Different jobs have different levels of risk, but every Pennsylvania employee has the right to go into his or her place of work with a reasonable expectation of safety. Even in the riskiest of jobs, there should be appropriate safety standards in place. Minimizing the risk of work accidents and making workers as safe as possible should be a priority for every employer.
Many of the men and women who work in dangerous jobs do not earn significant incomes. In the event that they do experience a work-related injury, they may have a difficult time dealing with the financial losses associated with their medical needs and recovery. Because of their low pay and the risk involved with a more dangerous job, many people are often reluctant to work in these professions.
Some of the jobs that may come with an elevated risk of injury include truck drivers, tractor drivers, electricians, construction equipment operators, iron workers, maintenance personnel and many more. These are jobs that require a significant amount of training, and employers will need to provide appropriate equipment and implement specific safety procedures. While these steps cannot eliminate the risk of injury completely, they can go a long way toward preventing unnecessary incidents.
Work accidents happen for many reasons, but regardless, injured Pennsylvania workers have rights. They are entitled to seek financial support by pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. These benefits can help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and even help a worker get back to work after recovery.