Widget Title

Philadelphia Workers' Compensation

If you get hurt on the job, you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys will help you file your claim successfully.

Learn More

Widget Title

Blog

Shedding Light on Skin Cancer During UV Safety Month

07/09/2014 Comments

July is the month that invokes memories of trips to the shore, the feel of increasingly hot temperatures and the traditions for celebrating America’s birthday. It should also bring to mind the smell of sunscreen as July is UV Safety Month.

comment(s) Read the full post

Fourth of July Sparks Safety Concerns

07/02/2014 Comments

The fourth wouldn’t be complete without grills blazing, heaping servings of apple pie and Technicolor fireworks painting the sky, but these fiery holiday traditions can pose a danger to those in the pyrotechnic industry who create the celebratory displays we enjoy.

comment(s) Read the full post

Fourth Annual PTSD Awareness Day Provides Education About Disorder

06/27/2014 Comments

Today, June 27, 2014, marks the fourth annual Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, PTSD is a disorder that results from exposure to a traumatic event and includes symptoms from each of the four clusters: intrusion, avoidance, negative alterations in cognition and mood, and alterations in arousal and reactivity.

comment(s) Read the full post

OSHA Releases Game-Like Safety Training for Business Owners

06/24/2014 Comments

Safety isn’t taken lightly by business owners, but now it’s a game. With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new interactive training game, business owners can explore common safety hazards in manufacturing and construction industries, and learn about ways to reduce them.

comment(s) Read the full post

National Fall Prevention Stand-Down Aims to Lessen Work Injuries

06/05/2014 Comments

Tomorrow is the last day to join in a National Fall Prevention Stand-Down from June 2 -6 to help prevent falls in construction. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), in 2012 about 35 percent of fatalities were caused by falls from elevation. All of which were preventable by ensuring safety standards.

comment(s) Read the full post

Happy Memorial Day Weekend from Pond Lehocky!

05/23/2014 Comments

After a long, snowy winter, Memorial Day Weekend is finally upon us, signifying the unofficial start to the summer. This weekend, we hope that you can break out the barbecues and have some fun in the sun. While we celebrate, let us all take a minute to reflect on what Memorial Day really stands for. On this day, we recognize that because of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country, we are able to enjoy certain liberties and advantages.

comment(s) Read the full post

Good News for American Workers, Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee Will Be Re-established

05/22/2014 Comments

 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez recently announced that the charter of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (“WPAC”) will be re-established.   WPAC advises the Department of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) on ways to ensure the effectiveness, transparency, and protection of whistleblowers.  By continuing to obtain advice from worker advocates, labor experts, attorneys, and workers, WPAC will be able to further improve the regulations governing whistleblowing and the cooperative activities between OSHA and other government agencies. 

comment(s) Read the full post

Social Security Updates Policy on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in New Social Security Ruling

05/01/2014 Comments

Earlier this month, the Social Security Administration released a new Social Security Ruling (“SSR”) updating its evaluation criteria for disability cases involving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (“CFS”).  As the etiology of this debilitating illness is unclear and it is more subjective than some other physical conditions, proving CFS in disability claims was sometimes more difficult than other conditions.  The new ruling, SSR 14-1p, primarily adopts the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) definition of CFS and specifies the medical signs, laboratory findings, and additional criteria for diagnosis.   Additionally, the ruling lays out the documentation required for a disability claim involving CFS, how CFS is considered in the five-step sequential evaluation process every disability claim goes through, and how a person with CFS is found disabled.   

comment(s) Read the full post

118th Boston Marathon Run Today, April 21, 2014

04/18/2014 Comments

On the third Monday in April, Massachusetts and Maine celebrate Patriot’s Day, a holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.  The date is also traditionally the date of the Boston Marathon, causing the holiday to be called “Marathon Monday” by many Bostonians.  

comment(s) Read the full post

Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence

04/16/2014 Comments

Pond Lehocky believes that every worker should know their rights in the workplace and their workers’ compensation protections, should they ever be injured on the job.  However, it is our hope that employers do their best to ensure that every work environment is safe and secure for each of its employees.  

comment(s) Read the full post

Bilingual representatives are here to assist clients who speak English,
Spanish, French, Russian, Fin, Greek, Dutch, Mandarin, and Korean.
TOLL FREE (800) 568-7500 | FAX (215) 568-7550

Por favor, tenga en cuenta:

“Estamos en el proceso de agregar páginas adicionales en español. Por favor revise de nuevo pronto o llámenos gratis al (800-568-7500) para obtener asistencia inmediata."