Lehigh County Workers' Compensation Law Blog

Feds say more monitoring needed by natural gas stations

The Department of Environmental Protection announced on April 27 that they will step up air-quality monitoring near natural gas compressor stations. One site in Susquehanna County found levels of PM2.5, which is a particulate matter that could be harmful to those who are exposed to it long-term.

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Here’s how you can spot a drunk driver

As you make your way down the road, you understand the importance of paying attention to other drivers. While most people will do whatever it takes to remain safe, this isn't the case with everyone. For example, there are times when people drink and drive, thus increasing the chance of causing a

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What are some safety tips for construction workers?

Few jobs have as many hazards as construction. Workers only want to do the job and return home safely. Safety measures should be in place on every construction job. When an accident occurs involving injuries, not only do the injured workers pay, but the job site may be shut down and completion o

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Do all truckers know how to drive in high wind?

When the wind picks up, every driver on the road needs to pay close attention to how this alters driving conditions. Driving in high wind is easier said than done, especially for truckers. The higher the vehicle the more difficult it is to control when winds pick up. Adding to the challenge is t

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Common questions related to construction injuries

If you work in the construction industry, you are well aware of the dangers that surround you on a daily basis. Even if you take the necessary steps in remaining safe, this is not always as easy as it sounds. You know one thing to be true: It is possible that you could be injured in a constru

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You should understand these things about truck accidents

As you know, sharing the road with trucks is something you have to do. It doesn't matter where you are traveling, you know that commercial trucks are everywhere. While there is nothing wrong with this if everyone shares the road, you are aware that this is not something all drivers do. Here a

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How can you prevent construction accidents this summer?

As the weather warms up, construction crews of all types begin to take on more projects. And of course, when this happens, the likelihood of an accident is much greater. Nobody knows for sure why construction accidents increase during the summer months, but some of the potential culprits incl

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2 injuried in accident, citations issued to 2 drivers

When an accident occurs and both drivers are cited, who is determined to be at fault? For example, is the person who was driving without a license at fault for simply being on the road in the first place or is the person who allegedly committed a lane violation at fault? That will be up to th

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Stress can result in a workers’ compensation claim

Do you find yourself stressed at work? If so, you are in the same position as millions of other Americans. It may not be typical, but there are times when stress can result in a workers' compensation claim. This doesn't mean you can make a claim just because you are stressed. Instead, you need to

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