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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Herniated Disc?

Back injuries are debilitating. Anyone who has suffered with severe or chronic back pain can describe how painful it can be and how difficult it can be to do even simple tasks. If you suffered a back injury like a herniated disc at work, you might wonder if your employer would have to cover your expenses. The answer can vary based on the situation, but to find out for sure, consider speaking with a lawyer who can help you determine[…] Read More

What Are Injuries Sustained by Roofers?

Workplace injuries can happen to anyone and at any time, regardless of the profession. However, some jobs are naturally more prone to injuries than others, and one such profession is roofing. Whether it is due to the dangerous conditions on a roof or simply the high risk of falling off of one, roofing workers are constantly exposed to a wide range of hazards that can easily lead to an injury. It is crucial for those in this profession to take[…] Read More

What Are Common Manufacturing Injuries?

Common manufacturing injuries are workplace injuries that occur in the manufacturing industry frequently, or at least at higher rates than other injuries. If you or a loved one were injured on the job, reach out to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer today. Here are some of the most common injuries manufacturing workers suffer. Cuts and Lacerations Manufacturing workers often suffer cuts and lacerations from knives, machinery, and other sharp objects. Workers in the manufacturing industry often suffer from cuts and[…] Read More

What Are the Main Causes of Construction Accidents?

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 60 percent of worker fatalities in the construction industry can be attributed to the “Fatal Four” hazards: falls, electrical hazards, struck-by, and caught in/between accidents. Falls Falls from heights are the leading cause of fatal construction accidents in this country. Despite clear OSHA standards for fall prevention equipment and procedures, over 300 construction workers die in falls annually. Electrical Hazards Contact with electrical sources account for 10 to 15[…] Read More

Are Repetitive Stress Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

A repetitive stress injury occurs due to repeatedly making the same motions that add up to excessive strain on a body part. Repetitive stress injuries commonly occur in many occupations and are subject to workers’ compensation coverage. Virtually every state requires employers to carry workers’ compensation coverage to protect their workers against medical costs and lost income due to work-related injuries and illnesses. A repetitive stress injury qualifies as a work-related injury. If a worker suffers a work-related injury or[…] Read More

What Are the Dangers of Working in Confined Spaces?  

All jobs have occupational hazards. For instance, working remotely from home could cause back problems over a period of time. If you dissect the specifics of most jobs, you will see a potential hazard somewhere, but some jobs, like those where people work in confined spaces, are more dangerous than others. A ‘confined work space’ is a small space or area in which workers spend a portion or all of their day working, although the definition can be more specific[…] Read More

What are Common Work Injuries Seen in the Landscaping Industry?

Landscapers provide a vital service by keeping our environment lush, green, and beautifully maintained. However, the job is not without dangerous hazards that can lead to work injuries. Landscapers use power tools for cutting grass and shrubs and sometimes must work at heights on ladders to reach the tops of hedges and trees. They work in all types of weather including blistering heat, brutal cold temperatures and wet weather that can make surfaces slick and slippery. The following are some[…] Read More

Lifeguard Safety and Workers Compensation

Lifeguards perform a vital service to protect people of all ages while in or near the water. Public pools and beaches commonly have one or more lifeguards on duty to help with a variety of potential issues with swimmers and sunbathers. Sometimes, the lifeguard is the one who needs help. A variety of potential dangers could cause lifeguards to suffer from a variety of work-related injuries or illnesses. Like other employees in Pennsylvania, lifeguards are subject to workers’ compensation when[…] Read More

How To Avoid Eye Injuries at Work?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that around 2,000 workplace eye injuries happen across the country every day. Some workers are at a higher risk for suffering eye injuries because of their occupations, such as those working around chemicals or in construction. However, any worker can have an eye-related accident, including individuals working in offices. Despite the high number of occupational eye injuries, experts say that around 90 percent can be prevented. Some of the key steps[…] Read More

What Are the Types of Heavy Equipment Accidents?

Workers in manufacturing, mining, agriculture, construction, and other industries depend on machinery to complete certain jobs. While this equipment is necessary for certain tasks, the use of heavy machinery comes with inherent risks to workers. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate that 18,000 injuries and more than 800 fatalities happen every year in this country due to heavy equipment accidents. Learn more about the hazards of working with heavy machinery and[…] Read More