PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - As the holiday seasons approach, workers in a number of different career fields may face an increased risk of occupational injury. The increase in commercial activity over the holiday season may be a risk factor for employees in the postal service, trucking, and retail fields.

In 2010, the United States Postal Service estimated that it shipped more than 18 billion cards, letters, and packages over the holiday season. This significant increase in volume of delivered goods may place postal workers at risk of injury at work for a number of reasons, including stress, lifting, and repetitive-motion injuries. Inclement weather conditions such as heavy ice and snow increase the likelihood of a slip-and-fall or traffic accident.

Truckers and trucking company employees may also face increased occupational injury risks during the holiday season. Poor weather and elevated traffic levels during this time may intensify the likelihood of traffic accidents.

Employees in the retail field know how hectic the holiday season can be. Retail employees often face increased injury risks over the holidays, particularly during Black Friday and similar sales events. Retail workers often suffer from injuries related to lifting and carrying heavy merchandise, as well as slip-and-fall accidents in busy stores and stockrooms.

Fortunately, those who suffer an occupational injury over the holidays may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits to assist them with medical bills and lost wages. The Philadelphia workers' compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. are prepared to assist all Philadelphia employees who become injured over the holidays take action to obtain the workers' compensation coverage they may be eligible to receive.

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Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. is a workers' compensation law firm based in Pennsylvania which provides assistance to workers injured on the job in Pennsylvania and the surrounding area, with offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York. Contact their offices at 610-667-7511 for more information.