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Opioid Addiction In The Wake of a Workplace Accident

In the wake of a devastating workplace accident, many workers need medicinal help to manage their physical pain. That’s when most physicians prescribe opiates. When used correctly, opiates can be extremely beneficial. They can help injured workers heal and get back to work, something they might not have been able to do otherwise. However, while...

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Ototoxic Exposure in the Workplace

  Everyone knows that working in loud environments can have a negative impact on an employee’s hearing. Continued exposure to loud noises could cause permanent hearing loss, as well as other health issues. However, that’s not the only situation that may result in hearing loss. Exposure to a group of chemicals known as ototoxins can...

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Congress Considers Healthcare Violence Prevention

Last month, legislation was introduced to Congress that would direct OSHA to issue rules aimed at preventing workplace violence in the healthcare sector. Led by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), the bill closely resembles a similar law which went into effect in California last year. Referred to as the Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Act, the...

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42 Percent of Construction Worker Deaths Involve Falls

Few jobs today are as risky as construction and contracting work. The physical demands and hazardous work environment mean that injuries and deaths are all too common, with 937 fatal injuries occurring in 2015. Roofers, in particular, are at a much higher risk for injury and death, ranking in the top five in fatal injury...

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Balancing Safety Versus Production in the Workplace

Balancing safety and production has been a challenge for employers for decades. Many of today’s workplace regulations were born out of negligence that led to accidents in previous years. But creating the safest work environment possible is an ongoing challenge. For many workplaces, this challenge is born out of the nature of their industry, such...

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Bethlehem Workers Compensation Lawyer Opposes Proposed Changes

BETHLEHEM, PA (February 2, 2018) – A pending proposal in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives would radically change the state’s workers’ compensation system and punish injured workers by giving unprecedented control to insurance companies, according to Bethlehem workers’ compensation attorney Anthony R. Vellner. “For more than a century, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has taken care of...

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Winter Safety for Pennsylvania Workers

Here in the northeast, we grow accustomed to winter weather and the impacts it has on our lives. It can become routine to live here after twenty, thirty, or fifty winters, and some of the things we do to adjust may become normal enough that we don’t consider how dangerous the conditions really are. It...

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Social Security Disability Delays Cost Lives

A Window Into the Disability Backlog Last month, The Washington Post published a report on the effects of a growing backlog of Social Security Disability cases. The article focused on a hearing day in the life of one applicant in Mississippi. His story highlights the struggles of many Americans waiting for a disability hearing, the...

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Injured Bethlehem Highway Workers May Be Entitled to Workers' Compensation Benefits

Everyday, dangers exist on American highways. While there is much focus on injured drivers, passengers, motorcycle riders, bicyclists and pedestrians, there is less attention focused on injured highway workers. These workers face constant hazards in a highly perilous work environment. If you’ve been injured while performing road work, consult with an experienced Bethlehem workers' compensation...

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Bethlehem workers’ Compensation Lawyer Anthony R. Vellner Named Top Attorney

Who’s Who Directory for Top Attorneys in North America 2017-2018 honors lawyer The Who’s Who Directory of Top Attorneys of North America 2017-2018 has named Bethlehem workers’ compensation lawyer Anthony R. Vellner one of the top attorneys in the country. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the The Who’s Who Directory for my work...

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