What can Workers Do about a Job-Related Back Injury?

Workplace back injuries are more common than any other type of on-the-job injury. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 38.5 percent of the musculoskeletal workplace injuries impact the back. This is a significant threat, so you should understand how to protect yourself if you suffer a back injury at work. What Steps[…] Read More

How has the Pandemic Affected Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation is insurance coverage that most employers are required to carry. This insurance provides missed income and medical bill reimbursement coverage for workers who get injured on the job. When thinking of workplace injuries, most people assume construction and other hazardous work is the only type of work that would qualify for Workers’ Compensation.[…] Read More

What are Some Injuries Sustained by Teachers?

Teachers serve as role models to children, providing them with education, guidance, and dedication. They deserve to be respected by students, parents, staff members, and administrators, but are sometimes targeted for violence and personal injury. Physical and emotional harm are only part of the picture because unhealthy working environments in schools can cause serious illnesses.[…] Read More

What is the Coming and Going Rule in Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault insurance system designed to protect employees who become injured or ill in the workplace. Workers’ Compensation is funded by employers who are participating in the program. In Delaware and other states, the majority of employers are required to have Workers’ Compensation insurance. Workers’ Compensation benefits include payments to cover costs[…] Read More

Is Working from Home Causing Neck and Back Pain?

As working from home has become more normalized due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a new health issue is being reported to medical care providers. Hours spent in front of a computer can lead to pain in the neck and back. The American Chiropractic Association reports that approximately 80 percent of people will have back[…] Read More

What Should I Do if My Workers’ Compensation Benefits are Delayed?

Many injured or sick workers may not receive Workers’ Compensation within a reasonable amount of time. There could be several reasons for the delay, and not receiving those payments can be particularly stressful, especially for an injured employee who is disabled. In Delaware, companies who have one or more employees must carry Workers’ Compensation insurance,[…] Read More

Why Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

It is not always necessary to seek legal counsel for a Workers’ Compensation claim. Unlike personal injury claimants, injured employees do not need to prove fault in order to obtain compensation for their workplace injuries. Some injured workers can file a claim on their own, depending on the circumstances. However, most employees would benefit from[…] Read More

What Should I Know About Workplace Burn Injuries?

Serious burn injuries can happen anywhere, including workplaces. Many burn victims are treated in emergency departments every year in the United States. A burn injury occurs when an outer force, such as heat, steam, chemicals, or radiation, damages the skin or underlying tissues, bones, and organs. Certain employees are at a higher risk for burn[…] Read More

How can I Prevent a Back Injury at Work?

More than one million back injuries occur throughout the United States each year. Musculoskeletal conditions cause significant pain and disabilities for workers and cost employers large amounts of money because of lost productivity and Workers’ Compensation payouts. Men and women from the factory floor to the corporate office can benefit from learning simple ways to[…] Read More

Bethany Beach Industrial Accident Kills Two Workers

Two workers were killed in a construction site accident while attempting to install antennas onto a water tower near Bethany Beach on November 2, 2020. The two men have been identified as 23-year-old Jovan Maldonado and 22-year-old Bryan Maldonado Andino. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The workers were in a Z135 Man Lift[…] Read More