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Workers' Compensation Archives

Injured On The Job As An Independent Contractor? You Deserve Benefits.

According to Pennsylvania labor law standards, independent contractors are not entitled to employee benefits, which may include worker's compensation. But if you are injured on the job while working as an independent contractor, there's a chance that your employment is misclassified and you should be listed as an employee with all of the rights and benefits involved.

Injured while driving a company vehicle? You likely have a workers' comp claim.

Whether you drive a delivery van, are frequently on the road making sales calls, operate a taxi, drive a large commercial vehicle or are otherwise behind the wheel due to the demands of your job, you need to be aware of your options should you be involved in a motor vehicle accident while driving in the course of employment.

The types of injuries to which workers' comp applies

Workers need to know what types of injuries may be covered by workers' compensation so that they know when to seek this compensation and what they may be responsible for on their own. Generally speaking, workers' comp may cover the following:

How dangerous is popcorn lung disease?

It is hard to believe something as delicious as popcorn can pose hazards to a person's health, but sadly, it is true. Workers employed in industrial settings in which flavored microwave popcorn is manufactured can suffer from serious health conditions. These illnesses occur by inhaling the chemicals used to make these types of food products and is widely known as popcorn lung disease or illness.

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