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June 2014 Archives

Back, neck injury common among health care workers

Back and neck injuries and pain are among the most common impairments faced by Americans nowadays. In the workplace, back injury and pain is a particular risk in many professions, some more so than others. Healthcare is one of these industries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, musculoskeletal injuries are the greatest cause of workplace injury for those working in the field of healthcare.

Deceased employees and workers' compensation death benefits

A recent accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is an important reminder of the risks road maintenance workers face on the job. The accident, which occurred earlier this month, involved a tractor-trailer which struck and killed an equipment operator and left a maintenance former with minor injuries. The crew had apparently closed off one lane of the highway for maintenance, but this wasn’t enough to prevent the crash.

PA trucker seeks over $75,000 for workplace injury

Workplace accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. When they do occur, it is important for injured workers to understand their options for recovery. Workers’ compensation, of course, is available for employees from their companies, but other compensation may be available. In addition to workers’ comp, injured employees may be able to file a personal injury against non-employer parties responsible for an accident.

Expansion of workers' compensation presumption law considered in some states

In some lines of work, there are certain injury and health risks one takes on as part of the job. For example, first responders face a variety of situations which can put strain upon their lungs and heart. Because of this, many states have passed laws which presume that first responders who suffer from heart or lung problems have those health problems because of their line of work.

Deceased gas station manager vindicated in workers' compensation dispute

When an employee is harmed in a work-related accident, a responsible and ethical employer will honor and support that employee’s right to workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, not all employers do this in all circumstances. In some cases, employers drag their feet and oppose legitimate workers’ compensation claims. A recent decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania is a good reminder of the resistance employer’s sometimes put up to workers’ compensation claims.

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