Rotator Cuff Injuries in Pennsylvania: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Rotator cuff injuries are some of the most common injuries I have seen in my Pennsylvania Workers Compensation practice.  That is not all that surprising given the growth in the warehousing and distribution center sector. The rotator cuff is made of muscles and tendons in your shoulder.  They are critical for use of and movement of your shoulder.  That is […]

While Pennsylvania Workers Comp rates improve, work injuries remain

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania Workers Compensation rates improved, yet again.  Pennsylvania fell from 17th in down to 26th in workers compensation insurance costs for businesses.  That is a pretty big jump and shows that Pennsylvania is more attractive to business and has a friendly business environment.  In fact, check out how many insurance carriers offer workers compensation coverage […]

Happy Labor Day Pennsylvania!

One thing I have learned through my years of dedicating my practice to representing injured workers is the fact we have a strong labor work ethic in Pennsylvania.  I see it everyday. The misnomer out there is that injured workers want to just sit on workers compensation benefits.  That is just not accurate.  Many injured workers that I represent want […]

It’s Labor Rights Week in Pennsylvania and across the Nation

From August 29 to September 4, 2016, the nation celebrates Labor Rights Week.  Specifically, During Labor Rights Week, we remind ALL those that work in the United States of their right to: A safe and healthy workplace free of obvious hazards Fair wages — including overtime pay and the federal minimum wage Say something to your employer about unsafe conditions […]

Now representing Federal Employees in Federal Workers Compensation

Attorney Mark A. Buterbaugh, who currently manages and handles all of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation cases, has begun representing injured Federal Government employees, in Federal Workers Compensation. Attorney Buterbaugh will work aggressively to fight for and protect benefits that Federal employees are entitled to under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA). Currently, there are only limited amount of attorneys who […]

The Six Common Warehouse Work Injuries We See

South Central Pennsylvania is one of the fastest booming areas in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, especially in warehouses.  In fact, several of the counties that we serve are listed among the Top 15 in Pennsylvania for population growth from 2010 to 2014.  Those counties are:  Cumberland (1st), Lancaster (4th), Franklin (6th), and Dauphin (15th).  That leads to jobs, but also […]

OSHA reports on first year of injury reporting

The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) has reported on its first year of the severe work injury reporting program.  All Employers throughout the country are required now to report severe work place injuries.  Specifically,  Now, under a requirement that took effect Jan. 1, 2015, employers must report to OSHA within 24 hours any work-related amputation, in-patient hospitalization, or loss […]

Attorney Buterbaugh discuss work injuries on WHTM ABC 27

Attorney Mark Buterbaugh made a live appearance on WHTM ABC 27 noon-time news show, Good Day PA.  Attorney Buterbaugh discussed some very basics with regarding to workers compensation.

OSHA to crack down on Hospitals and Nursing Homes on work injuries

When you think of back and arm injuries at work, your first thought is probably heavy industry, foundries, or warehouse/distribution centers being the main source.  The real facts though show health care employees at hospitals and nursing homes as the number one source for work related back and arm injuries.  The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to do […]

Warehouse growth in Franklin and Cumberland County is a blessing and a curse

The Greencastle, Chambersburg, Shippensburg, and Carlisle areas have been booming with large warehouse development.  The growth is obviously related to Interstate 81, a  corridor that has become truck heavy in carrying good both north and south.  The good part of the warehousing boom is — the jobs.  The bad part of the warehousing boom — the jobs. The warehousing boom […]