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Proving Traumatic Brain Injury

If you experience a head injury at work – even one that seems minor – and you do not seek medical attention immediately, you run the risk of being denied your Workers’ Compensation claim. It is essential to report such injuries right away, and to then seek medical attention, even if you are not sure… Read More »

Proposed Penalty Increase for Construction Worker Misclassification

Employers must generally classify new-hires as either employees or independent contractors. The distinction is important because in Pennsylvania, employers are not required to have workers’ compensation insurance for independent contractors and misclassification as such can cause a worker to be denied workers’ compensation benefits to which he or she was entitled. To reduce instances of… Read More »

Recent Subrogation Ruling

With few exceptions, Pennsylvania workers are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides injured workers with compensation for injuries they sustain at work, regardless of who was at fault. In exchange for this expedited, no-fault recovery, employees give up their right to sue their employer. No-Fault Workers’ Compensation Therefore, an injured worker… Read More »

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Not all work injuries occur from one-time accidents; some develop over time. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a type of repetitive motion injury that results from repeated use of the hand in the same manner, usually over the course of several months. If you have work-related carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be entitled to compensation under… Read More »

Preventing Workplace Violence in Mental Health Facilities

Workplace violence continues to be an increasingly alarming problem, especially in the health industry, which accounts for three-quarters of all assaults. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are four times more reports of workplace violence in the healthcare industry than in any other. Mental Health Facilities are High Risk Workplace violence… Read More »

Work-Related Hand Injuries/Protection

Workers in various industries may suffer work-related hand injuries. According to a National Safety Council (NSC) chartbook, there were 119,810 hand injuries and 36,540 wrist injuries that required workers to take time off from work in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are 1,080,000 hand injury-related emergency room visits… Read More »

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