Workers' Compensation Archives

Workers are at even higher risk of injury during winter months

During the past month, many parts of the country have been affected by record-setting, freezing temperatures. While countless workers have been become ill with either the flu or colds as a result of their exposure to fluctuating temperatures, others have suffered trips, slips and falls. In the case of the latter, workers have suffered permanent injuries causing them to miss work and stunting employers' productivity as a result.

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.

First Energy is sued for power plant workers' injuries and deaths

The widows of two power plant workers and their two injured colleagues joined together is filing a lawsuit against the regional electricity provider First Energy (FE) on Thursday, Nov. 16. The suit, which was filed in the federal district courthouse of Western Pennsylvania, accuses FE's administrators of both negligence and carelessness.

What's considered a permanent injury?

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a permanent injury is described as one that impacts an individual's ability to perform the same type of work that they were able to do before the incident. The classification of permanently disabled can also be used to describe a situation in which a worker cannot make necessary adjustments because of the injuries they've suffered as well.

A Pennsylvania Turnpike worker is struck, killed on the job

Pennsylvania State Police put out a statement on Tuesday, Oct. 10 acknowledging that a construction worker, who'd been working near the Kittatinny Tunnel early that morning, was struck and killed on the job.

How worker fatigue impacts your risk of an on-the-job injury

A recent study, a collaboration between the Safety Engineers Society of America and the University of Buffalo, suggests that too little attention is being placed on worker fatigue when it comes to on-the-job safety training.

Another Amazon warehouse worker dies in a crush injury

A 28-year-old Millerstown, Pennsylvania, resident was run over and killed by a tractor-trailer while working at an Amazon warehouse on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The incident occurred just before 5:15 p.m., at the Cumberland County distribution center for the online retailing giant.

The jobs that are most likely to leave you with a back injury

One statistic, published by the Bureau of Labor (BOL) in 2003 estimated that nearly four and a half million workers suffered non-fatal workplace injuries that year. Of those, just under a quarter of them were back-related ones.

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