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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.

The most common reasons for workers' compensation claims

Accidents can occur in many different types of situations in Pennsylvania and could be caused by a number of different problems. Some are the kind that are commonly described as freak accidents, and it is almost impossible to take measures to prevent these from occurring. However, many other types of accidents could be prevented with the proper safety equipment or procedures being in place. That is why the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has so many safety requirements for companies.

Time limits for filing a workers' compensation claim

There are many ways in which a person in Pittsburgh can be injured. It could be in a car accident, while shopping, walking through a parking lot and in many other situations. In many of these types of situations the injury may have been caused due to the negligence of another person or entity, and the victim may want to pursue compensation. This is also true if a person is injured at work. People who are injured while working may want to seek workers' compensation benefits.

How to appeal a workers' compensation decision

There are many different ways that people in Pennsylvania are injured. There are also many different locations where these injuries occur. It could be at home, at a store, in a car accident, at work and other locations. However, no matter how the injury occurred, if it prevents a person from working and forces them to incur medical bills, it can create a very difficult situation for the person financially.

What happens if a company does not have workers' comp insurance?

People are injured every day in Pennsylvania. Sometimes these injuries are purely the fault of the injured person, but many other times it is the fault of another individual or entity. The injured person generally will only be able to receive compensation for their injuries if it was the fault of the other another person. However, there is one area of life when a person may be able to receive compensation no matter who caused the accident. This area of life is while the person is at work.

Can you receive workers' compensation for partial disabilities?

People may not really like their jobs all the time, but most people still need to keep going in order to earn income to support their families. If they are unable to pay bills and other monthly expenses it can be difficult for them and their family. That is why many companies in Pennsylvania are required to pay workers' compensation benefits to workers who are injured on the job.

People with workplace disease may receive workers' compensation

It is important for people to be able to provide for themselves and their families. In order to do this people need have income to make sure they can pay for homes, food and clothing among other costs. Most people need jobs in order to earn this income. So, it is important that they stay healthy so they can continue to work and be able to provide for their families. That is also why if people suffer injuries or become sick at work, they may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits so they can continue to provide if they are unable to work.

Can one choose any medical provider for workers' compensation?

People in Pennsylvania have many different types of jobs. Some have more inherent dangers than others, but accidents and injuries can occur at any type of job. Sometimes these injuries can be very serious as well and the worker may be forced to miss time at work as a result. Without an income life can become very difficult for the worker and their family, especially if the injured worker provided a significant portion of the income.

Overview of how lost wages get figured

A Pittsburgh resident who gets hurt at work suffers two significant financial setbacks. For one, he or she will have medical bills that need to be covered, particularly, if the employee has high deductible health insurance that could still leave the employee stuck with thousands of dollars in bills.

Can I still get workers' compensation if an injury was my fault?

Like other states, Pennsylvania has a workers' compensation system where employers must carry insurance to cover any work-related injuries their employees suffer. In exchange for a reliable source of compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, employees in turn, give up the right to sue their employers for most work injuries.

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