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Changing careers due to a work injury

If you sustained an injury at work, a wide variety of challenges may be on the table. On the one hand, you could be going through physical pain or financial problems stemming from lost wages. Moreover, you could be struggling due to medical costs or other hardships associated with your accident. Our firm understands that some work-related injuries are so serious, injured workers are not able to recover enough to be able to return to their previous position. In some cases, they may never be able to work in a particular field again.

Risk factors and symptoms of mesothelioma

Workers in Pennsylvania who work around asbestos need to be aware of mesothelioma, which is a common side effect of working in those conditions. A form of cancer, mesothelioma affects the layer of tissue that covers internal organs, and it is aggressive and often deadly.

Addressing a repetitive stress injury

Many workers recognize the inherent risks associated with certain fields, such as construction and mining. From falls to dangerous machinery, those employed in these lines of work certainly do face many risks on the job. However, even those with seemingly low-risk occupations, such as office workers, may be hurt in the workplace. Our law firm is aware of the consequences associated with repetitive stress injuries for those who work in various fields. In Allegheny, and across the whole state of Pennsylvania, these injuries can make life incredibly difficult.

Be aware of the heat if your job is outdoors

In a ten year study completed by the CDC, it was reported that there were more than 7,200 deaths due to exposure to high levels of heat and humidity.  That is more than 650 deaths each year due to heat related issues.   When the body is exposed to high levels of humidity, it becomes harder to sweat which is the way the body works to cool down the body's core temperature.  Heat related conditions that can result in severe injury or death include:

A closer look at the importance of workers' compensation

For a majority of the people in Pennsylvania's workforce, the practice of going to work each day is an imperative decision to make a living and acquire adequate financial support. However, many of these workers face unique challenges associated with their profession that can sometimes put their lives in jeopardy. This is where workers' compensation insurance comes into play.

EMPLOYERS CAN BE LIABLE FOR TICK BITES

In an artical posted by the Pitsburgh Post-Gazette www.post-gazette.com, July 11, 2017, experts predict the number of tick bites will have a significant surge in 2017, meaning more people will be at risk for contracting tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease.

Workers' compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome

With the rise of technology in the workplace and everyday lives, there has been an increase in the number of cases of carpel tunnel syndrome.  Carpal tunnel can not only be painful but can often lead to difficulty in going about everyday activities or work related job functions.

RULING ON WORKERS' COMP OPENS UP BENEFITS TO INJURED WORKERS IN PENNSYLVANIA

In an article posted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette www.post-gazette.com, thousands of injured workers statewide could receive more benefits after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a key part of the workers' compensation law.

Understanding the role of workers' compensation

Going to work, earning a living and performing job-related tasks is an integral part of life for many Pennsylvanians each day. However, with the reward of receiving compensation and realizing career successes, many workers also face inherent risks that are simply part of the job. Workers' compensation is put into place to protect employees from potential injuries they may receive in job-related accidents.

What is workers' compensation?

Pennsylvania's workers' compensation system is set up to make sure that if you suffer a job-related injury or illness, you are not left without an income and means to pay for medical care. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry explains that the money for this comes from benefits paid by the insurance carrier who provides your employer's workers' compensation policy.

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