Hard Hat Area: Construction Injuries

Construction accidents are among the most common and catastrophic of all workers’ compensation claims. Considered one of the most dangerous workplaces for American workers, over 20 percent of work-related injuries were in construction in 2013. Four primary causes accounted for more than half of construction worker deaths last year: falls, being struck by an object, […]

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation 101

Workers’ compensation is the term for the insurance most employers are required to carry by law. This insurance serves to protect employees from financial losses that may occur due to on-the-job injury. While workers’ compensation claims can arise from nearly any type of physical injury, these claims are most commonly brought in high-risk occupations such […]

Injured Mine Foreman Settles with U.S. Government for $820,000

Recently, the federal government agreed to settle with an injured mine foreman for $820,000 due to injuries he suffered from electrical shock. The plaintiff, a mine foreman for Sreebs Slate & Stone, Co, was injured when inspectors from the U.S. Mine Safety Health Administration administered a surprise inspection and required the foreman to perform acts […]