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Market Pressures Impact Safety Precautions in the Workplace

Workplace injuries are expensive for employers. There is no denying this fact. Not only do workplace injuries cause Workers’ Compensation premiums to rise, they lower productivity while injured workers are out of work to recover. A study conducted at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas examined this issue closer, finding […]

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Report Workplace Injuries

When a person is injured in a workplace accident, he or she must report their accident to their supervisor within 120 days, or approximately three months, of the date of the accident in order to qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits. This requirement is not the same as the statute of limitations for a Workers’ Compensation […]

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Utility Pole Equipment and PPL Workers

According to allegations in a lawsuit recently filed by PPL Electrical Utilities, workers for the electric company may be facing additional risks of work-related injuries when working on utility poles in the Lancaster area. In the process of building a broadband network in Lancaster, fiber optic company MAW Communications has attached equipment to utility poles […]

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Business Travel Leads to Health Problems

People who travel often for work may be prone to bad habits including bad diet and lack of exercise, increasing their risk of serious health issues. Today, employees at every level are more likely to travel for work. However, most workers do not have access to first class tickets or four-star hotels. Unhealthy food options, […]

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Car Accidents on the Job

Anyone who has been involved in a car accident while working may be entitled to file both a personal injury action and a Workers’ Compensation claim with respect to their sustained injuries. Driving for Work Many occupations involve driving, even when employees are not “drivers” by trade. Workers drive as part of their employment for […]

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Reinjuries and Secondary Injuries

Sometimes one injury leads to another. Workers can be more vulnerable to injuries after having already experienced a first work injury.  A back injury can compromise a worker’s core strength, and lead to reinjury of the back. A knee injury can cause a worker to fall more easily, causing a new injury. Employers are liable […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Police Officers

All jobs come with the risk of work injury, but public service jobs like policing have an increased risk for injury as the result of dangerous, demanding, and stressful situations. As police officers and law enforcement officials deal with criminal activity, crime scenes, arrests, and patrolling, they are also subject to a variety of situations […]

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Repetitive Movements and Work Injury

Doing the same physical motions every day can be harmful to one’s physical health, especially if those motions are particularly strenuous. Many people suffer work injuries related to repetitive motion. Repetitive motion can also affect one’s mental health as deviating from habits and challenging oneself can help with mental acuity. Continuously repeating habits can harm […]

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Heart Attacks on the Job

In a moment, an individual can suffer a heart attack at work. What happens in the moments that follow can dramatically steer the worker’s prognosis, which is why it is critical that anybody who suffers this type of episode receive emergency medical care as soon as possible. After someone has suffered a heart attack at […]

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What to Know Before Your Defense Medical Exam

A defense medical examination is not unusual when you have filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. If your claim is successful, your employer will likely require regular defense medical exams, as often as every six months. If you do not attend a scheduled exam, your employer may file a petition with a Workers’ Compensation judge to […]

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