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The History of Workers’ Compensation: Halloween Edition

Posted on 31 October 2017

This Halloween, whether “yerr” handing out candy or trick or treating, you may see a lot of people dressed up as pirates. It may come as a surprise that pirates were some of the first people in the world to develop workers’ compensation during the 17th century. Unlike their Hollywood depictions, pirates were organized when it came to having checks and balances in place to maintain a strong governing structure. 1

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8 Important Facts to Know about Scars, Disfigurement, and Workers’ Compensation

Posted on 25 October 2017

Getting injured on the job can have lasting impacts on a worker’s life, and in some cases injuries can lead to permanent disfigurement of the body. In the state of Pennsylvania, the Workers’ Compensation Act states that certain scars and disfigurements caused by a work injury can be eligible for compensation depending location, unsightliness, and permanency. Here’s what you need to know if you have suffered from a work injury that resulted in any kind of scar or disfigurement:

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Pond Lehocky’s Occupational Safety Series: 7 things all commercial fishing workers need to know

Posted on 25 September 2017

Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.1 About 31,000 Americans are employed as fishers and related fishing workers, and they are subjected to hazardous working conditions, strenuous labor, long hours, and harsh weather. 2 Because there are limited seasons for catching particular kinds of fish, boats may go out despite unfavorable weather conditions, placing workers’ safety at risk.3

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Most Common Workplace Injuries, Statistics, and Tips For Accident Prevention

Posted on 20 June 2017

Workplace injuries can take many forms. They can happen by accident or through negligence, but oftentimes, it’s a combination of both. While Pennsylvania is a no-fault state for workers’ compensation, many injuries can be avoided with proper precaution.

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7 Tips for Grilling Safely this Memorial Day Weekend and All Summer Long

Posted on 24 May 2017

On Memorial Day, we honor those who fought and died to protect our country. Close family members and relatives gather together on this national holiday to appreciate the freedom we all can enjoy because of the sacrifices made every day by our armed forces.

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