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Watch Out For These Winter Work Injuries

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The onset of winter can create serious hazards for anyone who works outdoors. Snow, ice, and cold temperatures can, for instance, increase the risk of a workplace accident, like slipping and falling, but they can also place employees in danger of suffering from injuries like frostbite or hypothermia. While even an office worker could… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Violence-Related Injuries?

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Workers’ compensation insurance providers no-fault coverage for workplace injuries and medical conditions. This coverage applies in a wide range of scenarios, from traffic accidents to injuries caused by heavy equipment. Even conditions caused by overuse, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, can fall under this category, despite the fact that an employee may not be… Read More »

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Preparing To Testify In Your Workers’ Compensation Case

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If you were injured at work, you may end up needing to testify as part of your workers’ compensation claim. For those who have never testified in a legal matter, this can be stressful, so if you were hurt in a workplace accident and have decided to file a workers’ comp claim, it is… Read More »

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PA Workers’ Compensation FAQs

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Most employers in Pennsylvania are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover the workplace injuries of their employees. Obtaining these benefits, however, is not always easy, making it especially important for those who have been hurt on the job, to reach out to an experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyer for help. What is… Read More »

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Are Seasonal Workers Covered By Workers’ Compensation In Pennsylvania?

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As the holidays approach, many businesses are hiring seasonal workers to help during this busy time of the year. However, just because an employee is only hired on a temporary basis does not mean that he or she is not also at risk of suffering a workplace injury. Fortunately, in Pennsylvania, seasonal workers are… Read More »

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Fatal Workplace Injuries For Older Employees

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Anyone, regardless of age or position, can be hurt on the job. However, a recent study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed that older workers are actually more likely to be fatally injured while on the job. This alarming trend has been attributed to a number of different factors, including the… Read More »

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Heat Stress In The Workplace

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The last few summers have proven to be some of the hottest on record. Unfortunately, rising temperatures come with a lot of risks, including heat stress, which occurs when the body is exposed to extreme heat and cannot cool down, resulting in a rapid and dangerous rise in body temperature. Heat stress is becoming… Read More »

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Are My Prescriptions Covered Under Workers’ Comp?

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In Pennsylvania, employees who are injured or who become ill after being exposed to dangerous substances on the job are often entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Successful claimants can expect to receive wage-loss benefits, as well as coverage of all of their medical expenses. The latter should cover bills related to an employee’s diagnosis,… Read More »

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Coping With The Stress Of A Work Injury

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A workplace injury is one of the most stressful things that can occur on the job. In fact, many people, even after their physical injuries have healed, may still suffer post-traumatic stress disorder or from a similar condition because of the trauma of the work injury. Even those who sustain purely physical injuries at… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Compensation Protect My Job Position?

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Many of those who are involved in workplace accidents while on the job have questions about whether their receipt of workers’ compensation benefits will also protect their job position or health insurance. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law doesn’t include protections for a claimant’s position, employment benefits, or even a job. It is also true,… Read More »

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