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Avoid spending the holidays in the hospital due to work injuries

A significant portion of the Western Pennsylvania workforce is part of the fulfillment center industry. If you are one of the many workers who will soon face the frantic peak season, you might recognize the need for learning about potential injury hazards. Only then can you work on your own precautionary measures to stay safe.

Are you suffering the consequences of asbestos exposure?

Safety hazards exist in every industry, and the only way you can protect yourself from harm is to be fully aware of the risks of your job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that each employer must inform employees about the safety hazards they will face and the safety precautions to avoid injuries or illness. However, some workplaces pose dangers that could only become evident years after exposure.

People may receive workers' compensation for hearing loss


When people in Pennsylvania think about injuries occurring at work they may begin thinking about broken bones, sprains, pulled muscles and other injuries along those lines. However, there are many other types of injuries that people can suffer in the workplace. Some of these injuries are also something that occur over time and do not necessarily occur due to one single accident. Exposure to certain chemicals over time can cause diseases and exposure to loud sounds can lead to hearing loss.

When is an employee eligible to workers' compensation benefits?


There is really only one way people in Pennsylvania are able to pay for their monthly expenses and that is with money. In order to obtain the money needed to pay for these things most people need to have a job and earn an income. There are many different types of jobs that people have and many different ways to earn that income, but people need their jobs. However, in order to be able to work their jobs and earn their paychecks, they must be healthy.

Occupations that result in the most workplace injuries


There is a chance that people can suffer injuries or develop illnesses no matter what type of job they have. These injuries and illnesses can be very devastating for the victim and their families. Some result in significant medical bills and force the employees to miss work as well, which means they will lose income as well.

Am I safe at work?

Employees in Pennsylvania go to work every day with the expectation that they will safely make it home again after the workday ends. Workplace accidents and injuries are an unfortunate reality, but you are not on your own when it comes to protecting yourself and your future after an injury.

Weekly payouts for workers' compensation in Pennsylvania


Each type of job in Pennsylvania has its own set of demands and job requirements. Some jobs require long periods of sitting down in front of a computer and are relatively safe. However, there are many other types of jobs that require significant physical demands and the use of heavy machinery. Others require exposure to various toxic chemicals or hazardous materials. These types of jobs have more inherent risks involved and more workers are injured while working.

Process for filing a workers' compensation claim


There are many different ways that people are injured on-the-job in Pennsylvania. One thing that is consistent, though, is that these injuries can be very costly. Many injuries require medical treatment and force people to miss time at work. In certain situations the person will have to cover these expenses themselves, but depending on the circumstances, the person who caused the injury may have to compensate the victim.

Helping people injured on the job pursue the proper compensation


People in Pennsylvania work many different types of jobs. Some are safer than others, but people can be hurt in almost any type of job setting. Some of the injuries are minor and do not have a big effect on a person's life. However, others can require significant medical care and force the person to miss work and lose income as a result. This can be very devastating for the injured worker as well as their family, especially if the injured worker earns a significant portion of the family's income.

Two companies fined due to OSHA violations


When people in Pennsylvania go to work each day, their focus is usually on the day's tasks and to ensure they do their job correctly. They usually do not think that they will be hurt. However, this can happen from time to time. That is why there are so many safety regulations that companies must follow to help ensure the safety of their employees. These safety regulations are governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA ensures that companies follow these regulations and punishes employers that do not.

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