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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: What to Do After a Workplace Injury

No matter the industry, every worker faces risks in their workplace and may be injured while at work. Whether a construction worker is victim of a high fall or a desk job worker sprains their wrist, on the job injuries can impact a worker’s ability to perform their job and other parts of their daily […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Job Stress can lead to Heart Attacks

Work is inherently stressful.  There are some work situations, however, that are so intense and high-pressure that they can seriously impact a worker’s physical health.  All jobs have elements that are more stressful than others, such as a looming deadline or shorthanded staff. But when workplace stress is ongoing with no relief in sight, your […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Amtrak Sued Following Fatal Accident

An April 3, 2016 collision on the southbound tracks just outside Chester, Pennsylvania fatally injured two railroad workers. The family of one of those men recently responded by filing a negligence action against Amtrak. According to the complaint filed on behalf of the worker’s two grown children, Amtrak failed to take reasonable steps to avoid […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Industrial Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit was recently filed on behalf of the estate of a worker who died on the job in 2013 when he was crushed in an industrial accident while working as a repair mechanic for Craft Machine Works. The lawsuit claims Flinn and Dreffein Engineering is liable for the deadly accident because of […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Sitting All Day Can Cause Back Injuries

Many of us work desk jobs, getting up only a few times throughout the day to walk to a colleague’s office or cubicle. A majority of employees also drive or take public transportation to our offices, then spend our leisure time sitting in front of television sets, computers and game consoles at home. Although it […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Workplace Injuries May Affect Future Earnings

Injured workers often worry about a financial crisis immediately after a work-related injury while they are recovering and unable to work. Many may not stop to think, however, about how this injury may affect their salary years after their wounds have healed. A study published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine helped to shed […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Discuss New Employee Safety

Starting a new job can be daunting. However, falling victim to work injury within the probationary period at a new job is even worse. A new employee is at an increased risk of suffering a work-related injury than more experienced employees. For this reason, new employees must be supervised when they start. New workers have […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer: Construction Workplace Accident Prevention

The estimated 130 million construction workers on jobsites across the U.S. face a potentially dangerous work environment on a daily basis. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) cites there are approximately 150,000 construction accident injuries every year, with 5,000 of those injuries being fatal. In order to prevent workplace injuries, both contractors and workers need […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Note When to Seek Legal Advice for Worker’s Compensation Claims

Even with proper precautions and safety measures, accidents, and injuries are bound to happen in the workplace. Employers carry insurance and states have worker compensation programs to help offset lost wages and medical costs in the event of a work-related injury. Depending on the severity of the injuries and the circumstances in which the injury […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Discuss Impact of Stress in the Workplace

The American Psychological Association surveyed working adults in the United States regarding stress in the workplace. Findings reveal that 65% of adults reported that work was a significant source of stress and 35% reported that they feel stress daily throughout the workday. With individuals feeling the constant need to increase productivity, coupled with the lack […]

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