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Keeping Workers’ Hands Safe


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, there were nearly 124,000 occupational injuries involving hands that caused employees to miss work. The most common types of hand injuries include:

Several organizations, including the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), have been collaborating to develop standards and recommendations for gloves to make sure they match the hazards of the job. The ISEA has categorized gloves into different groups that offer specific protections against the following:

  • Scrapes
  • Injuries that would require stitches
  • Serious injuries

The ISEA has also published a white paper to help employers and workers select impact-resistant hand protection. However, even the most puncture-resistant gloves may not be able to protect against needle sticks. The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) is particularly concerned that sanitation workers have access to gloves that prevent injury from needle sticks and other objects that are commonly found in waste and recycling operations. Solid waste collection ranks as the fifth most dangerous occupation in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sanitation workers and employees in many other occupations risk injury to their hands every day. If you seriously injured your hand at work or suffered any other type of occupational illness or injury, you deserve financial compensation. Before filing a claim, it is in your best interest to contact the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Gross & Kenny, LLP. To schedule a free consultation, simply call 267-589-0090 or fill out an online form. We help injured workers obtain maximum compensation throughout Pennsylvania from our office in Philadelphia.

A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

At Gross & Kenny, LLP we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.

The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.

Currently, our law firm is remaining open to serve your legal needs. If you were working light duty or modified duty as a result of a work injury in Pennsylvania and were recently laid off or terminated from your job due to the Coronavirus you may be entitled to weekly workers' compensation checks for lost wages moving forward. Contact us to find out . We are open and ready to assist.

We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations should you have any concerns about keeping your scheduled appointments with us. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.

Should you have any concerns regarding an upcoming meeting with us, please contact us online or call (215) 512-1500.

We are continuing to fight on behalf of our clients and that we are all able to handle things even if mandated by the government that we work remotely.

Thank you and take care.