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What Are Some Common Construction Injuries?

Common Types of Injuries in Construction Sites A construction site is one of the most dangerous work environments out there. The work involved is quite physical and often requires the use of heavy machinery. Because of their work's inherent nature, construction workers face serious risks of … [Read more...]

How PPE Can Reduce Risks of COVID Spreading at Work

Can PPE Really Help Prevent COVID Cases at Work? Since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, there has been over a 1,000% increase in the amount of money workplaces spend on personal protective equipment (PPE). The right PPE can both prevent employees from getting sick and help keep customers safe. … [Read more...]

The Safety Risks of Trucks Hauling Hazardous Materials

Trucks Hauling Hazardous Materials Present Increased Crash Risks In 2016, there were an estimated 475,000 crashes involving large trucks in the United States. Most of those, about 73 percent, involved a collision with another vehicle on the road. About 5 percent of trucks haul hazardous … [Read more...]

Is Your Injury Work-Related—Part One

Is Your Injury Work-Related? To succeed with a workers' compensation claim in Pennsylvania, you must show that you suffered an injury, and that the injury was "work-related," i.e., sustained during the course of your employment. In most instances, making that determination is relatively easy. If … [Read more...]

Third-Party Claims for Workplace Injuries

Third-Party Claims for Workplace Injuries When you have been hurt on the job, your first course of action will typically be to file a workers' compensation claim. In some instances, it may be your exclusive remedy, which means that you must seek all compensation for any physical or financial loss … [Read more...]

The Most Common Workplace Hazards

Common Workplace Hazards In the modern workplace, even though safety concerns are a regular topic of review and discussion, workers are still at risk of a broad range of injuries. Whether in an industrial setting, or in office or retail work, you can still be exposed to a wide array of workplace … [Read more...]

Workers’ Compensation for Occupational Illnesses

Workers' compensation claims are not limited to traumatic injury and repetitive stress/repetitive motion injuries. Under the workers' compensation provisions of most, if not all, states, you can seek benefits if you have contracted an illness or disease because of exposure to certain substances in … [Read more...]

Scaffolding Accidents on Construction Sites

According to national studies, two out of every three construction workers use scaffolding to do some part of their job, whether they work in residential or commercial construction. Even though the use, construction and maintenance of scaffolding are heavily regulated by OSHA, thousands of people … [Read more...]

Heavy Machinery Injuries Resulting in the Workplace – PA

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ten most dangerous jobs include mining machines, roofing, collecting refuse and recyclable materials, trucking and industrial machinery and the installation, maintenance and repair of heavy machinery. Additionally, working in construction with heavy … [Read more...]

Construction Sites, Heavy Equipment and Your Safety: What Can You Do When Something Goes Wrong?

More Than 70 Years of Combined Personal Injury Legal Help in Philadelphia and Allentown Heavy equipment is inherently dangerous. Period. No machine is immune from the possibility of malfunction. When heavy machinery fails to work properly, people near it usually suffer the risk of injury. The … [Read more...]

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