All employees and visitors must maintain social distancing while in building.
  7. Use plastic sneeze guards at front desk and in conference room.
  8. IN CASE OF EXPOSURE TO PERSON WITH PROBABLE OR CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19:
    1. Close off areas visited by infected person.
    2. Open outside doors and windows and use fans, if possible, to circulate air.
    3. Wait 24 hours or as long as practical and then clean and sanitize all affected areas.
    4. Identify people who were in close contact (within six feet for more than ten minutes) and follow CDC guidelines.