Common Forklift Accidents and Injuries
Common Forklift Accidents and Injuries A forklift is mainly used in the workplace to transport and carry heavy materials in non-roadway areas. Powered platform trucks and order pickers fall under the forklift category. A forklift-related injury is also cross-categorized by the event type, typically as a transportation accident or an incident that involves contact with […]Continue Reading
How Do Layoffs and Plant Closures Impact Workers’ Compensation?
How Do Layoffs and Plant Closures Impact Workers’ Compensation? In Pennsylvania, employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation insurance, so they hire separate insurance companies that are responsible for providing this coverage. Employers can obtain this insurance through private insurance companies, self-insurance or the State Workers’ Insurance Fund. As an employee, your coverage […]Continue Reading
Most Dangerous Mining Accidents
Most Dangerous Mining Accidents The coal mining industry can be a dangerous one for workers. Accidents in mines can lead to injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Coal mining deaths most frequently occur during contact with objects and transportation or during equipment incidents. Most serious illnesses and injuries require workers to take days off of work, leading to […]Continue Reading
What You Can Do If You’re Hurt by a Nip Point
What You Can Do If You’re Hurt by a Nip Point Nip points can present a hazard to workers who hold factory jobs. The dangers of machines on the job can result in work-related injuries, and if this happens to you, you may want to hire a workers’ compensation attorney who can help you receive […]Continue Reading
Can You Go on Vacation While on Workers’ Compensation?
Can You Go on Vacation While on Workers’ Compensation? Yes, you can go on vacation with an open workers’ compensation case or while you receive benefits. Traveling, though, may complicate your case. Whether taking a vacation is advisable depends on your trip and individual circumstances. If you’re not working because of an injury, your time […]Continue Reading