Category Archives: pennsylvania workers compensation

Pennsylvania Workers Comp Safety: Working in the Cold

Winter is well on its way and, as all Pennsylvania residents know, this means cold temperatures. And, just like working in the heat can lead to serious health problems, so can working in the cold. Those that work in the cold are at risk for developing frostbite, hypothermia, trench foot. These are all very serious […]

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Injury: Head Injuries

Head injuries are amongst the most dangerous work-related incidents that can occur. Below is some information including the most common types, how to prevent them, and how they can be treated.    Types of Head Injuries A head injury is any type of trauma that damages the skull, scalp, or brain. One of the most […]

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation: Can I Represent Myself in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

The state of Pennsylvania does allow injured workers to represent themselves in court. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor warns that “…you should be aware the WC litigation is complex, and your employer or your employer’s insurance carrier will be represented by an experienced attorney”. And they’re right. It is in your best interest to […]

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation death benefits are among the most difficult cases to discuss. Unfortunately, on-the-job fatalities do occur and can bring serious emotional and financial burdens. When on-the-job fatalities do occur, there are situations where surviving kin are entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits. If you have a loved one that has passed away as […]

Safety Tips for Working with Hazardous Chemicals

Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most common injuries that can lead to Pennsylvania workers' compensation. If your job involves hazardous chemicals, here are some tips you and your coworkers can follow to make sure you stay safe in the workplace.   Have an Emergency Plan In the event that there is a […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Who is at Risk and What are the Symptoms?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common work place injuries in Pennsylvania. Back in April, we shared some tips on what you can do to help prevent this terrible condition. For today's post, we would like to share a great video about carpal tunnel syndrome from the folks at Every Day Health. The […]

3 Common Tricks Used By Insurance Companies to Fight Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

It’s no secret that insurance companies will go to just about any lengths to avoid covering your workers’ compensation costs. Here are a few dirty tricks they have been known to use against injured workers to prevent them from receiving the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to.   1. Hiring a private investigator. […]

OSHA’s Ten Most Cited Violations in 2012

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, unsafe working conditions are one of the leading causes of work-related injuries. Below is a list of OSHA’s 10 most frequently cited violations in 2012 as well as some information on why they are dangerous and how to prevent them.   1. Fall Protection Falling, from distances both high […]

Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses on the Job

In Pennsylvania, it is your employer’s duty to provide a hazard-free work zone. And in the summer time, one of the biggest concerns for those working outdoors is heat related illness. Below is some information about heat related illnesses as well as some measures you, your coworkers, and your employer can take to ensure a […]

Mental Health and Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

In recent years, mental health issues have become more recognized by medical professionals. And, like many other illnesses, mental health issues are often work-related. Although it can be a difficult process, those in Pennsylvania that suffer from work-related mental illnesses are entitled to workers’ compensation.      Work-Related Mental Health Issues Work-related mental health issues […]