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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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How to Prevent Eye Injuries at Work

Every workplace has its hazards, and workers always face the risk of an accident that can leave them seriously injured. Workplace eye injuries happen every day, leaving workers with temporary or sometimes permanent vision loss. Common causes of these injuries include flying particles, tools, chemicals, and harmful radiation. Protective eyewear such as goggles, safety glasses,...

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What Are My Options If I Sustain a Burn Injury At Work?

Learn what to do after a work-related burn injury. Burn injuries range from mild to fatal and often result from exposure to hot surfaces, flames, boiling water, electricity, and hazardous chemicals. According to the American Burn Association, about 40,000 people in the United States are admitted to hospitals for burn injuries each year. About 43%...

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BLS Data Shows Workplace Deaths Reached 5-Year High

In 2021, a worker died while on the job every 101 minutes. Workplace fatalities reached a 5-year high in 2021, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics recording 5,190 deaths due to on-the-job injuries – an 8.9% increase from the previous year. The rate of fatal work-related injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers has also increased...

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Here Are the Most Common Winter Work Hazards

Pennsylvania workers can be exposed to many risks during the winter months. In Pennsylvania, snow, sleet, frigid temperatures, and violent winds are common in the winter. Unfortunately, winter weather can be dangerous for workers, whether they are doing outdoor work at a construction site or tasks that require shoveling snow. Employees injured in these conditions...

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Can I Sue If I'm Injured by Defective Machinery at Work?

You may have a strong case for a third-party lawsuit Employees injured by work machinery are typically allowed to file for workers' compensation benefits. However, if an employee is injured by defective machinery or faulty equipment, they may also be eligible for compensation from a "third party," - such as the manufacturer of the defective...

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Can New Hard Hat Tech Reduce Construction Head Injuries?

Construction Workers Face a Higher Risk of TBIs Hard hats are required protective gear at many Pennsylvania construction sites, but are they doing enough to protect workers from serious injury-causing and fatal construction accidents? Designers of a new type of hard hat say that hard hats protect workers from direct hits to the head but...

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