Monday, September 28, 2009

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Statistics

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor released a report that in 2008, at least six people died on the job in the Central Susquehanna Valley. They were among 240 work-related deaths in Pennsylvania last year, a 9 percent increase over 2007.

In 2008, two truck drivers were killed in highway accidents on Valley roads, as statewide road crashes were the leading cause of 47 work-related deaths.

In March 2008, a construction worker was run over by a forklift at the Monroe Marketplace building site in Hummels Wharf. A Sunbury man was crushed between two tractor-trailers at Reinhart Food Service in Coal Township.

An accident killed a man when 10,000 tons of concrete fell on him. A man was killed in a mine collapse at Harmony mine.

OSHA investigates work related accidents except municipalities and public employees, however, if statistics were to include deaths of government workers, such as highway workers, the number of work related deaths would have exceeded 240 in Pennsylvania.

Second to work-related highway deaths were more than 20 falls to a lower level, being struck by an object or equipment, and homicides.

Other frequent events leading to workplace deaths were being caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, pedestrian incidents, contact with electric current, self-inflicted injuries, and non-highway incidents.

Two industry sectors made up one-third of the workplace fatalities—construction and warehousing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tenacious like a bulldog-Philadelphia workers compensation lawyer

If you're in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania and facing critical workers compensation issues right now -- what can you do?

Pick up the phone and call Larry Levin, Esquire.

Or ask a family member to call Larry Levin.

Larry Levin is not just any Philadelphia workers compensation lawyer.

Larry Levin has a big advantage because he used to work for an insurance company so he has the inside scoop how sneaky they operate and how they want you back to work at no cost and how they are going to give you as little money and benefits as possible.

You deserve better.

You deserve Larry Levin. He's as tenacious as a bulldog when it comes to fighting for workers compensation benefits for you -- his clients.