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Representatives for School District of Philadelphia workers belonging to Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ have recently been involved in a contract dispute regarding, among other issues, worker safety. As of this writing (August 22), they have voted to authorize a strike if certain contract demands pertaining to safety training and related matters are not…

If you work in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas and you’re injured on the job, you can seek compensation for such financial losses as medical bills and lost wages by filing a claim to recover workers’ compensation benefits. In Pennsylvania, your employer is legally required to purchase workers’ compensation coverage. There are very few exceptions….

A recent tragedy has reminded many Philadelphia residents not only of the critical role that firefighters play in their safety, but also of the enormous risks firefighters take and the sacrifices they often make in an effort to save others. On Saturday, June 18, Lt. Sean Williamson, a 27-year Philadelphia Fire Department veteran, was attempting…

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…

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