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Workplace Injuries Archives

Ongoing Complications From Hand/Wrist Surgeries

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Ongoing hand or wrist injuries are not uncommon for individuals who work in the construction, manufacturing and healthcare services industries. After you undergo surgery, complications can ensue if it's not treated properly. While some complications are temporary, others can be major and permanent. This means that you may be in the hospital multiple times after your initial surgery to treat these complications which, in turn, will require hefty hospital bills and force you to miss work.

Gov. Wolf Signs Bill Requiring Additional Follow-Up Medical Exams for Seriously Injured Workers

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Employees receiving workers' compensation benefits for serious on-the-job injuries could potentially have to undergo follow-up medical examinations due to a bill signed by Gov. Tom Wolf - House Bill 1840 - which will aim to "correct" parts of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act that were ruled unconstitutional in June 2017.

Ongoing Complications of Back Surgery

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Back pain is not an uncommon ailment, especially for individuals who work in the construction, manufacturing and healthcare service industries. It's also not uncommon to postpone or avoid surgery for back pain, but once your acute back pain becomes chronic and you've exhausted all management and treatment options, surgery may be the best choice for you.

Industry Injuries: Police and Correctional Officers

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As we continue through our industry injury series, the importance of the roles police and correctional officers play in society shouldn't go unnoticed. Both industries place individuals in dangerous situations that pose high risks for getting hurt on the job. If you work in the police or correctional officer field and you sustain an injury, you may have costly medical expenses that leave you unable to return to work. In the event of a tragic death, family members are left behind to face the financial and emotional challenges.

A Look at the Most Common Workplace Hand Injuries

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In terms of workplace injuries, hand, wrist and finger incidents are three of the most common occurrences that can qualify for a workers' compensation case. We use our hands all the time, which leaves them easily susceptible to injuries that leave workers physically disabled and require medical attention. These injuries aren't only relative to one or two specific industries, either. They can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.  

Industry Injuries: Healthcare Services and Education

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It may come as a surprise, but people who work in the education and healthcare service industries are still susceptible to on-the-job injuries. Sure, they might not be at as much of a risk for fatal or non-fatal injuries compared to those sustained by people in construction and manufacturing, but injuries can happen anywhere.

Workplace Accidents: Common Manufacturing Injuries and Illnesses

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Workers in the manufacturing industry are often working in hazardous conditions and handling dangerous equipment that has the potential to cause serious harm. Whether you're a welder, an engineer assembling electrical equipment, a maintenance technician in a steel mill or a woodworker in a lumberyard - you put your life at risk every day to provide financial support for both yourself and your family.

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