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Poor Sleep, Fatigue a Problem for Nurses & Healthcare Workers

When exhaustion sets in, the risk of a workplace injury increases It's well-known that medical professionals have struggled to cope with COVID-19 even as they battle the disease every day. In a lot of ways, the pandemic has overwhelmed our healthcare system — and not just the hospitals. Nursing homes, extended care facilities, visiting nurses,...

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What Companies Can Do To Prevent Slip And Fall Accidents At Work

Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer explains steps employers can take Slip and fall accidents at work often cause serious injuries or fatalities. In 2019, an estimated 27 percent of the 888,220 nonfatal workplace injuries (239,800 injuries) that resulted in employees missing work were due to slip, trip and fall accidents, according to the National Institute for...

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Top 10 OSHA Workplace Safety Violations, 2021

Philadelphia workers’ comp lawyers explain what you need to know Some of the most serious workplace accidents involve some of the most common incidents as well, according to the most recent annual list of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) top 10 workplace safety violations across the U.S. The federal regulatory agency oversees workplace safety...

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Warehouse Work Injuries & MSDs in Manufacturing

A Philadelphia Workers’ Comp Lawyer Reveals What to Know When you do a task over and over again, like loading cargo or threading needles, the added stress on your body can cause permanent and serious work injuries that require you to file a workers' compensation claim. Repetitive tasks that require the body to be in...

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Electrocution a Common Factor in Construction Worker Accidents

A Philadelphia workers' comp attorney provides the details While the fatality rate has decreased over the last 10 years, the number of worker deaths due to electrocution remains high. Some researchers say there would be fewer fatal electrocutions if more workers were aware of the danger. Electricity isn't just a work hazard for electricians. Many...

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Can You Get Workers' Comp While Working From Home?

Remote work was already on the rise in Philadelphia and nationwide before the COVID-19 pandemic, and shelter-in-place orders and concern about transmission only accelerated that trend. Now, numerous workers are working partially or fully from home, and while this is certainly a win for flexibility, it also raises questions about the workers' compensation system. The...

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Hospital Workers Face High Risk of Injuries and Illnesses on the job

  A workers’ comp lawyer in Philly reveals why medical professionals are at risk Hospital workers (including hospital orderlies, nurses, doctors, and medical technicians) face a high risk of injuries and illnesses on the job, according to a recent study conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Workplace injuries and illnesses for all...

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Humidity Increases Risk of Heatstroke for Workers

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” How many times have we all heard that one? Well, as The Wall Street Journal reports, there’s actually something to it. Many workers have to do their jobs in very hot conditions during the summer. This includes construction workers, landscapers, firefighters, utility workers, carpenters, and maintenance personnel. There...

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Report: Amazon warehouse employees are at the most risk for severe injuries

Warehouse workers in Amazon facilities suffer injuries more often than other workers in similar facilities, according to recent accident data compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Amazon executives declined to discuss the problem with reporters from The Washington Post and Microsoft News ( However, former OSHA officials, union representatives, and Amazon workers...

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Preventing brain injuries in the workplace

Work injuries change lives, and that's especially true of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Tens of thousands of brain injuries occur across America every year, and many of them are work-related. Pennsylvania employers need to practice traumatic brain injury prevention in order to keep their employees safe. How brain injuries can happen at work The majority...

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