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  • Category: Workers’ Compensation

    Reports Reveal New Injury and Fatality Data

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there was a 5.7% increase in workplace fatalities from 2021 to 2022. Although other reports have highlighted some positive workplace safety trends, like a significant downturn in work-related amputations that same calendar year, the BLS’ most up-to-date data indicates some highly problematic developments in the face of[…]

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    What Are the Most Common Workplace Injuries in Pennsylvania?

    Thousands of Pennsylvania workers get hurt on the job every year. Workplace injuries can be devastating for employees, leaving them with massive medical bills and time missed from work. While some industries have a higher rate of accidents than others, injuries can happen in any workplace in Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one suffered[…]

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    Pennsylvania Court Rules CBD Oil Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Act

    A Pennsylvania appeals court decided cannabidiol (CBD) oil meets the requirements as a supply item for employer reimbursement under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The case involved an injured workers’ compensation attorney whose doctor prescribed him CBD oil after he sustained a significant work-related back injury. The Court’s ruling last month reversed the Workers’ Compensation appeal[…]

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    How to Safely Use Aerial Lifts and Limit Preventable Workplace Injuries

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an “aerial lift” as any vehicle-mounted device that is used to elevate personnel, such as an extendable boom platform, aerial ladder, articulated (jointed) boom platform, vertical tower or any combination of the devices. According to the agency, aerial lifts have by and large replaced ladders and scaffolding[…]

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    New Workers Face Significant Risks for Occupational Injuries

    According to a recent study, just over one-third of occupational injuries occur during a worker’s first year on the job. While it may not come as a surprise that newer, less experienced workers are more likely to fall prey to jobsite hazards, the study illustrates how improving training efforts among new hires could reduce preventable[…]

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