Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits for a Pre-Existing Condition?
Every state has laws that allows a worker to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits should they become injured or ill at work. In exchange for this coverage, a worker is prohibited from suing their employer because of the injury or illness. So, it is fair to wonder whether Workers’ Compensation benefits apply to pre-existing conditions. Fortunately, a pre-existing […]
Winter Safety Tips for Construction Workers
Construction is a dangerous occupation at any time of year, but winter poses specific weather-related safety hazards for employees. Following these tips can help prevent winter-related workplace injuries and illnesses: Winter weather is a serious threat to construction workers and should be taken seriously. Delaware County Work Injury Lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello […]
What Are Common Mistakes Employees Make After a Workplace Accident?
There are many mistakes that an injured employee can make after a workplace accident. Sometimes, these mistakes can be devastating because it will harm their ability to get the benefits they deserve when they are injured at work. However, by following a few tips, you can avoid mistakes that will affect your Workers’ Compensation claim. Failure to Report […]
OSHA Announces Top COVID-19 Violations for 2020
During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, government agencies have been making an effort to reduce the health risks among citizens. One of the most significant sources of infection is the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued out citations to employers that failed to provide adequate COVID-19 protections to keep employees from exposure. The […]
What are the Most Common Office-Related Injuries?
When most people think about workplace injuries, they imagine dramatic accidents on dangerous worksites, but a lot of work injuries happen in office spaces. Offices seem like relatively safe places to work, but there are many dangers that exist. In order to reduce the risk of injuries, it is important to learn about the most common […]
Differences Between Safety Helmets and Hard Hats
Hard hats have been a mainstay for the past 40 years at construction sites and other hazardous work areas. However, employers are starting to shift away from hard hats to safety helmets in order to achieve better safety standards for their employees and help reduce construction accidents. Safety helmets can provide better coverage for employees since […]
Chemical Burn Injuries at Work
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 […]
Workers’ Compensation for Scars and Disfigurement
Workplace accidents can lead to different types of injuries, some with long lasting aftereffects, such as scars and disfigurement. Employees that suffer these impairments may qualify for disability benefits from their company’s workers’ compensation insurance carriers. It depends on several factors, such as the type of injury, where it occurred, where the injury is located on the body, and […]