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Workplace Fatigue is a Real Struggle for Too Many Americans

The National Safety Council recently conducted a survey of more than 75,000 people to examine the effects of fatigue in the workplace. This survey found that, though fatigue affects us all at one point or another, there are some who have a higher risk of fatigue than others given their lifestyle or occupation. New parents,...

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Production Demands Put Philadelphia Worker Safety at Risk

In every job, there are hectic moments that can lead to unsafe work conditions. Factories and manufacturing plants can face increased production schedules. Healthcare workers can face a sudden onslaught of patient emergencies. Drivers may face pressure to fit additional miles, runs, or hours into their working day. In all these conditions, the increased demands...

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Philadelphia Workers Comp Attorney Speaks Out Against Proposed Changes

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s 103-year-old workers’ compensation system would punish injured workers and give excessive control to insurance companies focused on denying compensation for injured workers, according to Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney Richard A. Jaffe. “These proposed changes would be catastrophic to injured workers if they become law,” Jaffe said. “Some lawmakers want people to...

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Forklift Safety Tips for Philadelphia Workers

Forklifts are a helpful tool, but they can also be potentially dangerous if they are not used properly. Many workplace injuries occur as a direct result of improper forklift use. Safety and Health Magazine reports that 96 workers were killed in forklift accidents nationally in 2015 alone. With proper training and safety protocols, these risks...

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Philadelphia Transportation Workers Say Risk of Injury Due to Lax Safety Practices

Workers in the transportation industry face many hazards inherent to the nature of their work. Unfortunately, lax safety practices can increase these risks and expose workers to unnecessary danger. When transportation workers are injured or killed on the job, they or their surviving family members may have grounds to seek workers' compensation, and potentially third-party...

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Proposed Legislation May Limit Injured Philadelphia Workers’ Access to Necessary Medications

Pennsylvania state lawmakers are mulling legislation that would limit the medications currently covered by the state workers' compensation program. If passed, this legislation could prevent injured workers from obtaining necessary prescription medications.  Philadelphia workers' compensation attorneys understand that while certain medications, such as opioids, are problematic with long-term use, they do have important beneficial properties,...

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Workers' Compensation for Philadelphia Nurses Who Are Assaulted On the Job

Nursing is quickly becoming one of America’s most dangerous professions. Every day, nurses face physical and verbal assaults from aggressive family members and violent patients. Many simply consider this reality an unavoidable part of the job.  However, no worker should be subjected to abuse in the workplace. Worker’s compensation in Philadelphia is available for both...

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Attorney Jaffe Recognized By “America’s Top 100 Attorneys”

America’s Top 100 Attorneys® has announced the Lifetime Achievement selection of Philadelphia Attorney Richard A. Jaffe. Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award.  Selection is not achieved based on...

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Prolonged Standing Raises Worker Heart Disease Risks

Work injuries are not just the result of one-time accidents. Workers' compensation coverage also covers medical conditions which are related to the job. The American Journal of Epidemiology reports on a study which found that workers in occupations which involved predominantly standing were approximately twice as likely to develop heart disease as workers whose occupations...

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