According to the 2017 Annual Report of Workers Compensation and Workplace Safety published by the PA Department of Labor, there were 174,216 cases reported in 2017. There were 159, 170 injuries in 2016. That’s an increase of 15,046. 2017 was the second highest number of reported injuries in the last ten years. Over that time,
May 26, 2016 The owner and operator of a Pittsburgh area warehouse storage systems company sustained significant injuries to his biceps and rotator cuff. The surgical procedure to repair his shoulder injury failed and he was unable to return to work and operate his company. The employer subjected him to two different independent medical examinations
March 9, 2016 A Philadelphia area lab-technician suffered a low back injury after lifting heavy bags at work. The employer subjected to injured worker to independent examinations and was threatening to take action to reduce her wage loss benefits. She contacted Attorney Michael E. Fiffik and her case was resolved with a settlement of $155,000.