What Are Some Tips for Working Outdoors in Winter?

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Many workers need to be outdoors in winter to do their job. However, working outside means dealing with low temperatures, snow, and ice, which can affect your working abilities. Every year in Pennsylvania, there are hundreds of winter weather-related work injuries. However, many of these injuries can be avoided. All you have to do is […]

What Should Workers Know about Musculoskeletal Disorders?

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Muscle sprains and strains are a normal part of life. Yet not all musculoskeletal disorders, conditions, and problems arise from everyday occurrences. Some are the result of workplace injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that musculoskeletal disorders make up nearly one-third of Workers’ Compensation payment claims. The average worker with a musculoskeletal disorder spends 12 days away […]

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover a Bad Reaction to the Coronavirus Vaccine?

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Employees may wonder whether a bad reaction to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will be covered by Workers’ Compensation. Typically, employers will work with a health care provider or some other authorized entity to actually administer the vaccine. What makes the issue more complicated is that these vaccines are new, and laws are still developing. Typical coverage […]

What Should I Do After I Receive a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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If you have been injured on the job, you could qualify for Workers’ Compensation under Pennsylvania law. Whether it is a work injury from a repetitive task or a more severe injury from an accident, you may file a Workers’ Compensation claim if the injury occurred during or because of your employment. However, denied claims happen for many reasons, so understanding […]

Preventing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome at Work

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Physical labor and construction work can take a toll on manual workers. There are many workplace injuries that can develop, but one serious injury that is often overlooked is hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Workers who spend a lot of time working manually with vibrating tools and machinery are at risk of nerve and muscle damage in their […]

Chemical Burn Injuries at Work

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Many types of occupations require interactions with chemicals at work.  This could include laboratory workers, salon workers, or workers who provide cleaning services.  Employers can be liable for any injuries associated with chemical burns and liability may increase if employers have taken the appropriate steps to mitigate or prevent injuries. Common workplace chemicals that can cause injuries […]

What is an Impairment Rating Evaluation?

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After you received workers’ compensation benefits for two years, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination to receive an impairment rating. The impairment rating you are given can have a significant effect on your ability to make ends meet because it can shorten the total time you receive workers’ compensation benefits. How Impairment Ratings Work […]

Pinch Points in the Workplace

Pinch points are a major hazard in workplaces across Pennsylvania, especially in the construction and manufacturing industry. Pinch points, according to OSHA, are areas in machinery where workers, or parts of their body, can get caught. These can be the areas between two moving parts of machinery, between a moving and a stationary part, or […]

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