PA Workers Compensation: Teachers

  It may be hard to believe, but teachers can be quite prone to injuries. Be it injuries from assault and breaking up fights, sprains from physical activity when teaching gym, or mental health issues as a result of disruptive classroom behavior and stress, teacher have a number of health issues they need to worry […]

PA Workers Comp: Muscle and Joint and Safety

Many workers in Pennsylvania that work labor-intensive jobs (such as landscaping, hydrofracking, custodial work, etc) experience muscle and/or joint issues.   Among the most common joint issues is arthritis, which can occur in the following forms: Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus)   All of these examples are covered by […]

PA Workers Comp Safety: Custodians and Maintenance Workers

Nearly every workplace in Pennsylvania has a custodian on staff. In fact, the Harrisburg–Carlisle area is home to over 11,500 maintenance workers. Maintenance workers often wear many hats, some of which may include construction, cleaning, landscaping, and mechanic work. These are all heavily physical jobs, which means custodians and maintenance workers often receive injuries while […]

Should I Try to Work After a Work-Related Injury?

Often, after receiving work-related injury, the injured person will try to work through the pain. Workers often do this for a number of reasons, some of which include fear of being judged by their coworkers as well as the fear of angering their employer. This is NEVER a good idea. This could not only damage […]

PA Workers Comp and Pre-existing Conditions

In terms of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation, a pre-existing condition is an injury, illness, or health issue that existed before a worker started working for their current employer. When an employee aggravates a pre-existing condition as a result of work-related duties, many employers will try to get out of paying for the injury. “You’ve had this […]

Pa Workers Comp: Workplace Bullying

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that some people never grow up. Despite the fact most would assume that bullies would kick their bad habits after graduating high school, a lot of bullying does go on in the American workplace.   Examples of workplace bullying include :    Verbally abusing somebody by shouting and/or swearing A […]

PA Workers Comp Injuries: Knee Injuries

Knee problems are amongst the most common work-related injuries in Pennsylvania. Some jobs in Pennsylvania that can lead to knee injuries include landscaping, hydrofracking, and various other labor jobs.    To avoid knee injuries on the job, it’s important to lift using proper technique and also to take plenty of breaks and stretch often.   […]

PA Workers Comp: Scars and Disfigurement

In terms of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits, injuries that involve scars and disfigurement to the head, neck or face are often unique.    Under the PA. Workers' Compensation Act Section (c) (22) , an injured worker in Pennsylvania is entitled to benefits " For serious and permanent disfigurement of the head, neck or face , […]

PA Workers Comp Safety: Auto Mechanics

A quick search on Yelp.com shows that there are many mechanics in the Harrisburg area. Because of the amount of labor involved with working on vehicles, auto mechanics are amongst the most commonly injured workers in Harrisburg.    Below are some of the most common injuries associated with auto mechanics, as well as some tips […]

PA Workers Comp: Taking Work Home

Many workers in Pennsylvania, especially those that work office jobs and are not paid by the hour, occasionally must take work home. When work is taken home and leads to an injury or illness, people are often left wondering whether or not they are entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits.    This area of workers’ […]