The Marcellus Shale is an underground geological formation which spans much of the Appalachian United States, including parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia and most of West Virginia. This black shale formation has been proven by geologists to be a rich source of natural gas, a renewable resource which many Americans use in their homes. Because of the existence of this natural gas, many jobs were created in the hydraulic fracturing industry. Hydraulic fracturing involves using a concentrated fluid at high force to drive into the ground in order to gain access to the natural gas. While this has created an entirely new labor force for the Appalachian states, it is also unfortunately a dangerous job that has many risks of health and bodily injury. Read More
I recently had a mishap and brushed it off without obtaining diagnostic studies. I treated conservatively and when I wasn’t getting better and had definite loss of range of motion, I had x-rays and an MRI performed. It turned out that I had two full thickness tears in my rotator cuff and now require surgery. Please learn a lesson from my experience and obtain diagnostic studies as soon as possible after you have suffered your injury, whether workers compensation related or not. Read More
Ok, let’s be honest. How many of us have suffered an injury then went to the doctor and sat for a long period of time to see the doctor then finally got in the exam room and suddenly got quiet when being questioned? Simply not telling the doctor all the symptoms or problems for whatever reason. Read More
As of June, 2012, U.S. manufacturing orders totaled a whopping $462.95 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This is great news in light of all of the doom and gloom of the economic news we have been experiencing. For more information, please visit http://www.thefabricator.com/news/industrytrendsanalysis/2012/08/13/manufacturing-technology-orders-up-88-percent-in-2012 Read More
Have you ever seen safety hazards at your workplace? Ever wonder what to do about them? Here are some quick tips to keep you safe at your workplace in case you ever need to file a workers compensation claim.
It might be a wet slippery presence on the floor, broken machinery, uneven work surfaces, chemical exposures, or lack of safety equipment necessary to perform your work. Safety hazards can be in any form depending on your work. Although it might not seem just or fair, sometimes you have to protect yourself if your employer won’t.
WHAT IS AN IME AND CAN IT AFFECT YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS?
Allentown, PA – Workers’ Compensation Benefits Alert
Chances are if you are claiming workers’ compensation benefits you may have you heard of an IME. An IME, Independent Medical Evaluation, is an examination that is scheduled by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carrier for your Employer when you are filing a Claim for work injury benefits, or if you have been on workers’ compensation for at least 6 months. The Insurance Carrier has the right to have you attend an IME 1 time every 6 months to assess your condition and capability to return to work. Read More
If you have suffered a work-related injury and your employer’s insurance company denies your claim, your employer won’t cooperate with you in completing an Injury Report, or neither one will return your phone calls, you need to contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to file the appropriate Petition(s) on your behalf and fight to get you all of the benefits you deserve. Read More
On September 20, 2011, an extremely important and informative Symposium co-sponsored by Princeton Brain and Spine Care, Bucks County Recreation Council, and the Bucks County Sports Commission featuring a panel of doctors, athletic directors, and helmet manufacturers was presented. Read More
Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the economic and social achievements of American workers. It is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Read More