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- Workers’ Compensation
In many professions, day-to-day tasks involve some level of risk that could result in injury or illness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that on the job illness and injuries that resulted in time away from work affected approximately 1.2 million individuals in 2015.
- Legal Options after a Work Injury
We would like to think our employers take every necessary precaution to keep us safe at work, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes companies put workers in harm’s way through their negligent actions.
- Do You Qualify for Coverage Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Ask
What all workers should know about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Aviation Accidents
The aviation industry is vast and requires large numbers of workers across a broad range of jobs to keep it running smoothly.
- Woman Who Lost Leg at Work During Momentary Break Can Receive Benefits
In an important decision for Workers’ Compensation law, a ruled that a woman who lost her leg on the job is entitled to benefits, even if she was not performing a job task at the time of her accident.
- Online Harassment of Military Servicewomen
The Pentagon and Congress are facing heat regarding their stance (or lack thereof) toward sexual harassment and cyber bullying in a series of recent scandals in the military.
- Gender Wage Gap
A California federal court has ruled that employers are legally allowed to pay women less for the same work, based on the difference in their previous salaries. The 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling by a lower court, which stated that differences in pay based on prior salaries was discriminatory.
- Expert Witness Explains Confined Space Hazards
Confined spaces are dangerous to many individuals for numerous reasons, but when the individual is trapped and unable to exit the location, he or she may become injured or suffer oxygen deprivation and other complications. Industrial and construction areas are frequently full of hazards that could confine a person in a small space if he or she is not paying attention to his or her surroundings.
- Workplace Litigation Trends and Expert Witnesses
Trends in workplace litigation have been going through increases and decreases based on the year and certain relevant factors. Since changes were implemented in 2016 and 2017, the litigation involving employment has been altered drastically by the United States Supreme Court.
- Exceptions to the "Coming and Going Rule" in Pennsylvania Workers' Comp Claims
For more than 100 years, Pennsylvania workers have been protected by the state statute for Workers’ Compensation. Workers who are injured, disabled, or killed on the job can expect compensation for their medical expenses and lost wages.