Every employer in the state of Delaware with one or more employees must carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. This insurance provides benefits to employees who become ill or injured because of their employment. The illness or injury must be directly related to the performance of the job. Statistics reveal that nearly three million employees nationwide were[…] Read More
Category: Workplace Injuries
What are Injuries Sustained by Haunted House Workers?
When you think of a dangerous job, you might picture a construction worker or a tractor trailer driver. Although it is true that these and other occupations can be hazardous to one’s health, it might be surprising to find out that haunted house workers also get injured on the job. It may also be surprising[…] 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
Amazon’s High Rate of Warehouse Worker Injuries
Amazon’s massive growth has also created thousands of jobs in it’s warehouses in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Nationwide, the retail delivery giant added 500,000 workers in 2020 and sales soared to $386.1 billion. As of last year, Amazon employed 25,000 full- and part-time jobs in Pennsylvania; 49,000 in New Jersey; and 4,500 in Delaware,[…] 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
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
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
Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation If a Gas Leak Caused My Injuries?
When it is safely used and stored, natural gas does not pose a risk to people; however, a gas leak is a serious threat. Natural gas is highly flammable; the smallest spark or flame that comes in contact with it can cause an explosion or fire. Besides fire, exposure to toxic natural gas fumes can[…] Read More
Are Construction Workers Frequently Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?
Construction workers face a host of job-related risks, such as burn injuries, electrocutions, slip and falls, and heavy machinery accidents. While the work they perform is vital, it is also quite dangerous. In fact, in 2018, one in five private sector deaths occurred in the construction industry. Many hazards construction workers encounter is not always[…] Read More