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Excessive Heat Increases Risk of Work-Related Injuries

As outdoor temperatures climb, so does the risk of workplace injuries, according to a recent study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). This comprehensive analysis examined workers' compensation claims and weather data from 24 states between 2016 and 2021. It uncovered a clear link between rising temperatures and increased workplace injuries and illnesses. Study...

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Seeking Compensation for a Workplace Hand Injury

Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, or an office setting, your job likely requires you to use your hands. But when a workplace hand injury occurs, it can hinder your ability to perform daily tasks and may require you to take time off from work. This could potentially lead to a loss of income and...

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Workers' Memorial Day Commemorated in April

April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day, an annual event created half a century ago to remember people nationwide who died from work-related injuries or illnesses. More than 50 years later, this event remains as important as ever. That’s because workplace fatalities remain a serious problem nationwide and in many states as well, including Pennsylvania. So,...

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Can You Get Social Security for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

What are SSDI eligibility requirements for TBI benefits? Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Whether it's due to a negligent driver running a red light in Allentown, a slip and fall on a wet grocery store floor in Bethlehem, a construction site accident in Fullerton, or another situation, TBIs...

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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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