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Why is Excessive Overtime Dangerous for Workers?

Overtime hours can be optional or mandatory, and the most obvious benefit for workers is that overtime leads to additional pay. This extra money can help pay off debt, allow families to take vacations, and be used for holidays and other expenses. Although companies may have the disadvantage of having to pay workers more, overtime[…] Read More

How Can Health Care Workers Avoid Stress Injuries?

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely swept the nation with no end currently in sight. On top of causing virus-related health issues, the novel Coronavirus has also triggered stress-related injuries within the health care industry. Stress injuries can alter a health care worker’s ability to work and maintain safety. It is imperative that health care workers[…] Read More

Automated Speed Enforcement Implemented in Pennsylvania Work Zones

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike recently announced a new program aimed at reducing the number of accidents in road construction zones. They will be stationing vehicles at specific sites to monitor passing motorists and issuing warnings and fines to drivers who exceed the speed limit by more than 11 miles per[…] Read More

Are Wear and Tear Injuries Compensable?

Most people associate Workers’ Compensation benefits with injuries that arise from workplace accidents. However, there are many injuries that develop gradually from repetitive tasks that produce wear and tear on the body. These wear and tear injuries are also compensable if it can be proven that they were directly related to your occupation. Repetitive Stress[…] Read More

White Collar Workers and Injuries

There is a common assumption that only factory or construction workers need Workers’ Compensation. However, this is not always the case. White collar workers tend to have their own set of injuries that call for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Therefore, it is important for white collar workers to stay informed about how to obtain Workers’ Compensation.[…] Read More

Workers’ Compensation Timeline

Employees that experience workplace injuries or illnesses may qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Workers’ Compensation generally provides for medical care, prescription medications, and equipment that is needed for treatment, and beneficiaries can choose their physicians if they inform their employer within 30 days of the initial treatment. Eligibility and Ineligibility Most Delaware workers are covered[…] Read More