Construction Site Falls Top OSHA’s “Fatal Four Hazards”

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in for various reasons, particularly accidents. Many serious injuries occur at construction sites, where employees are required to work with hazardous equipment, heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals, airborne materials, dust and other contaminants, and excessive noise. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration…

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Amazon’s Workplace Injuries Continue Rising

Although former CEO Jeff Bezos once pledged to make Amazon “Earth’s Safest Place to Work,” the company’s warehouse employees were injured twice as often as those employed by rival companies in 2021. According to a recent study conducted by the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC), Amazon workers suffered over 34,000 serious work-related injuries in 2021, twice…

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What Is a Trench Collapse?

To successfully provide buildings with the cables, pipes, and drainage that they require, construction workers must excavate. However, this excavation comes at a cost. Construction workers risk their lives to perform the necessary installations in trenches. Unfortunately, the soil and debris can shift without warning, the empty spaces created by the excavation. This is called…

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Warehouse Workers Have Rights to Workers’ Compensation

The warehouse industry is ingrained in our daily lives. Most of the products we use are stored in warehouses before reaching the consumer. There is a constant hustle and bustle within these warehouse spaces as workers move products. Warehouse employees use a range of machines to get products in and out of the facility like…

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Workers’ Compensation for Hanover Factory Workers

There are very few areas that still have manufacturing plants and factories. Hanover is one of those locations. Factory workers and manual laborers face exponential dangers that many other workers in Pennsylvania do not. An injury in the workplace can be a career-ending situation. Injured workers trust that their employer will cover all medical costs…

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What Is an Independent Medical Exam?

Employers and employees understand the importance of medical examinations in a workers’ compensation claim. The medical expertise of a physician can help to answer certain questions related to a work-related injury. However, sometimes, employees do not have the option of seeking the medical care of their primary care physician. Employees may have to choose a…

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Orthopedic Injuries and Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania

One common truth of every occupation in America is that work-related injuries can happen when you least expect it. Even remote workers are at risk of suffering from specific work-related injuries. Some of the common work-related injuries are slip and fall accidents, overexertion injuries, and injuries from falling objects. Overexertion injuries are the result of…

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In A Car Crash in a Work Vehicle; What Happens Next?

Accidents — something we all may experience at least once in our life whether it’s a fender bender or a major collision. Car accidents become even more complicated if they occur while you are driving a company vehicle. While there are benefits of driving a company car, such as mileage and wear and tear not…

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Good Deed Gone Wrong – Injured While Volunteering

Most organizations need the help of volunteers to keep their business moving forward. But what happens if a volunteer is injured at work? Who is responsible? Is the company required to cover any medical expenses? It can be a tricky and complex situation when volunteers come into play. Read on to learn what types of…

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Workers’ Compensation 101

You may often hear about workers’ compensation on a commercial or on a billboard on the side of the road, but what is workers’ compensation? How might it apply to you? Understanding workers’ compensation will benefit you as an employer or as an employee. Read on to learn how workers’ compensation works.  What is Workers’…

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