Despite efforts by the state and federal governments to keep workplaces safe for workers, workplace injuries are relatively common in the United States. In 2010 alone, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation reports that 85,560 workers lost work time due to injuries and occupational illness. When an injury or illness is severe enough to cause…

The purpose of workers’ compensation is to allow workers who are injured while on the job to be compensated for their work-related injury or illness without needing to prove their employer was negligent. In turn, the employer may not allege the worker was negligent and responsible for his or her own injury. Why then do…

Despite numerous state and federal laws aimed at preventing workplace injuries and illnesses, over three million non-fatal workplace accidents occur each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you were injured on the job, you are likely suffering from both physical pain and financial hardship as a result….

Workers in the United States enjoy some of the safest working environments in the world as a result of the numerous state and federal laws aimed at keeping the workplace free from injuries. Despite this, workplace injuriesdo occur and many of them are back injuries. In fact, workers in the U.S. sustain over one million…

It seems easy. You were injured on the job. You file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. You think all you have to do is wait for your benefit check to arrive. Then, you get zapped with reality. The workers’ compensation insurer has denied your claim. You are stunned. You do not understand why your…

There are a number of jobs out there that pose some risk to life and limb, but a few of them put workers in danger on a daily basis. In Pennsylvania, there are five jobs that are the most dangerous and are responsible for causing the most work injuries. Does your vocation make the list?…

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