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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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Hospitals Are The Most Dangerous Worksites for Pennsylvania Employees

A new study by Zippia finds that hospitals are the most dangerous worksites for Pennsylvania employees. Pennsylvania was also ranked twenty-third overall in most dangerous states to work in. If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury, contact a Philadelphia workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible. Your legal rights must be...

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Coming-and-Going Rule in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

The workers' compensation system in Pennsylvania is designed to protect workers who are injured, disabled, or killed in the course and scope of employment. While this may seem very straightforward, our Philadelphia workers' compensation attorneys know that disputes frequently arise over the question of whether one's commute should be covered.  The average person with a...

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