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

Ignoring Workplace Ergonomics Leads to Serious Injuries

When workplaces are not ergonomically designed, employees may develop work injuries, and the most common injury is a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). In Pennsylvania, MSDs are generally compensable under workers’ compensation. If a worker was injured due to poor or lacking workplace ergonomics, they may need a lawyer to collect the maximum amount of benefits available. What Causes Musculoskeletal Disorders? MSDs are soft tissue injuries that are often caused by overexertion, awkward postures, repetitive motions, and vibration. They account for approximately[…] Read More

Workplace Safety Tips for Postal Workers

Often, people may think that working as a postal worker is an easy job with few hardships, but nothing could be further from the truth. Postal employees experience more work injuries than any other federal employees. Approximately, 34,000 postal workers are injured each year, and about 13,000 of those injuries are directly caused by mail delivery. What is the Federal Employment Compensation Act? It is important to know that when postal workers are injured, they are subject to a different[…] Read More

Keeping Highway Construction Workers Safe

Highway construction workers face various job hazards, including heavy equipment and unsafe drivers who are distracted or speeding through work zones. Each year, approximately 100 highway construction workers are killed and 20,000 are injured in highway construction accidents, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). If a highway worker is suffering from a work injury, he or she may need an attorney to help collect the maximum amount of benefits available. What Hazards are in Highway[…] Read More