July 2015 Archives

Two workers injured when compressed gas pipeline explodes

Certain workplaces-mines, construction sites, oil and gas plants and chemical factories among them-present risks to workers every day. A severe or fatal injury is a real possibility and can occur with little or no warning. Despite these risks, thousands of Pennsylvania workers go to work to do their jobs day in and day out.

Helping injured Pennsylvania workers seek compensation

Most Pennsylvania workers are aware that they have certain rights if they suffer injuries on the job. Although the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and various state agencies oversee the safety practices of various industries and require adherence to safety standards, this is not always enough to prevent accidents and injuries. Some of these injuries lead to both temporary and permanent disabilities, and oftentimes they require extensive medical treatment and long periods of recovery.

Court rules in favor of worker injured during rescue efforts

Workers throughout Pennsylvania may take notice of a recent ruling on workers' compensation benefits by a Pennsylvania court. The court ruled that a worker who suffered an injury while trying to rescue a co-worker could not be denied workers' compensation benefits, despite arguments from his employer that the worker was not really on duty at the time of his injury in 2010.

A few important points to note about filing for compensation

Workers in Pennsylvania may know that most employers in this state are required to pay compensation for both workplace injuries and for accidental deaths in the workplace. However, under some conditions, employers are not liable for compensation.

OSHA to check Pennsylvania construction workers' accident

The death of a 29-year-old construction worker employed on a project at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) in mid-June has now led to an investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency is charged with establishing safety rules and guidelines for various industries. OSHA has both enforcement powers and the ability to assess penalties for violations against any company, including those in Pennsylvania.

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