Workplace Injuries Archives

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.

Ways to reduce ergonomic worker injuries

One national property and casualty insurance underwriter estimates that some 20 percent of all employees call off work because of injuries that can be attributed to poorly designed offices. Workers who are employed in physically demanding fields or who work in retail establishments, factories and offices all suffer ergonomic types of injuries. These types of injuries result in ever-increasing costs for employers each year.

Don't try to push through work-related injuries without care

Injuries that occur at work are hard to deal with. Many employees might choose to try to keep on working unless the injuries requires emergency medical care. This is a sad statement that shows the state of employment in this company because it seems as though some companies aren't worried about their employees.

Stand up for your rights when you are injured at work

Being injured at work ranks at the top of the list of things that most people dread. When you are hurt at work, you might be worried about losing your job. Fortunately, your employer can't fire you for making a workers' compensation claim. If the employer does fire you after you made a report about an injury at work, you might have a case for retaliation.

Employee sues Consolidated Rail Corporation for foot amputation

An employee of Pennsylvania's Consolidated Rail Corporation filed lawsuit against his employer in federal court on Monday, July 24. In his filing, he alleges that his employer neglected to provide a work environment that was reasonably safe for him to work in.

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