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Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

Those tired, sluggish feelings experienced when bodies adjust to daylight saving time also comes with increases in two things: motor vehicle accidents and workplace injuries. University of Colorado at Boulder researchers studied the period after daylight saving over a 10 year span and found that there is a 6.3% increase in fatal crashes in the week following Read More

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Court Ruling Allows Intoxicated Mechanic to Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The New Jersey appellate court recently upheld a judge’s decision allowing an injured mechanic to receive workers’ compensation benefits despite the fact that he was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The employee’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal level of intoxication when a heavy lift fell on him. Generally, if Read More

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Compensation for Work-Related Injury, Illness, Disability or Death

Employees who suffer from a work related injury, illness, disability or death are entitled to compensation from their employer under the Workers’ Compensation Act (“WCA”). Typically, these benefits include payments for lost wages and medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury. The test for what constitutes a work-related injury in Pennsylvania is more Read More

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Sleep Deprivation and Workplace Injuries

Sleep deprivation is a major cause of workplace injuries. Studies have shown that sleep-deprived workers are 70% more likely to be involved in a work accident. Lack of sleep slows reaction time and decreases attention, alertness and motivation. Shift workers (workers who provide services 24/7) are more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation because of Read More

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International Workers’ Memorial Day

April 28, 2016 is International Workers’ Memorial Day, a day to honor the workers around the world who have died or suffered injuries on the job. Established in 1970 by the AFL-CIO, the goal is to raise awareness of the many health and safety issues that workers face around the globe and to promote campaigns Read More

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