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Nonfatal construction injuries top all other industries combined – despite seeing a big drop

The construction industry has become significantly less dangerous over the last two decades but still has a higher injury rate than all other industries combined, according to a recent study. Even though nonfatal injuries sustained in work accidents dropped approximately 57% from 2003-2019, the construction industry continues to outpace every other industry by a wide...

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Can I get workers' compensation after a work-related car accident?

There are many occupations that require driving as part of the job. These often include construction workers, delivery drivers, couriers, truck drivers, transportation drivers, first responders, and salespersons. Even employees who don't typically drive for work may occasionally have to travel for company events. Sometimes these workers sustain injuries in car accidents. Common crash-related injuries...

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Workplace injuries linked to heavy lifting

The most physically demanding occupations that require heavy lifting often include (but are not limited to): construction, nursing, warehousing, manufacturing, agriculture, logging, and retail. The physical duties required in these occupations often place a great deal of strain on the body. Injuries linked to heavy lifting can happen suddenly or over a long period of...

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Get workers' comp for a hip injury

Unfortunately, hip injuries on the job are common. Many occupations call for heavy lifting, bending, squatting, climbing, crawling, twisting and pivoting – all of which put stress on the hips. Even standing all day causes strain that can lead to serious hip problems. Hip injuries generally fall into two categories. They can be sudden, such...

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Construction, ag workers face risk of on-the-job knee osteoarthritis

Construction and agricultural workers face an increased risk of experiencing one of the most common joint disorders in the world – knee osteoarthritis. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney concluded workers in those occupations face a roughly 64 percent higher risk of developing the condition compared to individuals working in jobs...

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15 ways to protect construction workers from falling objects

At Vellner Law, P.C., we know that working construction can be a dangerous job. One of the biggest risks to workers is from dropped objects. According to EHS Today, OSHA recorded more than 52,260 incidents of people being struck by falling objects at the workplace – an average of 143 objects striking people each day....

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What are the most dangerous jobs?

From the office to the construction site, workplace injuries can happen in any occupation. Some occupations are far more dangerous than others and have a high rate of injuries and fatalities. According to an article in EHS Today, COVID-19 has been a game-changer for workplace safety, especially in healthcare settings. We won't know exactly how...

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OSHA Coronavirus Guidelines For Construction Workers

Bethlehem PA workers’ compensation lawyer explains what you need to know The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many parts of the country and different sectors of the economy. One profession that was affected by COVID-19 was the construction industry. That’s why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued guidelines designed to...

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