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

Injuries and Hazards that Health Care Workers Face

Health care workers go into the field to help the injured and sick, but they often experience injuries and burnouts in the workplace. You must be aware of these problems if you work in the health care industry or manage health care professionals. Use the tips below to help prevent work injuries and to educate your staff. You must also review your workers’ compensation benefits so that you may receive coverage when it is needed. Injuries Among Health Care Workers[…] Read More

Psychological Effects Caused by Work-Related Injuries Must Be Addressed

When an employee is injured or suffers from an illness related to certain conditions at work, most often they are eligible to file for a workers’ compensation claim. However, employees must prove that the injury or illness directly stemmed from conditions at work. Many may think that physical injuries are more prevalent than psychological injuries. However, studies indicate that physical injuries often lead to mental health issues that are just as catastrophic. Workers’ Compensation and Mental Health Side Effects One[…] Read More

A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:

A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

At Wusinich & Sweeney, LLC, we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.

The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.

We will continue to provide legal services remotely. Pursuant to the Governor’s Order, our firm is closed for in-person meetings.

We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.

Should you have any concerns, please contact us online or call (610) 389-3803.

Thank you and take care.