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Does my right to know about dangers affect workers' compensation?

Certain workplaces can be riddled with hidden dangers. In Pennsylvania, workers have the right to know about hazardous or toxic substances that might be present in their workplace. However, being aware of certain hazards will not necessarily prevent a workplace accident, and as such has no affect on whether a person qualifies for workers' compensation.

New legislation could affect Pennsylvania workers' compensation

No one can predict when a workplace accident will occur. Even when every safety precaution is taken, Pennsylvania workers may still be involved in a work-related accident that causes them serious injury, putting them temporarily out of work. Workers' compensation provides necessary financial support and medical care during the recovery period, but some are worried that legislative changes could compromise these benefits.

What kind of benefits does workers' compensation have?

When a Pennsylvania worker is injured on the job, he or she usually understands that workers' comp can help. The benefits that workers' compensation provides are an invaluable tool for injured workers, who rely on compensation as they recover. There are several types of benefits underneath the umbrella of workers' comp that provide compensation for different things.

Can I get workers' compensation if harmed by poor air quality?

Pennsylvania employers are required to provide their employees with reasonably safe working conditions free from unnecessary hazards. This applies to more than just physical dangers, such as falling debris or improperly maintained equipment; it also covers the possible presence of toxic substances in the air. While workers' compensation benefits are available for workers injured by poor workplace air quality, action may also be taken under the Occupational Safety and Health Act to help implement change.

Pennsylvania workers' compensation: Q and A, part 1

No one really thinks about work injuries and how to cover them until they happen. The truth is, the vast majority of employers in the state of Pennsylvania are required by law to supply workers' compensation insurance coverage. This article will cover some common questions about this insurance over the next several weeks.

Workers' compensation benefits available for burn victims

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into a fire that followed the eruption of a propane gas tanker in Pennsylvania. Workers' compensation claims for benefits will likely be filed by two employees who suffered burn injuries in this incident. Reportedly, firefighters were called to the site of a gas provider on a recent Friday morning.

Pennsylvania workers' compensation: Scaffolding injuries

With summer in full swing, construction workers in Pennsylvania are busier than ever. Many of them use scaffolding structures every day in order to get their work done. Unfortunately, in doing so, some will suffer injuries in scaffolding-related accidents. Victims of such injuries may file workers' compensation claims to seek help covering their medical expenses and other losses.

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