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Injuries Caused by Concrete and Cement on Construction Sites

Injured construction workers may be entitled to compensation. Construction work in Pennsylvania can be dangerous. In fact, construction accidents are one of the most common types of workplace injuries compared to other industries, according to Pennsylvania’s annual Survey of Occupational Injuries & Illnesses (SOII) conducted by the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information & Analysis. Understanding...

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BLS: Fatal Workplace Injuries Climbed by 5.7% in 2022

Why are work-related fatalities on the rise? Workplace fatalities increased by 5.7 percent in 2022 nationwide, according to the most recent statistics compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “More must be done by employers to prevent these fatalities,” the National Safety Council said in a recent statement, per Safety + Health Magazine. So,...

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Delivery Driver Safety During the Holiday Season

Under pressure to meet holiday demand, injuries become more likely. The holiday season is the busy season for workers in many fields, and perhaps none more than delivery drivers. With gifts and packages making their way all over the country, delivery drivers are under a great deal of stress, and as in any job, overwork...

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Fall Protection Takes the Top Spot Again on OSHA's 2023 Violations List

Work-related fall protection safety violations recently topped the list of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations for the 13th year in a row nationwide, according to a recent report published by the National Safety Council (NSC). Unfortunately, many of the same workplace safety violations appear year after year, according to NSC president and CEO...

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How Noise Exposure Can Cause Occupational Hearing Loss

Occupational hearing loss is a widespread yet often overlooked issue that carries significant consequences. It emerges as a result of extended exposure to excessive noise levels and hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Much like other workplace injuries, hearing loss remains an ongoing challenge for workers and often results in workers' compensation claims being filed. How...

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury Risks in Construction

Construction work can lead to severe injuries, with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) being among the most severe and debilitating. Understanding the frequency, causes, and preventive measures regarding construction accident TBIs is vital for those affected by head injuries at construction sites. Seeking compensation for a traumatic brain injury If you or a loved one has...

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Work Hazards That Put Pennsylvania Landscapers at Risk

Every day, workers confront a lot of health and safety risks in their jobs - some apparent and preventable, while others remain hidden from sight. Occupations such as landscaping expose individuals to visible hazards like heavy machinery and uneven terrain. At the same time, less evident threats like extreme heat pose significant risks for work...

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Is a Torn Meniscus Covered by Workers' Comp in Pennsylvania?

If you've suffered a torn meniscus in a workplace accident in Pennsylvania, you may be wondering if you're eligible for workers' compensation benefits. The answer in most cases is  "yes" — but there are a few things you need to know. Employees with knee injuries deserve compensation, but there are challenges First, with very few...

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What to Do if Workers' Comp Denies Surgery

The right attorney can help you get the treatment you need for a work injury. Some work injuries heal with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication. Others require more extensive treatment. Unfortunately, many on-the-job injuries need surgery to fully heal. The good news is that if you were hurt at work, workers' compensation should pay...

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Common Causes of Demolition Accidents in Pennsylvania

Demolition work poses significant risks and can lead to severe work-related accidents. Therefore, it is crucial for demolition workers to be aware of the daily hazards they encounter on construction sites to avoid serious injuries. How serious are demolition accidents? What are the causes behind these incidents? And what measures can construction workers and demolition...

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