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 […]

What are the Most Common Office-Related Injuries?

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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 […]

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 […]

Are Spinal Cord Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Comp?

In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, work-related neck and back injuries are quite common. When such injuries damage the spinal cord, the consequences can be rather serious. While there are those who may only require medication, rehabilitation and rest in order to recover, others injuries may cause permanent damage resulting in the need for life-long care. If […]

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