A lot of people in the Pennsylvania Legislature agree that something needs to be done to improve safety at road construction sites. They just don’t agree on what needs to be done.
Ironically, people whose job it is to help sick and injured people get better are at serious risk of getting hurt themselves. Nurses and other health care professionals routinely develop musculoskeletal injuries from having to lift and handle patients’ bodies. Not only that, but catching illnesses and suffering from workplace violence and slips and falls are also common events.
Burn injuries are among the most painful ways a person can get hurt on the job. There are many ways a worker can suffer a burn, which can cause terrible scarring and deformation in those who survive.
Workers' compensation is activated when you are injured while on the job or get a work-related sickness. The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, has a contingency in it in case you need your medical fees paid. It also offers wage compensation while you are recuperating. In the very unfortunate event that a person perishes on the job, the surviving family will be compensated.
It has been a couple of weeks since we shared an overview of Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system with our readers. At the end of that post, we mentioned that injured or sickened workers have the right to appeal when they are unhappy with the initial result.
A person who gets hurt or sick at work will probably care more about getting their rightful compensation as soon as possible than knowing the nuts and bolts of the workers’ compensation process. However, for those looking for a brief overview, here is a summary of how workers’ compensation works in Pennsylvania, as provided by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.