March 2015 Archives

Pennsylvania workers' compensation laws may need revisiting

Residents of Dauphin, Pennsylvania, may have read the news reports about the investigation into the workers' compensation systems across the United States. The reports stated findings that may not please the workers who suffer on-the-job injuries. The investigation exposed loopholes in the workers' compensation system in the United States.

How OSHA monitors workers' exposures to chemical hazards

Pennsylvanians who work in industries with known hazards generally learn the best way to work with dangerous substances and and how to stay safe with materials that could injure or kill them. Employees of companies in the chemical industry probably face even greater risks from thousands of chemicals with well-documented health effects. Their use is regulated by the federal and state governments, including Pennsylvania's.

A workplace accident deserves adequate compensation

Residents of Dauphin may know that Pennsylvania laws require employers and insurance companies to pay workers compensation to a worker who has been injured in a work-related injury that requires medical attention and who is subsequently unable to work. In the event of a denial of workers compensation benefits, a worker could seek legal action against an employer or insurance company.

Nurses struggle with back injuries caused by lifting patients

Nurses in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, know that their profession provides a greater risk of physical injury due to job requirements. Usually nurses lift and move many patients in the course of a day as a part of their jobs in Pennsylvania healthcare facilities.

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