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PRE-EXISTING VS. AGGRAVATION OF INJURY

My client injured his lower back while lifting metal piping, working as a welder.  He properly gave “Notice” of his work injury to his employer who reported the same to their workers’ compensation carrier, who in turn denied the claim, indicating that he had…

How Opioids are Affecting Workers’ Comp in PA

Research has shown that injured workers who are administered higher doses of opioids for pain relief end up spending more time off work following their injury than those who are prescribed low-dose or non-opioid painkillers.  The National Safety Council has cited a study which…

What you should do if you are injured during an emergency at work?

injured during an emergency at work

If an emergency such as a fire, toxic gas leak or chemical spill occurs at your workplace, causing you an injury, removing you to a safe place (away from the hazard) should be the first task of the employer. Do you know what to do…

Hydration at Work During Summer Months in PA

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Many areas in Pennsylvania experience high temperatures in the summer months. Although doctors advise people to minimize heat exposure in these months, many PA workers don’t have that option. Staying hydrated at work isn’t always as easy as it seems. Making sure that workers…

5 High Risk Injury Jobs in PA

Injuries at the workplace can range from minor to severe, and the risks can vary depending on the nature of the job. Workplace injuries can be serious, affecting the victim’s quality of life as well as reducing their ability to earn wages for a…

When Should I Seek Help from a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Workers’ compensation for injuries or illnesses that occur at work is often best obtained when you have competent legal representation. You should contact a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyer if: You have been injured while doing your job You have suffered a work-related sickness You…

Chiropractic Connections

chiropractic connections

Without our health, it is difficult to enjoy all life has to offer. So, when a serious work injury happens and you’re unable to work, earn an income, or do simple tasks it can take a toll on us both physically and emotionally. October…

Road to Recovery With Physical Therapy After A Work Injury

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After a work injury, one may have body aches and pain, loss of range of motion, and even loss of function of certain body parts, such as hands, arms, feet, or legs. In an effort to heal and move on many injured workers turn…

Workers’ Compensation Fraud by Employees

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Most employers know too well the importance of workers’ compensation insurance. Should an employee get injured while on the job, the workers’ compensation insurance will take care of the medical bills and the lost wages while he or she recovers. The employee should not…

Injured Worker Rights with Workers’ Compensation

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In Pennsylvania, the various differing natures of work and work environments pose many dangers to employees. This exposure to risk can result in physical and even mental injury to workers. Statistics in the United States reveal many recorded cases of injured workers that occur…