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Am I Suing My Employer If I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

A common question among workers is whether they are suing their employer when they file a workers’ compensation claim. The answer is no. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that you may be entitled to compensation regardless of who was at fault for your accident. This is different than suing an individual in a… Read More »

Occupational Hearing Loss

Occupational hearing loss is common among U.S. workers, especially those in the airline ground maintenance, construction, and farming industries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that each year, 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise and 30 million are exposed to ototoxic chemicals that can damage the ear and cause… Read More »

Occupational Exposures and COPD

A new study, conducted by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, reveals that occupational exposure to hazardous agents increases workers’ risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study involved 3,343 participants from 12 countries, who were selected between 1991 and 1993, and followed up with 20 years later. Overall, 21 percent… Read More »

What to Expect at Your IME

After you file a workers’ compensation claim, you may be required to have an independent medical examination (IME). The insurance company will choose a physician to evaluate your medical condition and give an expert opinion regarding certain aspects of your case, including what medical treatment is necessary, whether you are able to return to work,… Read More »

Scaffolders at Risk of Premature Death

It is well known that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous for workers in the United States. Approximately 150,000 construction workers are injured at work each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Many of these workers are injured while working on scaffolds, elevated platforms utilized during the construction and… Read More »

Worker Trapped in Berks County Recycling Plant Pit Rescued

A worker trapped in a pit at a metal recycling plant in Ontelaunee Township, Pennsylvania sustained serious leg injuries. On Wednesday morning, around 9am, the construction accident occurred when the worker who was completing tasks at the end of a conveyor belt became trapped by the machinery in a 20-foot pit at the facility. His… Read More »

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