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What Are Common Types of Welding Injuries?

Welding is common in many industries, including construction, manufacturing, and automotive repair. While welding is essential for joining metal parts, it poses several risks to workers, including potential workplace injuries.  Both employers and employees need to understand the types of welding injuries that can occur to help maintain a safe workplace. Many industries have already implemented standards and practices to ensure the safety of their welders and those who work closely with welding.  Even so, welding injuries are among the[…] Read More

Essential Winter Safety Tips for Construction Workers

As winter blankets construction sites, the safety of construction workers becomes a paramount concern. The colder months bring forth unique challenges, from icy surfaces to freezing temperatures, demanding a proactive approach to ensure the well-being and productivity of those working outdoors. In this blog post, we’ll explore essential winter safety tips for construction workers to help them avoid workplace accidents.   Layer Up for Warmth   As temperatures drop, proper attire is the first defense against the cold. Dressing in[…] Read More

What Is Machine Guarding?

In many industries, machines are crucial in enhancing productivity and efficiency.  However, the benefits of machine use come with inherent risks that can pose serious and sometimes deadly threats to the workers who operate them.  Fortunately, employers can implement machine guarding, a fundamental safety measure used across various sectors to mitigate these risks and create a safer work environment. Machines cause over 18,000 injuries, such as lacerations, amputations, and crushing injuries, in the United States each year.  Machine guarding refers[…] Read More

Workplace Ladder Accidents: What You Should Know?

Among the various hazards that can cause workplace injury or illness, ladder accidents are a significant and often preventable risk.  And they happen more often than you may think.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from ladders are among the top causes of workplace injuries yearly. Among the broken bones and bruises that a fall from a ladder can cause, they could also be fatal.  In fact, in 2020 alone, there were 161 fatal work injuries[…] Read More

Can Pregnancy Affect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Pennsylvania employees injured are typically eligible for worker’s compensation benefits. When their claims are approved, employees can receive payments for medical costs associated with the injury, plus wage loss replacement and other kinds of compensation. What happens if the claimant is expecting a child, however? Employers cannot deny, limit, or reduce workers’ compensation claims solely based on an employee’s pregnancy; you likely know that this is a form of discrimination. There are federal laws that prohibit companies from denying these[…] Read More

Safety Tips for Carpenters

Carpentry is a skilled career that requires precision, expertise, and a keen eye for detail.  However, while creating beautiful and functional structures, carpenters work with tools and materials that put them at risk for injury.  Prioritizing safety is essential in the carpentry profession to ensure the quality of work and the well-being of the carpenter. Some of the most common threats a carpenter faces daily include working with sharp tools and heavy equipment, as well as asbestos and other chemicals[…] Read More

Occupational Hearing Loss: What You Should Know?

Unfortunately, some jobs can put our hearing at risk, also known as occupational hearing loss.  This hearing impairment is caused by prolonged exposure to loud noises in the workplace, affecting many workers across different industries. Workers’ compensation may cover your hearing loss injury if you experience 10 percent or more hearing loss. Unlike sudden hearing loss, which can occur in an instant, occupational hearing loss often develops over an extended period, often years of exposure to high noise levels.  Here[…] Read More

What Are My Options if My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

Discovering that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied can be disheartening and stressful. However, it is crucial to remember that a denial does not necessarily mean the end of your pursuit of benefits. In Pennsylvania, as in other states, there are specific steps you can take to appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim. When your workers’ compensation claim is denied in Pennsylvania, the first step is to understand why.  There are many reasons why an insurance company may deny your[…] Read More

What Are Common Types of Burn Injuries That Occur in the Workplace?

Burn injuries pose a significant threat to workers across different industries.  According to the CDC, about 1.1 million people suffer a burn injury each year, with about 15 percent of those people suffering burn injuries in a work-related accident. Burn injuries are one of the most painful injuries to suffer, including a grueling recovery process.  With long-term care, extensive treatment, cosmetic surgery, and psychological counseling, a burn survivor faces piling medical bills and lost wages.  If you are a worker[…] Read More

Can Restaurant Workers Collect Workers’ Compensation?

When someone says they are in a dangerous line of work, you might think they are employed by construction or mining companies. Restaurant work can also be hazardous, even though it might not appear that way, and the conditions can lead to severe workplace injuries. Common work injuries among restaurant workers include: Burns: High heat from stoves, ovens, and fryers poses burn risks for workers. Besides that, food preparers and servers can get burned when handling hot cookware, food, and[…] Read More