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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...]

Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries

One in ten construction workers are injured in onsite accidents each year. People who work construction take risks, whether they are working on a small office rehab project or a large-scale mall or a condo development. On most sites, the heavy machinery and power tools, wiring of electricity, … [Read more...]

Workplace Accidents Involving Teenagers

If you are under the age of 21 and have been hurt on the job, what are your rights? Can you refuse to work in conditions that you believe are unsafe? Do you have a right to file a claim for workers' compensation? Can you report your employer to the state or federal worker protection agencies? … [Read more...]

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