Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Philadelphia, PA
866-800-3332
Local (215) 496-9607
Free Case Consultation 866-800-3332
Local (215) 496-9607

Blog

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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 (MSN.com). However, former OSHA officials, union representatives, and Amazon workers...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations for 2020

Statistically, it’s easy to identify the most accident-prone scenarios for workers. Addressing those issues is another matter. We reveal these workplace dangers and offer tips on how to prevent them. Ranking the Top 10 dangers to workers The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified its preliminary Top 10 workplace safety violations for fiscal...

Read More »

The importance of forklift safety and training

You can operate a forklift on the job in Philadelphia for years with no problems, but tragedy can strike in the blink of an eye, causing serious and even crippling injuries. Read on to learn more about forklift accidents. The Dangers of Forklifts The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates fork-lifts account for 61,800...

Read More »

How to get workers' compensation for an occupational disease

Occupational diseases don't manifest the same way as injuries caused by workplace accidents. Regular exposure to toxic chemicals, hazardous materials and irritants often result in debilitating — and sometimes fatal — health conditions. Some occupational diseases start out mild and progressively get worse. If you notice that something doesn't feel right, it's critical that you...

Read More »

How to avoid foot injuries on the job

If you work on your feet, you know just how important foot health is. Injuries to the foot may not get as much attention as other parts of the body. But they're still quite common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, every year, there are around 60,000 foot injuries that result in lost work...

Read More »
Contact us today for a
Free Case Consultation

    Social Security Disability INFOGRAPHICS Download PDF
    Worker’s Compensation INFOGRAPHICS Download PDF
    PROUDLY SERVING MONTGOMERY COUNTY, BUCKS COUNTY, DELAWARE COUNTY, CHESTER COUNTY

    Office Location

    Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC
    1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd. #1922
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    See map
    Toll Free: (866) 800-3332
    Toll Free: (866) 800-3332
    Email Us