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What Happens When a Philadelphia Independent Contractor Gets Hurt at Work?

Workers' compensation allows an employee to get benefits for an on-the-job injury even if an employer doesn't contribute to causing the injury and isn't negligent. An employee doesn't have to sue and prove liability, but can make a workers' comp claim to get benefits including disability income and medical bill payment.  An independent contractor who...

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Endanger Philadelphia Construction Workers

Many construction workers injure their muscles, tendons, joints, or ligaments as the workers are trying to perform their jobs.  These types of injuries are called work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) if they happen due to the performance of work tasks. These injuries can cause construction workers to miss an average of 13 days work, according to...

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Workers' Compensation for Truckers in Philly

A truck accident in Philadelphia sent a truck driver and another motorist to the hospital recently. The accident also resulted in a massive fire that required 50 firefighters to get the situation under control. The incident occurred when a tractor-trailer hit an SUV which was at a gas station. The tractor-trailer caught fire and was...

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When Treatments are Delayed for Philadelphia Workers, Consequences are Serious

Getting timely treatment is essential for many injuries. The more complex your injuries, the more important it is that you have access to the right diagnostic testing and the highest quality treatment. If your injuries happened because of work tasks, it is workers' compensation which should pay for your timely treatment.  Unfortunately, NBC has recently...

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Philadelphia Workers Focus on Safety During Drive Safely Work Week

Workers compensation claims are made by Philadelphia  workers for lots of different reasons. Unsurprisingly, one of the most common reasons for work injury claims is motor-vehicle accidents that happen while on-the-job. Lots of people drive for work, either as a major portion of their job duties (like for delivery drivers) or because they need to use a...

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Toxic Exposure at Philadelphia Worksites

Many different items encountered on worksites could make you sick.  Those who work in construction, manufacturing, mining, and industrial occupations may encounter any number of dangerous chemicals and toxins which they breathe in, which are absorbed through the skin, and which can cause chemical burns or get into the eyes and affect vision. Even employees who...

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Understanding the Risks of Serious Workplace Injuries in Philadelphia

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a comprehensive report about serious workplace illnesses that occurred over the course of 2015. This report is based on data from states under OSHA control and does not include information from states that administer their own safety and health programs. The report was prepared using data collected through...

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