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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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Bike-A-Thon Raises Change For Cancer Research

The American Cancer Society has so far raised more than $1.3 million at its annual Bike-a-thon from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, New Jersey. A total of 3,468 riders on 211 teams participated in the 67.5-mile-long ride on June 11, including attorney Richard A. Jaffe of Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC. Jaffe participated in...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Decision Is Affecting Workers Statewide

Last week, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled Section 306 (a.2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional, a landmark case with significant implications for injured workers across the Commonwealth. The section in question allowed workers’ compensation insurance carriers to secure an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) following the expiration of temporary total disability (TTD) benefits 104...

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Philadelphia Uber Drivers Offered Work Injury Benefits

Uber is launching a pilot program that charges nearly 4 cents more per mile to its ridership in exchange for being able to offer driver access to a work injury insurance program. The program is being tested in Pennsylvania and seven other states and may be expanded based on its success in these markets.  The...

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