Glitches Derail Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Claims

Philadelphia workers who have been injured on the job may find themselves in company with hundreds of other Pennsylvanians whose workers’ compensation cases have been languishing in a technological no-man’s-land since early September. The new software, designed to bring claims filing and processing up to date, has instead created a snarl out of the process. […]

Lawsuit Claims Spill At Armstrong Caused Neurological Disorder

In 2003, a Lancaster man was asked to help clean up a chemical spill at his job. Less than six months later he would find himself permanently disabled. What started off as a persistent cough and a blinding headache would land him in a nursing home with toxic encephalopathy, a Parkinson’s-like, degenerative brain disorder. Armstrong […]

Injured Workers In Philadelphia May Qualify For Workers Comp

Getting injured on the job is no walk in the park for Philadelphia workers or their families. Following a workplace accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn or whom to trust. What Philadelphia workers should know is that they are often entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses, lost wages and […]

Injured Employee Wins Pennsylvania Workers Comp Appeal

Oftentimes, when a worker is injured on the job in Pennsylvania, he or she is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which help cover medical expenses, lost wages and other costs related to the injury. However, workers’ compensation cases aren’t always straight forward and sometimes appeals are necessary to decide whether a worker is entitled to […]

Migrant And Temporary Workers Face More Workplace Hazards

Workers across all industries are often exposed to hazardous conditions in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States. But the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Transnational Law Center recently said in an interview that temporary and migrant workers are especially at risk of workplace accidents. The director also said these workers are less […]

Outdoor Workers Exposed To Extremely Cold Temps

It might be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean construction workers building the new $84 million Bucks County justice center get a day off. In fact, there are thousands of workers throughout the state who perform their job duties outdoors in rain, snow or sunshine. A reporter from the Bucks County Courier Times was at […]

Four Injured When Roof At Philadelphia Construction Site Collapses

Four workers were injured in Philadelphia this week when part of a building under construction collapsed. The construction accident occurred Tuesday afternoon at a building in the Feltonville section of the city that is the future home of the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit. Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department arrived at the scene minutes […]

First Responders Say They Werent Equipped For Dangerous Chemicals

When a train car derailment resulted in a spill of dangerous chemicals into the air and waterways, first responders sought to protect surrounding individuals through evacuations and other safety measures. But those first responders, which included dozens of firefighters, now say they weren’t adequately equipped with the devices necessary to respond to the accident effectively. In […]

Pennsylvania Manufacturer Cited By Osha

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is citing a Pennsylvania manufacturer for multiple serious workplace safety violations after an investigation took place in March. OSHA proposed fines of $55,000 to accompany the citations against Danco Precision Inc. of Phoenixville. In total, 14 safety violations were discovered […]

How Employers Can Prevent Falls In The Workplace

One of the most common causes of workplace accidents in Pennsylvania is slips and falls. In fact, Injury Facts 2012 Edition states that falls lead to more than 8.7 million emergency room visits in the United States each year. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a slip or fall injury at work costs about $28,000 […]

Railroad Worker Killed At Philadelphia Inquirer Plant

Last week, another Pennsylvania worker lost his life on the job. The Arcelor Mittal Steel Co. employee was unloading newsprint from a railroad boxcar at the Philadelphia Inquirer plant in Upper Merion when the workplace accident occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Officials said the 43-year-old worker was crushed to death when one of […]