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Subrogation Rights and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board

When one of the parties involved in a legal case feels that the court’s ruling was made in error, they may appeal the ruling. This means that the case is moved to a new court, the appellate court, to be reheard by a new judge and jury to determine whether the first ruling was reached […]

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Chef Nearly Loses Hand in Machine Accident

Compared to jobs in construction and law enforcement, most people do not regard working in a kitchen as extremely dangerous. However, whenever a job requires use of heavy or small equipment, there is the risk of a serious machine accident. Recently, one Philadelphia chef found out the hard way that kitchen work indeed comes with […]

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Opioid Abuse and Workers’ Compensation

Opioid addiction can affect anyone, and in recent years opioid abuse has become rampant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 78 people die every day in this country from an opioid overdose. Suggestions have been made to implement a drug formulary for Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation program to address this crisis as it […]

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Workers to Benefit from New Technology

There is little doubt that advances in technology have improved the lives of individuals around the world. Now, smartphone applications, wearable devices, and telemedicine are all forms of technology that can improve both worker safety and Workers’ Compensation programs. Telemedicine Companies like Bank of America have already implemented telemedicine programs. Telemedicine is a way to […]

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Rise in Grain Processing Plant Fatalities

Grain silos, large structures used to store bulk inventories of grains, are one of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. According to Purdue University’s annual survey of grain handling accidents, the number of cases of entrapment and fatalities in grain handling facilities rose from 2015 to 2016. In 2016, 18 people […]

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Safety for Young Workers

Summertime is here, meaning school is out and plenty of young workers will be looking for summer employment. A summertime job is a great way to build character, gain experience, make connections, form friendships, and earn some money. Many young seasonal workers look for employment with landscaping companies because it happens to be a busy […]

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Summer Work Injuries

Summer is a time of fun and relaxation. However, it also presents unique risks for workers whose jobs take them outdoors during the summer months. Many jobs cannot be done outside during the cooler months, leaving workers vulnerable to the weather and other hazards that can lead to summer work injuries. Heat-related summer injuries Workers […]

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Invisible Work Injuries

When a person is wearing a cast or using crutches to get around, it is clear to others that the person has been injured. However, sometimes the most painful injuries are those that cannot be detected just by looking at the person. Repeated work activities, regardless of how strenuous, can cause invisible work injuries. Pre-existing […]

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Receiving Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability

The process of applying for both Workers’ Compensation and Social Security benefits at the same time is called a “concurrent claim.” Although this is possible under certain circumstances, there are some rather rigid requirements. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is run by the Social Security Administration (SSA), is a federal program. Workers’ Compensation programs […]

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Safe Lifting Techniques in the Workplace to Avoid Back Injuries

A back injury is painful. In many cases, back injuries saddle their sufferers with more than just the burden of physical pain – they often require extensive, expensive treatment and can cause permanent physical limitations for the victim. Back injuries are also relatively common among workplace injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), […]

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