Depending on the type of injury, physical therapy may be one of the best ways to get back on your feet in the near future.
A sudden accident in the workplace can cause serious injuries. However, the most common medical issues caused by work-related activities develop over time. They're the result of repetitive movements like typing and things like long hours spent hunched over a desk in a non-ergonomic chair.
A bill that is currently circulating through the Pennsylvania Statehouse could authorize active-duty firefighters to receive compensation for their on-the-job injuries through the State Workers' Insurance Fund (SWIF). If lawmakers were to pass this legislation, there would be a significant impact for members of volunteer fire companies. Many have historically had to pay their own medical bills after getting hurt on the job.
Even though a knee sprain isn't the most serious injury, it can cause pain and discomfort for an extended period of time. With this, you may find it difficult to live the life you've become accustomed to.
If an object is too heavy for you to carry on your own, there's nothing wrong with asking a co-worker for assistance. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
An auto shop and tow yard employee was seriously injured when a Lebanon County building he was working in suddenly caught on fire late in the evening on May 14. The blaze got underway at Weaver's Wrecking Yard, located on Homestead Road in East Hanover Township just before 11:45 p.m. that day.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of restaurant workers are injured on the job. These employees risk being burned by chemical cleaning agents, hot oil or flames. They have the potential of getting cut by sharp objects such as knives. They also risk slipping and falling on wet or slippery surfaces or getting struck by commercial equipment. These are only some of the injuries that they face though.
Even though a sprained ankle is a common injury, it doesn't make it any easier to deal with. This can impact you in many ways, from the pain and discomfort to the inability to move.
A 35-year-old meat processing plant worker died on the job in Muncy Township last week.
A Bala Cynwyd tree worker was seriously injured when they were electrocuted and burned by electrical wires on the morning of April 11.