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,...Read More
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%...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
What Hand Injuries Are Eligible For Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania?
Get the Most for Your Workplace Hand Injury by Consulting a Lawyer Hand injuries can occur in any industry. The injury may develop over time, like damage from repetitive motions required on a factory assembly line, or be the result of a single catastrophic accident, like losing a finger in a conveyor belt accident. Employees...Read More
Workers’ Compensation for Landscapers and Groundkeepers
If you were injured on the job, you should talk to a lawyer about your legal rights and options. Gardeners, lawn care professionals, greenskeepers, and other people who keep our lawns and gardens neat often sustain work-related severe injuries, according to a recent report about common landscaping injuries published by Occupational Health & Safety magazine....Read More
6 Summer Workplace Hazards You Need to Know
Here are the most common ways workers are injured in the summer months Work injuries rise during the summer months of June, July, and August. Hot days increase the risk of heat illness, but sky-high temps aren't the only thing that makes summer more dangerous for workers in Pennsylvania and across the nation. According to...Read More
Forklift Accidents Often Cause Serious Workplace Injuries & Fatalities
Forklift accidents in warehouses and other workplaces often occur, resulting in severe injuries and workplace fatalities. Injured workers are usually eligible for workers' compensation when these accidents happen, but the process of obtaining benefits can be complex. If you're not careful, you could end up missing out on the workers' comp benefits you're entitled to....Read More