You never want to think about the act of filing a workers' compensation claim, as this means that you have suffered some type of on-the-job 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.
When compared to power tools, it's easy to believe that hand tools are completely safe to use. While this is true if you know what you are doing, there are still times when accidents occur.
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.
The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) released a new study on Aug. 2 in which they note that the injury rate in the construction sector is higher than that of any other major industry. As a result, they suggest measures that employers in this industry must take to reduce the struck-by incidence rate in this sector.
If you were asked to name what you believe is the number one workplace injury, you'd most likely say some type of repetitive or machine-related injury or a fall. Few, though, would suspect that hearing loss is at the top of the list instead.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on June 20, 2017, decided to modify a longstanding law that has governed how workers' compensations benefits have been awarded over the past 20 years. Based on the high court's ruling, workers who are severely injured on the job will now be able to qualify to receive benefits more closely aligned with the injuries they suffered.
If you are injured on the job and unable to return to work, it won't be long before you want to learn more about filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits.
If you are injured on the job and unable to return to work, it is a good idea to learn more about your legal rights. This typically means one thing: filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits.
Were you injured on the job? Did you file a workers' compensation claim?