October 2014 Archives

Workplace injuries: Mine worker alleges assault by colleagues

A Pennsylvania person's ability to contribute in the workplace is highly dependent on the worker's rapport with colleagues and superiors. At the very least, a certain mutual respect is expected, without which working together can become an uncomfortable and unpleasant activity. As Dauphin, Pennsylvania, residents may know, employers often conduct programs to help build an atmosphere of trust at the workplace as a means of boosting productivity and ensuring smooth execution of daily tasks.

What kind of PA workplace accidents are more likely to occur?

The kind of jobs Pennsylvania residents do today vary greatly with some involving hardly any physical labor while others are labor-intensive. Some jobs have nominal safety issues that hardly require attention or compliance. Others require consistent important checks and drills as part of the daily routine. Despite these variations, it cannot be said with any surety that accidents occur more frequently at one kind of workplace than another, so the onus is on workers and employers to keep work premises as safe as possible.

How were industrial accidents handled historically?

Today's American workers are accustomed to following stringent safety practices relevant to each industry to ensure workplace safety. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, industrial workers know about the use of specific equipment and procedures to ensure that every workplace, including a factory floor or industrial workshop, is rendered completely safe for employees. However, a century ago, workplaces were not as safe and the result was employees being incapacitated or losing their lives.

Electrical accident causes construction worker's death

Working on any kind of construction-related activity can involve a certain degree of risk. Thus, not only are construction workers required to adhere to safety standards while at work, they are also eligible to seek workers' compensation benefits in the event of an accident. Given that workers may be assigned to various tasks, the dangers to which they may be exposed also vary. Sadly, some of these can prove to be fatal.

DFEC addresses injured federal worker claims for benefits

A workplace injury can mark the beginning of a long journey that takes an injured worker through Pennsylvania's complicated workers' compensation system before a worker receives compensation for a work-related injury. This process is often time-consuming and may require the help of legal professionals along the way. Thankfully, federal government employees can obtain workers' compensation benefits via a process made easier by the U.S. Department of Labor's Division of Federal Employees' Compensation program.

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