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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Changes to Drug Prescribing Policy in PA

Pennsylvania is one of the states prescribing the most opioids for patients in the Workers’ Compensation system. In response to those numbers and the known link between opioids and addiction, legislators are proposing a change in how Pennsylvania prescribes medication for injured employees receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits. A bill is currently under consideration in the […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Electrical Equipment Safety

Many Americans work in environments where it is easy to be injured. These types of work environments typically feature heavy machinery, manual labor, raw materials, and the use of power tools. Electrocution and other electrical injuries, such as electrical burns, are frequently a concern in this type of work environment. If you are injured on […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Construction Accident Injuries

Construction workers are the backbone of America. They create the buildings, homes, and other structures we work and live in every day. The construction industry has many hazards that can put workers in danger. Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers want to make sure you know how to be safe and avoid construction accidents and work […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Accidents While Commuting

Employees who are involved in a car accident while performing their work-related duties are normally entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Delivery drivers, emergency responders, and even postal carriers may seek partial pay and continued medical coverage while they recover from their injuries, either at home or in a hospital. A worker who is injured during […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Longshoremen and Harbor Workers

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal act designed to provide compensation specifically for injured longshoremen and harbor workers. This includes most people working on docks and shipping terminals and in shipyards. It also covers civilian employees on military bases worldwide. In 2014, $1.4 billion in benefits were paid under the […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: HVAC Technicians

HVAC, an acronym for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, is a system used to provide and control the temperate and air quality in buildings. Installation of HVAC systems are often standard in the construction industry. An HVAC technician mostly performs work in homes, schools, hospitals, offices, and factories. The nature of this industry can be […]

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Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Types of Injuries Eligible for Benefits

Providing proper Workers’ Compensation coverage is a requirement for most companies. However, it can be difficult to determine if an injury is eligible for benefits. In general, a work-related injury will be eligible for Workers’ Compensation if it can be connected in some direct way to work conditions. A worker who develops lung cancer from […]

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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

The two workers were performing maintenance with a backhoe when they were struck by a train travelling 106 mph. The accident comes on the heels of another fatal crash involving an Amtrak train. In May 2015, eight riders lost their lives when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. In that action, plaintiffs allege that the […]

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