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Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws allow employees to seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and certain other covered losses when they are injured in on-the-job accidents or develop illnesses or medical conditions as a result of exposure to hazards in the workplace. This no-fault system does not require workers to prove that their accidents…

Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws allow employees to seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and certain other covered losses when they are injured in on-the-job accidents or develop illnesses or medical conditions as a result of exposure to hazards in the workplace. This no-fault system does not require workers to prove that their accidents…

If you work in Pennsylvania and are injured in an on-the-job accident, you can seek compensation for such losses as your medical bills by filing a claim to recover workers’ compensation benefits. The vast majority of employers in Pennsylvania are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. This allows injured employees to theoretically recover compensation after…

Warehouses can be particularly dangerous work environments when compared to others. It’s not uncommon for warehouse workers to be injured due to falls, slips, accidents involving equipment failure, and numerous other potential causes. Pennsylvania law requires most employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Thus, if you’re a warehouse worker in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas,…

Last November, the Lehigh Valley Mansion on Barrington Lane in Salisbury Township was sold. Less than a full day after it came off the market, it was engulfed in flames. While battling the blaze in the multimillion-dollar home, two firefighters suffered burns and had to be hospitalized. Firefighters know they may be called at any…

The Pennsylvania legislature is weighing the possibility of allowing employees to dodge their employers’ COVID-19 vaccine mandates by claiming natural immunity. The passage of House Bill 2318 would mark a victory for employees who are opposed to taking the vaccine. Pennsylvania is not the only state seeking this type of exemption for employees. Idaho, Indiana,…

Workers’ compensation is a growing area of concern for many people as the country undergoes drastic changes to culture and employment. One story that has caught the attention of many is the recent report that unravels the events leading up to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation at the City Center construction site…

It happened on a hot July night last summer. On a construction site in the University City section of Philadelphia, a 55-year-old engineer named Kirankumar Mistry came to inspect the foundation for a pedestrian bridge project when a drilling rig toppled over and crushed him. The drilling company has been in operation since 1955, and…

The July deaths of two subcontractor employees in separate construction incidents have prompted an investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The fatal accidents occurred at two different construction sites of Amazon distribution facilities. Since last year, the online retailer has been rolling through a major building program around the Philadelphia region….

The most recent annual report from Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) indicates more than 170,000 cases of work injuries and illness were documented. Sprains and strains were the most common injuries—injuries that usually occur because of overexertion or hard contact with other objects. Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation Act compensates for almost any type of…

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