workplace injury Archives

Taking Action After Sustaining Workplace Injuries

Thousands of people suffer from fatal and nonfatal workplace injuries in the United States each year. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a total of 4,836 fatal work-related injuries recorded in the country in 2015 — the highest total since 2008. While many of these deaths and injuries were accidental, others were entirely preventable […]

Cops and PTSD: A worker’s comp reality

Day in and day out, cops see everything from abused kids and spouses to gunshot wounds and fatal car accidents. They serve and protect, and approach each day at work not knowing what they will see–only knowing that they are determined to take care of the public at large and the many issues we create. A routine traffic stop can turn into a car chase, a shop-lifting call can end in gun-fire. How do you cope with that level of trauma on an everyday basis?

Concussions in the workplace

Brain injuries are serious problems, and they don’t just come from sports. More and more of these injuries are coming from workplace accidents, where construction workers and others who have dangerous jobs are experiencing concussions that can be very damaging to the brain. One of the reasons that more concussions are being reported in the workplace could be due to the number of sports concussions that are being mentioned. New light is being shed on the seriousness of the issue and the warning signs, making everyone-including workers-more aware.

How to work safely in the heat

When it comes to workplace injuries, a lot of people think of cuts, broken bones, and similar kinds of problems. Those can all happen, but one of the biggest workplace injury risks for those who work outside is the heat. This is especially true for people who aren’t used to working in the heat, including outdoor workers in the Philadelphia area who only deal with the heat during the summer season. Some people handle heat better than others, but training to help people recognize when they’re getting overheated and what to do about it is important.