As Diabetes Cases Grow, So Can Workers’ Comp Costs
As more and more Americans are living with diabetes, workers’ comp programs have begun to feel the effects.
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On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

As more and more Americans are living with diabetes, workers’ comp programs have begun to feel the effects. Often, healthcare costs and recuperation times increase if a worker doesn’t have their diabetes under control. Almost half of America The Journal of American Medical Association released a study in 2015 that found almost 50 percent of American […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, June 13, 2014.

Heavy equipment, tools and elevated places are not the only hazards present on a construction site. Even cement, brink and materials being used by the construction workers and contractors may put a worker’s life on the line. While a worker may sometimes survive a serious accident in the workplace, the injuries he or she may […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

Pennsylvania workers, especially those who work in high-risk industries such as construction, understand that almost all jobs pose various workplace hazards that can cause accidents. Each state has its own workers’ compensation laws that allow employees who have suffered injuries on the job to file claims to compensate for their losses. Employees should note that a workers’ […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, May 2, 2014.

Most workers who operate machinery or work with hazardous equipment or materials know that a workplace accident can happen at almost any time. For that reason, most workers and employers in Pennsylvania keep safety as their number one concern every day on the job. Still, work-related accidents happen even in the safest industries. When they […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Thursday, March 20, 2014.

The purpose of workers compensation in any state, including Pennsylvania, is to provide benefits to workers who sustain injuries in the performance of their work duties. Workers’ comp typically covers medical expenses and lost wages, allowing workers to recover without financial worries so they can rejoin the workforce. Recently, a gas explosion and subsequent fire in […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Thursday, January 30, 2014.

Fresh produce and processed products from Knouse Foods have graced the tables of many households in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The cooperative has also employed many local residents. However, the company may now be under fire after a workplace accident at one of its plants sent 11 people to local hospitals. According to officials, a fire ignited in a […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, January 3, 2014.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling for people who develop illnesses caused by something in their workplace environments. Some diseases aren’t immediately apparent but take years or even decades to manifest. In this case, the disease in question was mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, but the ruling presumably […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

It was inevitable that Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system would eventually go electronic, but no one was expecting the substantial delays being created at the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, at least 500 new workers’ comp claims are still awaiting assignments to judges since the bureau’s new paperless system went online on Sept. 9. […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

Though a Pennsylvania worker was using the machine at work for personal use, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board nevertheless affirmed the worker had a valid claim to receive injury benefits. It was ruled that what is called an inconsequential or innocent departure from workplace routine should not be used as an excuse to deprive that worker […]