Hearing Loss, an Often Overlooked Workplace Injury Many people don’t realize that hearing loss can be a compensable workplace injury. The Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits for loss of hearing related to exposure to noise on the job. It’s a form of a “specific loss,” which is a type of workers’ compensation designation for workers…

Cumulative Trauma Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation Many workplace injuries are the result of a single or sudden accident. However, some workplace injuries are developed over time due to repetitive stress. One of the most common repetitive stress injuries is referred to as carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s a medical condition caused by damage to the…

  Costly Workers’ Compensation Claim Mistakes Every year, thousands of workers are injured on the job and apply for Pennsylvania workers’ compensation. The most recent report shows 9,375 workers filed workers’ compensation claims in 2016. Those claims, however, are increasingly being denied. In fact, over the last few years, denial rates have increased by 20…

  Chances are, last month you heard or saw something regarding heart health. February was American Heart Month, a month the American Heart Association reminds everyone of the signs and symptoms of heart disease, and what to do in the event you or someone you know is experiencing a heart attack. It is a huge…

  If you spend the majority of your day behind the wheel, you have a dangerous job. You may not think your position in sales or your job as a plumber is particularly dangerous—but driving puts you at risk of an accident. On-the-job traffic accidents are the leading cause of worker death in the United…

As seen in Hempfield Suburban News As an attorney handling exclusively personal injury cases, my practice is dedicated to helping people who have been injured in all sorts of accidents. Whether it is a motor vehicle, work or slip/trip and fall accident, if the event causes injury to someone and comes about as a result…

  Every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job. Healthcare workers take the lead for the number of reported workplace injuries, with more than half a million reported cases in the United States each year. Lifting and lowering patients, along with slips and falls, lead to many of these injuries. Our attorneys at…

    In the United States, almost one in 10 adults suffers from depression. Of those adults, only half ever seek treatment. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C., we are reminded daily of the impact serious workplace injuries have on many aspects of the employee’s life.  From a loss of functionality at work…to the disruption…

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…

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