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How Should Employees Handle a Concussion at Work?

One of the worst, yet least understood, work injuries is a severe concussion. An employee who has had multiple concussions or a significant blow to the head can experience debilitating symptoms. Most of the time, these systems will last a short time and then fade. However, some concussions are so severe that the symptoms are long lasting. When this happens, it is called post-concussion syndrome. It is important to remember that work-related concussions need to be taken seriously and immediately[…] Read More

How Can Snow Removal Workers Be Kept Safe? 

Living in Pennsylvania means you will have to deal with snow during the winter months. Historical records from the National Weather Service reveal that a few areas in Pennsylvania can expect to receive in excess of 70, 80, or even 100 inches of snow annually. Philadelphians and those living in the surrounding southeastern counties can anticipate around two to three feet in total. Although you will have to take care of any snow removal at your home, you can rely[…] Read More

What Are Some Winter Safety Tips for Delivery Drivers?

It is not easy being a delivery driver. Not only must you carry and pick up packages consistently, but also you must have the focus to drive for hours on end.  The winter season can make driving difficult for anyone; for delivery drivers, with their increased loads and larger vehicles, it can be especially challenging. If you are a delivery or a truck driver, it is important for you to know the necessary adjustments needed to drive safely during the[…] Read More

What Are Some Winter Worksite Hazards?

Winter conditions are right around the corner, which always raises caution. This is especially true for those who are now returning to the workplace as COVID-19 regulations begin to lift.  Employers everywhere must protect their employees by providing a safe work environment; failing to do so during the winter season will likely lead to accidents and Workers’ Compensation claims. Whether you work in an office or in the food industry, the most common winter worksite hazards to watch out for[…] Read More

What Are Some Common Electrical Hazards in the Workplace?

Modern life would be impossible without electricity. We rely on it from morning until evening, including at work. Yet we rarely think about how dangerous electricity can be, especially on the job. According to figures from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 350 workers die of an electrical accident every year. Thousands more suffer nonfatal electricity-related injuries that keep them away from their jobs, sometimes permanently. And their numbers do not just include electricians. They include people from[…] Read More

Is Distracted Driving a Factor in Work-Related Vehicle Accidents?

Distracted driving leads to more on-the-job accidents than driving under the influence or speeding. An important contributing factor is the use of mobile devices while traveling. Although companies forbid it, workers or salespeople tend to engage in client calls or conferences while driving. This type of distracted driving is a main cause of accidents. Despite that, the use of technology will encourage workers to utilize their phones while driving if it means they can get more work done. Distracted driving[…] Read More

Are Psychological Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Workplace injuries are not limited to physical problems that are easy to see. Sometimes, workers experience mental injuries that require psychological treatments. However, many employees and even their managers are unsure whether these types of so-called hidden injuries can be covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance. The simple answer is that Workers’ Compensation is designed to provide short-term disability and other financial benefits to workers who have been injured during the course of doing their jobs. Under that definition, psychological injuries[…] Read More

What Are the Most Common Work Accidents?

Every occupational accident is unique in some way. Nevertheless, some types of work-related accidents happen more frequently than others. This discussion explores some of the more common workplace accidents and how to avoid them. Slip and Fall Accidents Most people have lost their footing on a slippery or uneven surface. Most of the time, we can recover without injury. However, slipping happens quite a bit on job sites where the ground is slick or otherwise difficult to navigate. These places[…] Read More

How Does a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Work?

Nearly three million on-the-job accidents happen across the United States every year, according to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though most workplace accidents are not fatal, they can still be costly. Even a minor employee injury could require extensive and expensive treatment, including surgery, physical therapy, and time away from work. The good news for most working Pennsylvanians is that they are covered by their employers’ Workers’ Compensation insurance. Workers’ Compensation is a type of no-fault insurance.[…] Read More

What Are Common Injuries for Restaurant Workers?

It is risky to work in the food service industry. Restaurant and bar occupations can involve many obvious and hidden dangers, owing to the nature of being around hot food, wet floors, and sharp objects. Fortunately, part-time, full-time, and seasonal employees who get hurt on the job can apply for Workers’ Compensation benefits. According to national averages, a single restaurant can expect to receive four Workers’ Compensation claims annually, amounting to more than $45,000. Yet avoiding accidents in the first[…] Read More