According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2015, 31 percent of all days-off-from-work cases were due to musculoskeletal disorders such as strains and sprains from overexertion. Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) fall under this category. Jobs that require employees to sit or stand for long periods of time in the same position or repeatedly […]
As an employee, you have the right to work in a place that provides adequate safety for its workers. In 1970, the organized labor movement was able to persuade lawmakers to pass the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. Since this law was passed, labor unions have had the power to hold businesses accountable to […]
No one expects to get injured at work. Some workers who have suffered a serious workplace injury and have lost time at work can be prone to develop depression. Depression following a workplace injury, or consequential depression may be compensated as part of an injured workers’ compensation claim.
We can use Bob as an example of […]
Pennsylvania’s worker’s compensation program covers workers who suffer an injury on the job, but it also covers workers who are unable to work because of an occupational disease or illness. Workers’ compensation provides medical expenses for workplace injuries and occupational diseases, and it pays a partial wage replacement benefit when you must lose time at […]
The federal agency charged with regulating safe working conditions for Americans, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised their guidelines regarding the causes of workplace slip and fall injuries. The new regulations might potentially prevent 5,000 slip and fall injuries in U.S. workplaces each year.
The revised rule, which became effective in January 2017, updated […]
At the end of December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) for 2016, and the news was bleak. The BLS reports that there were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, which represents a 7% increase over the 4,836 fatal injuries the […]