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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation if I am Injured on a Lunch Break? 

In most circumstances, workers are not eligible for workers’ compensation if they are injured on break. Yet, there are factors to take into account when determining whether an injury sustained on a lunch break is eligible for compensation. What is Workers’ Compensation? First, it is important to understand what types of injuries do qualify for workers’ compensation. The idea behind workers’ compensation is to provide financial relief to those suffering from work injuries or illnesses. It may apply to repetitive[…] Read More


How to Keep Workers Safe in Extreme Heat

Working outdoors in the summer can be deadly for workers. As temperatures rise, workers are more at risk for injury, illness, and even death. The most important risk factor in heat-related illnesses is lack of acclimatization. Up to 70 percent of heat-related deaths of outdoor workers happen within the first few days of working. This is because the body needs to build up a tolerance to the elevated temperature gradually over time. Other risk factors that will increase a worker’s[…] Read More


Why Should You Always Contact a Lawyer After a Work Injury?

By law, employees that are injured at work are eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. In order for an employee to be able to collect benefits, he or she must have sustained an injury while performing regular work duties. Sometimes, other factors can complicate workers’ compensation claims to the point that an average worker may need to hire an experienced lawyer. How Can Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Help me? A skilled workers’ compensation lawyer knows how employers and insurance[…] Read More


Federal Law Prohibits Discrimination Against Gay and Transgender Workers, Supreme Court Rules

The Supreme Court has ruled that the broad protections from workplace discrimination in Title VII extend to gay and transgender employees, ruling that such discrimination is on the basis of sex. For the first time, every worker in the United States can enjoy protection from workplace discrimination for being gay or transgender. The Court ruled 6-3, with the majority opinion authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was appointed by President Trump. “An employer who fired an individual for being homosexual[…] Read More


Retail Workers Face Many Risks Amid the Pandemic

As our world slowly combats the coronavirus, our communities have recognized essential workers. Normally, essential workers include nurses, doctors, police, and emergency responders. However, with the threat of the rapidly spreading virus and the shut-down economy, retail workers showed us that they are essential. Retail Work Essential During the Pandemic Retail work is vital for society to survive the pandemic, grocery workers and workers at stores, like Walmart or Target, are at risk. Retail workers are meeting panicked customers’ demands[…] Read More


How to Prepare a Safe Workplace

Maintaining a safe workplace is always important, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. All occupations have safety risks, and employees should always have proper protection to help reduce work-related injuries and illnesses. Your employees should continuously feel comfortable going to work and should not have to worry about the lack of safety precautions. Employers are responsible for keeping the workplace safe and providing employees with everything they need to do their work without harming themselves or others. What Are the Benefits[…] Read More


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


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.