Paula Robinson's Blog for Workers Compensation & Disability

Labor Day, Pay Tribute To The American Worker

tribute to the american workers

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

Marcellus Shale Expo Takes Over Penn State

From November 16-18, 2011, the Marcellus Summit 2011 will take place at the Penn Stater located in State College “Happy Valley”, PA.  The Summit will address real issues and offer balanced perspectives on numerous issues relating to shale gas development.

For more information or to register click: http://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/natural-gas/index.html

Warehouse

There are 1000s of warehouses across PA, and no matter what they house, injuries routinely occur.  These can be slip, trip, and fall injuries at the same level or elevated levels.  Also common are forklift and similar equipment injuries, as well as lifting injuries. Workers Compensation Attorney Paula Robinson is familiar with these types of injuries. She understands and delivers the results you and your family need.  Some injuries can even be fatal.  Often times these injuries need immediate attention, and follow-up treatment.

Drilling Rigs

The Marcellus Shale Natural Gas drilling has begun in earnest in many counties in PA, including, but not limited to, Williamsport, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Bradford.  The fracking process can be dangerous. Whether you have been injured while on the job, on or off a drill site, you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer on your side who understands this type of work.
Drilling rig injuries or deaths can occur from heavy equipment or truck accidents, chemical exposure, fires, explosions, or other freak accidents.

Psychological Injuries

Under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act, disabilities caused by mental or psychological factors may be considered to be compensable injuries if the other elements necessary to establish a claim are met, and are in 3 specific categories.  These are:

  • Psychological stimulus causing physical injury-mental/physical
  • Psychological stimulus causing psychic injury-mental/mental
  • Physical stimulus causing psychic injury-physical/mental
  • These cases are very fact specific and can be difficult to win.

Retail

Retail trade encompasses a wide variety of different businesses such as grocery stores, car dealers, furniture stores, malls, garden, and hardware stores, just to name a few.  If you find that you have been injured while working in the retail trade, contact Robinson Law for a free initial consultation.

Food Service

Food Service Workers routinely work with pots and pans, hot ovens, ranges and stoves, as well as oils and water.  All of these can cause burns, some serious enough to scar or cause loss of use of a limb.
Food Service Workers also frequently work with meat slicers and knives, and cuts can also lead to disabling injuries.
Robinson Law can advise as to whether you can obtain additional loss of use or scarring benefits at your free initial consultation.

Utilities

Utility workers, whether they be for electric power, phone, cable, etc…all too commonly suffer falls from vehicles and equipment on the job.  Fall injuries can occur when you slip, trip, jump, misstep, lose your balance or footing when getting into and out of vehicle cabs or loading and unloading materials from vehicle beds or other parts of a vehicle or equipment.  Injuries can also occur while climbing into or out of backhoes, bucket lifts, trucks or other equipment.
Overexertion injuries are common as well.  These types of injuries often involve pushing, pulling, lifting or carrying items such as wrenches, shovels, conductors, pipes and fittings, office equipment, or boxes and cartons.  
If you find that you or someone you care for has suffered such injuries, please contact Robinson Law for a free initial consultation.