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Stretch to Stay Limber at Work

“Ergonomics” is defined by Merriam Webster’s Dictionary as “an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and the things interact most efficiently and safely.” If you work in an office and you spend a large part of your day sitting, then you may know the definition of “bad » Read More

Railroad Workers Have High-Risk Jobs

Police officers, construction workers, and firefighters routinely work in hazardous conditions, and we frequently hear about them getting injured on the job.  Another group that faces high workplace risks that might not make the news as frequently is railroad workers. Working for railroad companies can be a pretty dangerous business, too.  Factors such as demanding » Read More

The Most Common Safety Hazards at Work

Certain industries are consistently ranked for being among the most dangerous. For example, it is not surprising to read that those working in logging, construction, roofing, and grounds-keeping have a higher likelihood to be injured on the job. But wherever you work – and whatever you do – you must always be aware that anything » Read More

Drug Formulary Veto

There is no question that the nation is in the grips of an opioid crisis, and that many opioid users get started when taking pain medication for injuries. A drug formulary bill, Senate Bill 936, relating to Workers’ Compensation, was vetoed recently by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The governor explained his veto by saying the » Read More

Appealing a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

If your Workers’ Compensation claim was denied, that does not mean your case is closed. You have various opportunities to appeal the denial, all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. There is a caveat: Workers’ Compensation appeals are time-sensitive, so when filing an appeal, time is of the essence. File too late and you » Read More

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