February 2018 Archives

Do Uber drivers get workers' compensation?

Since car accidents are one of the main ways Americans are hurt year in and year out, you can imagine that any profession that puts you behind the wheel is a serious risk. The sheer level of exposure to potential accidents means even safe, responsible drivers could be injured or killed.

Discrimination and workplace injuries: How to protect yourself

You were working with a team of people when the accident happened and the scaffolding on which you were standing collapsed. Although all the workers were wearing safety equipment, there was no way to prevent injuries when the entire section collapsed.

A veteran Pittsburgh reporter is injured in a on-air stunt

The absence of a veteran Pittsburgh television reporter from KDKA nightly news broadcasts over the past few months has left many area residents wondering what had happened to him. After much public speculation, an attorney for the reporter, finally released a statement on his behalf on Feb. 9.

Floors can be a safety risk at your place of employment

Regardless of where you work, it goes without saying that you walk around throughout the day. Maybe you find yourself going from your office to the printing room time after time. Or maybe you realize that you're always beating a path up and down the stairs.

A Philadelphia worker sues Johnson & Johnson for his head injury

A Philadelphia-area Johnson & Johnson employee has filed a lawsuit against three different companies responsible for either managing or maintaining its offices located in Building M-5 at 40-84 Great Valley Parkway in Malvern. He alleges that their negligent maintenance of the ceiling immediately above his cubicle in the office building resulted in him suffering a serious head injury.

Employees should be protected from fall hazards at work

Employees deserve to work in a safe environment. One hazard that many workers face is falls. These aren't limited only to falls from heights. It also includes people who fall from a standing or sitting position onto the floor or another object. It is crucial that all workplaces have protections in place that can help to keep workers safe.

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