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 Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits, even if the arthritis existed prior to the injured worker’s start date. Such an injury would fall under the category of aggravation of pre-existing conditions, which is absolutely covered by Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits (despite what your employer may try to tell you).


Some different types of muscle injuries include :

  • Torn Muscles
  • Sprain
  • Strains
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome)


The best way to avoid on-the-job muscle and joint issues is to use proper ergonomics, take plenty of breaks, maintain a healthy lifestyle that consists of a good diet and exercise, and to use all proper safety equipment.


However, if you live in the Harrisburg, Lewistown, or State College area and are experiencing work-related muscle and joint issues, you may be entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits. Contact PAWorkersCompHelpNow at (717) 234-2402 or send us a message. We will evaluate your case FREE of charge. DO NOT miss out on the benefits you are ENTITLED to!


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