Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP
Call For Free Consultation
717-260-3549 Local
877-528-1399 Toll Free
Evenings and Weekends by Appointment
Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum Super Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2015 Litigator Awards  | Ranked Top 1% lawyers Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb

Workers' Compensation Archives

Coal industry allegedly stalls black lung disease benefits

Black lung disease remains a health risk for Pennsylvania coal miners. Statistics from the federal Department of Labor show that black lung disease killed over 70,000 workers from 1970 to May 2013. Historically, the disease has killed more miners than cave-ins and explosions. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 mandates federal benefits for workers with this disease.

Pennsylvania employers required to post worker safety notices

Employers in Pennsylvania are legally obligated by state and federal laws to inform employees about workplace safety and the availability of workers' compensation insurance for injured employees. All workplaces need to have a poster in a visible location that explains the rights and obligations of workers as mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Many eligible workers fail to file for workers' compensation

Pennsylvania workers may be interested to learn that on March 4, the Labor Department released a report charging that the workers' compensation system is inadequate and is a contributing factor in the growing gap between the rich and poor. According to the report, an on-the-job injury affected workers' earnings for years, and over a 10-year period, a worker would earn 15 percent less. This amounts to an average of $31,000.

Dangers of silica exposure in Pennsylvania workplaces

Natural stone countertops are extremely popular, resulting in the employment of many in the associated manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Workers whose regular employment involves working with natural stone have a heightened risk of developing serious health problems through exposure to silica. They should thus take preventative measures in order to reduce the risks.

Pennsylvania road construction flagger hit, killed while working

Law enforcement authorities have reported that a woman who was working as a flagger in Perry County was hit by a car and killed while she was on the job on Feb. 11. Reportedly, the accident occurred near Duncannon.

Telecommuting and workers' compensation

Pennsylvania residents may be unaware that workers' compensation coverage may be available to workers who work a portion or all of their jobs at home. In the event an injury happens while they are completing tasks in the course of their employment, they may be able to pursue a claim from their employers's workers' compensation carriers.

Asbestos-related disease statistics

Although many people in Pennsylvania may have heard of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, they may be unaware of the extent of the problem asbestos poses worldwide. A commonly-used material, the substance is carcinogenic to humans and causes the deaths of 107,000 people worldwide from its effects every year.

About Pennsylvania workers' compensation benefits

The Pennsylvania workers' compensation program is designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who suffer an injury while on the job or who become sick due to their work environment. However, the complexity of the claims process sometimes makes obtaining all of the available benefits a challenge for an injured or ill worker.

What workers' compensation benefits are provided in Pennsylvania?

By law, most Pennsylvania employers must carry workers' compensation in the event any employee incurs a work-related illness or injury. Under the insurance claim, workers may be entitled to receive certain payments based on the severity of their workplace injury or illness.

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.