August 2015 Archives

Understanding Pennsylvania's vocational rehabilitation program

Workers in Pennsylvania who are receiving worker's compensation should have a basic idea of what the vocational rehabilitation program has to offer. Workers must understand that receiving worker's compensation doesn't entitle them to get their job back, or get an equivalent job to their old one. The insurance company paying the benefits is also not required to provide retraining for an equivalent job. There are certain rules put in place by the court which workers need to follow. Otherwise, worker's compensation benefits may be withdrawn.

Pennsylvania workers have the right to a safe workplace

Industrial workers in Pennsylvania are exposed to various risks in the workplace. Those include unfriendly and difficult work environments, workplace injury and exposure to chemical hazards. Some workplace accidents may lead to temporary or permanent disabilities and some may even lead to the death of the worker. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the other concerned authorities have established regulations to ensure safety in the workplace and in the process, prevent many workplace injuries.

What is the Federal Employers Liability Act?

From the railroad industry's point of view, Pennsylvania is among the most important states in the United States. Thousands of miles of railway tracks crisscross the state, and those tracks are used to transport a number of necessary goods for businesses as well as passengers from one destination to another. In order to keep those railroads up and running, a large number of workers are deployed by railroad companies. Unfortunately, those workers are often exposed to workplace hazards.

Hearing impairment due to occupational noise: points to consider

Workers in Pennsylvania who have been exposed to hazardous occupational noise for a long period of time are at high risk of developing hearing problems. In many cases, the hearing problem may also amount to permanent hearing loss. That disability is covered by worker's compensation; however, there are certain factors that the victims should keep in mind before filing for compensation.

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