Ainsman Levine, LLC

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers

Making worker safety a core value in Pennsylvania

Hot weather, sleep deprivation and irregular work schedules may all contribute to possible safety hazards at work. In 2013, employers incurred $62 billion in costs related to workplace accidents involving employees who missed six or more days of work as a result. This was according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as the National Academy of Social Insurance. Falls and repetitive motion injuries were the cause of the majority of those costs.

Workplace injuries can happen in an location and to any type of worker. For instance, Las Vegas went through a stretch in 2007 and 2008 that saw an average of one construction worker dying every six weeks. That translated to 12 deaths in that 18-month period. Office workers and field workers are equally susceptible to injuries such as muscle strains, which means that workplace safety programs should be tailored to keep all workers healthy.

Employers are urged to make worker safety a core issue as opposed to just a priority. By doing so, it creates a culture where the safety and overall well-being of employees becomes a natural part of doing business. Both employers and employees are responsible for and empowered to follow and improve safety protocols if necessary.

Those who are hurt in a workplace injury accident may be entitled to reimbursement of medical expenses as well as a portion of their salary. Injured workers may be granted benefits on a temporary basis or on a permanent basis if they aren't able to go back to work. Talking to an attorney may be helpful for those who have questions about the workers' compensation process or who may have had their claims denied.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
Email Us For A Response

Reach Out To Our Attorneys

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Ainsman Levine, LLC
310 Grant St, Suite 1500
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2300

Toll Free: 800-513-5065
Phone: 412-944-2055
Fax: 412-338-9167
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Review Us