The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has initiated a campaign to prevent falls on construction sites. Included in its plan are steps employers should take to ensure their workers are properly protected on the job site. Those steps include:
The Law Firm of Krasno, Krasno and Onwudinjo is very proud to announce that The Honorable Geoffrey Dlin (ret.) has joined us as senior Workers' Compensation attorney. Mr. Dlin served as a Workers' Compensation Judge for more than 15 years in Lehigh and Berks counties. As a judge, he presided over and decided more than 10,000 workers' compensation cases. His caseload included fatalities, toxic exposures, orthopedic injuries, amputations, eye trauma, cardiac arrests, and thermal/chemical burns. In addition to managing his docket, Judge Dlin developed a state-wide mediation practice and was responsible for settling thousands of Workers' Compensation matters, including related personal injury cases. Before joining the Bench, Mr. Dlin had years of experience representing people injured at work and in a variety of personal injury matters. He has also had the valuable experience of representing insurers, self insured and third party administrators in Workers' Compensation and personal injury cases. Mr. Dlin has taught Continuing Legal Education courses to lawyers and judges for both the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the PA Bar Association. He has also lectured on Workers' Compensation topics to insurance companies, law firms, and other private organizations. For more than a decade, he provided the judicial perspective as a guest expert on the television show, American Law Journal.
Employees have a right to expect that their employers will provide a safe and healthful work environment. Unfortunately, employers do not always live up to those expectations. In those cases, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration must step in to ensure workers are protected from hazardous situations.
A complaint on behalf of over 2,000 ex-NFL players was filed against the NFL in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania last week. The complaint alleges that the NFL, "deliberately and fraudulently concealed from its players the link between football-related head impacts and long-term neurological injuries."
Workers' compensation insurance is meant to provide wage loss and medical benefits to those injured during the course of their employment. When those benefits are not paid by workers' comp insurance, though, the costs are absorbed by others, including by the injured workers themselves.