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February 2015 Archives

Tree trimmer dies in workplace accident

According to a local news outlet, a tree trimmer was killed after falling from a bucket truck near Greensburg Pike, on Hawthorne Drive, in Versailles. The trimmer was employed by a tree service. The workplace accident will be investigated by local police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA investigates wrongful death of man killed in trucking accident

Whenever an accident happens in the workplace, and the accident results in an injury or death, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is called in to investigate the accident. OSHA is an independent agency that operates on both the state and federal level, and works to keep workplaces safe for workers.

GE mechanic files suit of work-related shoulder injury

Individuals who live and work in the Pittsburgh or Allegheny areas of Pennsylvania understand that accidents can occur on the job. While work-related injuries are reduced by careful planning, common sense and safety training, incidents still occur. When an accident or injury is the fault of another party or caused by the negligence or carelessness of others, the injured person may have a basis for a workers' compensation or personal injury claim.

Washington PA Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury

We handle Washington PA Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury cases and all of Western Pennsylvania. We recognize that no amount of money can compensate you or your loved ones for the traumatic life changing injuries you and your family goes through after a work injury or personal injury. However, we will work hard for you to obtain the full and fair compensation to help take some of the financial stress out of your life so you can recover and move on with your life.

Work Injury, Concussion, Dr. Kasdan IME vs. UPMC Concussion Clinic

Have you suffered a Work Injury Concussion? Has your employers' Workers' Compensation Insurance Carrier sent you for an exam of a doctor of their choosing sometimes known as an IME (Independent Medical Exam)? Is the IME physician Dr. Kasdan, Dr. Talbot, Dr. Delaney or Dr. Cosgrove or someone else hired by the work comp insurance company or their attorney? Are you suffering from a concussion, post concussion syndrome or it's effects and are treating at a concussion clinic or with a concussion specialist such as the ones at the UPMC Concussion Program?  If so you may find yourself in a situation defending your work injuries.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court makes ruling about workers' compensation

For the past several years, a case related to worker's compensation law has been making its way up the Pennsylvania court ladder. At the center of the case is a decision about whether workers can bring lawsuits against employers for latent occupational diseases. The decision of the state Supreme Court in November impacted two cases, which were consolidated into one appeal.

Worker wins workers' compensation appeal against casino

Workers' compensation is in place to help employees who are injured while on the job. Whether it's an accident with machinery, a slip and fall or some other incident, workers' compensation can cover medical bills, lost wages and any therapy that might be needed for the worker to make as full a recovery as possible.

Pennsylvania worker hit by vehicle and killed on the job

The dangers that road workers face each day became apparent on Feb. 11 when a flagger was struck by a car and killed. On that morning the victim, who was 52 years old, was assigned to flag traffic. Reports suggest that she was trying to help move a truck pulling a module home was travelling through the area.

Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits

Have you or someone you know suffered a work injury? What are the types of Workers' Compensation Benefits? Most people are vaguely aware that if they get hurt on the job their employer or their employer's workers' compensation insurance company may be responsible for something but aren't exactly sure what that is. Continuing reading to find out.

Violations indicated in workplace accident at plant

Manufacturing plants, whether large- or small-scale, must take all safety precautions possible to prevent workplace accidents. It's in the best interests of Pennsylvania companies and workers to maintain these high standards of protection for legal and ethical reasons. More importantly, common sense dictates that long-term success relies in minimal workplace accidents, among other things.

Workers' compensation and power tools

While Pennsylvania workers are well aware of job injuries from construction equipment and exposure to hazardous materials, many are not cognizant of the dangers of exposure to vibrations. Vibrations from work equipment can be dangerous and lead to a variety of medical conditions because they disrupt the body's ability to send oxygen and nutrients to cells. When cells are deprived of oxygen, tissues, including nerve endings, can be damaged or even die.

Workers' compensation in Allegheny, Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette, Butler, and Beaver Counties

Work related injuries happen anywhere anytime. Typically cases are heard in the county where the injured worker lives. At Dugan & Associates our attorneys travel to you and your county to represent you and have successfully represented injured workers in these counties and surrounding counties throughout Pennsylvania.

OSHA fines Pennsylvania company for repeat and new violations

Businesses have an obligation to create a safe working environment for their employees. When a business fails to do so, it can be cited for these violations and fined. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the agency that oversees businesses' safe working practices and investigates workplace accidents, recently levied fines on a Philadelphia company that totaled over $75,000. 

Wrongful death at excavation sites

Pennsylvania workers who are involved in trenching and excavation projects are at a serious risk of being killed in a cave-in. When workers enter a trench that is not protected, the walls could collapse without warning. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, one cubic yard of dirt weighs over 3,000 pounds and is enough to kill a worker. Smaller amounts of dirt can also lead to serious injuries.

Addressing the issue of safety at the home office

While it can be advantageous for many Pennsylvania residents to work from home, potential problems could arise when it comes to being injured on the job. However, with the introduction of a program in 1990 called telework, employers across the country who participate can be reassured that their work-at-home employees are kept safe.

Work injury at the home office

While it can be advantageous for many Pennsylvania residents to work from home, potential problems could arise when it comes to being injured on the job. However, with the introduction of a program in 1990 called telework, employers across the country who participate can be reassured that their work-at-home employees are kept safe.

Were you forced back to work too soon after an injury

Have you suffered a Work Injury and now you feel like you are being forced back to work too soon? What can you do? What are your options? Keep reading below for insight and/or Contact the experienced workers' compensation attorneys at Dugan & Associates, Lawyers Representing Injured People.

Motor vehicle accidents in Arnold, PA have residents enraged

A man from Arnold, PA was hurt on Sunday after his brother wrecked his car into a residence. This is Arnold's third such type of accident at the same intersection in the last year. Residents are beginning to speak up about the motor vehicle accidents at the intersection of Murray Avenue and Leishman Avenue, saying that the town should do something and that clearing off the road when it's covered with ice and snow would be a good start.

Man injured in Pittsburgh-area workplace accident

A man was injured when a pipe broke loose and fell on him. The accident happened at a company in Duquesne. Though it was not verified, it has been reported that this was not the first recent incident at the company.

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