Philadelphia Can You Sue if You’re Burned at Work?
You can file a workers’ comp claim for on-the-job injuries, but can you sue if you’re burned at work? That depends on what caused the burn and whether an outside person or company shares the blame. Can you claim for a burn at work or not can be complicated, factually and legally. If you’ve suffered a severe burn at work and want to learn about your legal rights, contact Wapner Newman. This isn’t something you should...
Philadelphia What Happens After I Reach MMI Under Pennsylvania Law?
If you are currently receiving workers’ compensation, you may wonder "What happens after I reach MMI under Pennsylvania law?" If you have been receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania and your doctor has determined that you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), you are probably worried about how it will affect the disability payments you have been receiving after your injury.  Since r...
Philadelphia Update: Fatigue and Benadryl Might Have Contributed to 2017 SEPTA Crash
It’s been nearly two years since the January 5, 2017, West Philadelphia trolley crash. Many people are still talking about the incident, especially in the wake of new findings about why the collision most likely occurred in the first place. As reported in a September 2018 Philly Voice piece, investigators are considering the role that sleep deprivation, worsened by Benadryl, played in the event that left nearly 50 indiv...
Philadelphia Night Shift Workers Face Many Dangers
Working third shift might seem like an ideal solution for numerous reasons. For instance, parents of young children often find it a worthwhile decision to take night shifts so they can spend time with their sons and daughters during the morning hours. Younger professionals may discover that being willing to work “graveyard” gives them a leg up on other opportunities or pays better than traditional working hours. And ...
Philadelphia The Risk of Power Line Electrocutions for Workers
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration lists electrocution as one of the “Fatal Four” – the four most deadly types of accidents in the construction industry. When OSHA investigates a power line-related electrocution, it usually finds that the accident occurred because of improper safety procedures. OSHA rules are intended to protect workers from dangers like power lines. Leaders of construction crews a...