Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania

Nearly anyone who works in the construction field understands there are certain hazards in the workplace. Unfortunately, in some cases, in order to get the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to under the law, you may need to hire a personal injury lawyer to help with the claims process or to appeal a denial […]

Pennsylvania Work-Related Injuries were 100,330 in 2013

During 2013, there were 110,300 cases of work-related injuries or illnesses across Pennsylvania. Construction workers suffered nearly 8,000 of those accidents, including strains and sprains. For most workers, construction injuries were more likely to impact their upper bodies versus any other area. The average age of injured workers was nearly 42, which can mean, in […]

Stress, Mental Injuries, and Workers’ Compensation

Many studies and surveys have confirmed that work-related pressures are the leading source of stress for the American population, and they are on the rise. At least one-fourth of all employees view their jobs as the primary stressor in their lives, and issues at work are more strongly associated with health complaints even more so […]

How Do I Know I Won’t Be Fired For Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act is to provide protection for people who have been injured in association with their employment. The law governs insurance requirements for employers, who must cover you as soon as you begin employment, and prohibits any employer from harassing or firing you in retaliation for filing a claim. […]