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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

Can Auto Mechanics Collect Workers’ Compensation?

Many auto mechanics face serious workplace injuries and illnesses, like herniated discs and respiratory issues.  With the many hazards an auto mechanic faces, it is natural to wonder if they can collect workers’ compensation benefits. Whether you are an auto, diesel, small engine, or heavy vehicle mechanic, you are covered under workers’ compensation laws in Pennsylvania, as you would be in other states.  In fact, employers are legally required under Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act to provide coverage to any employee[…] Read More

Seasonal Holiday Employees and Workers’ Compensation

As the holiday season approaches, businesses nationwide often hire seasonal employees to meet the increased demand for goods and services. While the influx of temporary workers brings great benefits, it also raises essential workers’ compensation considerations. As in other states, seasonal employees are entitled to certain protections under workers’ compensation laws in Pennsylvania. Seasonal employment is common during the holidays, especially in retail, hospitality, and logistics industries. These temporary positions help businesses manage customer activity while ensuring smoother operations. Workers’[…] Read More

Are Workers’ Compensation Appeals Typically Successful?

A workers’ compensation denial makes it difficult to pay medical bills and the stress and worry can lengthen recovery times. This is a common occurrence, but those decisions can be successfully challenged with appeals. The chances for this outcome depend on how well the claimant follows instructions and evidence, amongst other things. Workers’ compensation claims are often denied because of incorrect or missing information on forms. Denials also happen when claimants do not follow proper procedures, like reporting an illness[…] Read More