What If My Employer Refuses to Report My Injury?
When you get injured on the job, you must report it to your employer right away. In Pennsylvania, your employer has to file a First Report of Injury (FROI) within seven days of your first missed day at work. But what happens if an employer does not report an accident to Workers’ Compensation? This is […]Continue Reading
10 Top Hazards in a Building Site
Nearly 6.5 million people go to work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the U.S. each day. On the job, these construction workers face a wide range of occupational safety hazards. Their heavy equipment and job site conditions can create dangerous situations that require careful navigation. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the fatal injury rate […]Continue Reading
Injuries That Are Common for Female Workers
Women face some unique challenges in the workplace despite incurring fewer workplace fatalities overall. In 2015, 344 women in the United States suffered fatal injuries in the workplace, compared to 4,492 men. They also faced lower risks of fatal falls and fatal contact with equipment. The most common work injuries for women include: Transportation injuries: For both men […]Continue Reading
Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
In Pennsylvania, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation if you’re an employee and have been injured at work. It doesn’t matter whether you work for a non-profit, large corporation or small business — either way, you’re entitled to workers’ comp. What Are the Requirements for Workers’ Compensation Eligibility? To be eligible for PA workers’ compensation, you […]Continue Reading
Common Workplace Injuries and How to Prevent Them
In 2016, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation had 159,170 work-related illness and injury cases reported, representing a 7,000-case decline from the year before. Work-related fatalities, however, were 77 in 2016, an increase of 12 compared to 2015. The two industries with the most injuries in 2016 were Trade, Transportation and Utilities (26% of all […]Continue Reading