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Falls Are the Leading Cause of Death in Construction

Construction accidents often involve falls from ladders, scaffolding, roofs If you work in the construction industry, a fall from height is a fatal hazard that you're faced with on many days. Data shows that falls are the leading cause of death in construction accidents. In 2020, there were a total of 1,008 construction fatalities—351 of...

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How Common Are Workplace Burn Injuries?

Burns are painful and can have long-lasting effects Despite safety measures and precautions, burn injuries are a common type of injury in the workplace. Data published from the National Center for Biotechnology Information reports 42 percent of all work-related injuries involved workers getting burned. Burn injuries can be painful and debilitating, but if you were...

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Workplace Complacency Increases the Risk of a Work Injury

A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Pennsylvania Discusses the Findings of a New Study More and more workplaces are recognizing the danger to employee safety posed by complacency. In this context, complacency refers to how the mind can wander or disengage from repetitive work. Safety procedures are often repetitive, which means there is the potential for...

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Fatal Amazon Warehouse Accident Sparks Employee Safety Concerns

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers explain workers’ rights Six Amazon employees recently died in a warehouse accident, sparking renewed concerns about workplace safety at Amazon facilities and prompting federal legislators to question whether the company makes safety a priority, according to CNBC News. “We are writing to express our grave concern regarding Amazon’s anti-worker policies that...

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Warehouse Workers Often Face Unsafe Working Conditions

A Pennsylvania Warehouse Injury Lawyer Discusses the Dangers Warehouses in the Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania attract tens of thousands of workers who are hired to perform a variety of jobs. The work sometimes includes lifting heavy loads, operating forklifts, doing repetitive tasks, and potentially getting exposed to hazardous substances. Recognizing the risks of warehouse...

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How Hospital And Healthcare Facility Workers Get Hurt

A workers' compensation lawyer explains Hospitals and healthcare facilities are very busy workplaces. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical assistants, technicians, therapists, social workers, janitorial staff, and cafeteria personnel all work hard each day, sometimes in a very hectic environment. Worker safety is a big concern, and accidents happen that can leave a worker seriously injured. When...

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Amazon Develops Safety Plan Designed To Reduce Warehouse Worker Injuries

A Pennsylvania workers’ comp lawyer explains Amazon recently announced that the company has developed an ambitious plan designed to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses several months after the multi-national company received criticism for the high number of serious injuries sustained by its warehouse employees, according to a recent article published by EHS Today. The workplace...

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Pennsylvania Court Rules Injured Janitor Entitled to Workers’ Comp

Attorneys who represent injured workers discuss how the legal process works A Pennsylvania court recently ruled that a janitor injured on the job is eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits for his injuries, reversing two lower court rulings that initially denied the injured janitor’s request for compensation. The case involves a janitor who fell and...

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Beat the Heat: Protecting workers from heat-related illness

When temperatures rise, workers are more likely to experience heat-related illness. These illnesses can happen at any workplace but often affect construction workers, firefighters, landscapers, farmers, maintenance workers, and utility workers. Employers have a responsibility to take steps to help protect workers from the heat, and employees who suffer a heat-related illness on the job...

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Marijuana use among workers is up - what does that mean for work accidents?

In a year when so many aspects of work changed dramatically, one trend remained constant: more workers are using marijuana every year. As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, drug-testing company Quest Diagnostics says that 2.7% of the drug tests it administered on behalf of U.S. employers in 2020 came back positive for marijuana. That's...

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