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December 2017 Archives

Workers' compensation decisions might have to be appealed

When you think of workers' compensation benefits, you might think about workers who suffer catastrophic injuries like amputated limbs. While it is true that those individuals can usually receive benefits, they aren't the only ones who can qualify for workers' compensation benefits. We can help you learn if the work-related injury or illness you have qualifies for benefits.

Which type of workers are most at risk for mesothelioma?

If you turn on the television today, it doesn't take long before you hear a commercial about the adverse effects exposure to asbestos can have on your health. Thousands of Americans worked with the naturally-occurring material leading up to it being banned in the 1970s by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With a long incubation period, it's only now that they're finally showing signs of illness from their earlier exposure.

Dangerous lighting issues in the workplace

Improper lighting is a huge risk in the workplace. It can lead to many workplace accidents and injuries, including slip-and-fall accidents. For example, a stairwell always needs to be well-lit so that workers don't trip, especially if the stairs are not perfectly even or are worn out from years of use.

Car accident in a company vehicle?

Workplace injuries happen all the time, regardless of the industry or job sector where you work. Many occupations that require regular physical activity are more likely than others to generate job injuries, but some jobs that primarily involve paperwork may also hold more danger than you might realize, especially if you drive a company car.

A Leola worker suffers third-degree burns in a saw mill fire

A fire, that started in a warehouse at saw mill owned by H.M. Stauffer & Sons in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 30, sent one of the company's workers to the hospital suffering from life-threatening burns about his whole body. Police are still investigating what caused the two-alarm fire, which occurred on Glenold Drive in Upper Leacock Township, just outside of Leola, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholds a worker's death benefits

On Monday, Nov. 27, Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices denied the consumer products manufacturer Kimberly-Clark's request to appeal an award of death benefits to the widow of one of its former employees. The long-time plant employee had been forced to resign his role with the company back in 2005, some 32 years after starting working for them. Within months, he'd died of an aggressive form of bladder cancer.

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