If you are injured on the job, you may begin to wonder if it makes sense to file a workers' compensation claim.
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.
Individuals who work in construction or as electricians run a particularly high risk of becoming a victim of an arc flash or electrical shock incident.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.