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Study: Many injured workers don't return to work

The Workers Compensation Research Institute recently released the results of a multiyear study on how many injured workers are able to return to work. The WCRI interviewed injured workers in six states in 2016 and nine states, including Pennsylvania, from 2013 to 2015.

Who makes the decision on if I'm disabled?

When applying for Social Security disability, who makes the decision as to whether or not you are disabled? After you apply for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will determine if you meet the minimum requirements to receive disability benefits. In other words, they will examine whether you have worked long enough to qualify for disability. They will also look at your current work activities.

Strains, sprains, stress and other injuries in the workplace

Injuries and illnesses are something everyone faces at one point or another, but some people are more likely to get sick than others. For instance, if you work in a high-stress environment, it's possible you could fall ill more easily from stress, anxiety, depression or other illnesses related to your work.

With the holiday season comes an elevated risk of work injuries

If you earn your living in the manufacturing, warehousing or retail sector, chances are very good that the last few weeks have been incredibly hectic as the holiday season means orders must be filled, loads must be moved and shelves must be stocked in order to keep up with customer demand.

What type of care helps when you suffer an amputation?

One of the most traumatic injuries you can suffer on the job in Pennsylvania is an amputation. Even a partial amputation could mean that the body part has to be removed. You could have to deal with extreme pain and anguish, blood loss, shock, infection and many other complications.

Ashley Furniture hit with $431,000 by federal safety agency

Ashley Furniture's Pennsylvania facilities will undergo inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after the federal safety agency levied proposed fines of $431,000 against the furniture manufacturer. The fines were due to safety violations that occurred in Wisconsin at one of the company's factories.

Spinal cord trauma due to workplace injuries

Pennsylvania workers employed in hazardous industrial jobs often face numerous safety risks on a daily basis. Some examples of serious industrial accidents include falling from high elevations, workplace explosions and being injured by defective heavy equipment. Employees who experience these types of accidents often suffer with long-lasting injuries in the aftermath of the initial accident. Injuries to the spinal cord is one such example and will likely cause monumental changes to the victim's quality of life.

Health care leads to more workplace injuries than construction

Health care workers in Pennsylvania face a significantly elevated risk of workplace injuries and illnesses when compared to other professionals. Too many health care organizations fail to understand these risks, allowing their employees to suffer workers' injuries from lifting, needle sticks and a variety of other causes. These employers need a wake-up call to prevent ongoing workplace injuries at their hospitals, clinics and home-care facilities.

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