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Workers' Compensation Information you need

Getting paid Workers' Compensation. It seems simple. You get hurt at work, see a doctor who says you can't do the job you were doing for now, you should get paid. Unfortunately it doesn't always work that way. Here are some basic information you need to know if you get hurt and have a Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation injury.

The danger of working in confined spaces

Construction sites are full of dangers from exposed wiring, dangerous gas build-ups to heavy equipment and even confined spaces. Confined spaces may not seem dangerous at first blush. However, that extreme constriction of movement can be incredibly dangerous on a construction site where seconds can mean the difference between life and death. This article will go over those dangers and how you might be able to avoid them.

National Safety Stand-Down

The National Safety Stand-Down is a weeklong program dedicated to educating workers and contractors about proper construction site safety. Falls account for the largest percentage of construction worker fatalities, taking 647 lives in 2014. Tragically, falls are also among the easiest to prevent with proper safety equipment and training. This article follows the story from the Director of the Philadelphia Area Office of OSHA as they go out on a call to a three-story apartment complex construction site.

Some safety tips on using nail guns

Most every construction worker is familiar with nail guns. There are dozens of varieties but they all essentially use a mechanism to quickly shoot nails into various surfaces. They are easy to use, convenient and radically increase efficiency. Unfortunately, all of that ease comes at a price; nail guns are powerful and, when defective, can cause serious injuries. This article will go over the dangers and a few safety tips.

What happens if your workers' compensation claim is challenged?

Work injuries, especially for industrial and construction workers, can be devastating. These injuries are typically more serious and the recovery period is longer than with other job types. That is why workers' compensation is critical. In order to receive compensation, you must file a claim, but what happens if it is denied? This post will briefly discuss that process and what it means for you.

Work Injury some terms and rules to know

Suffer a Work Injury? You'd think if you got hurt at work your employer and their insurance company would want you to get treated as quickly as possible so you can get better and can come back to work. They'd pay for your time off and pay for your medical treatment. Some times it happens that way and some times it doesn't. And if they do pay you they are always checking on how you are doing in hopes the workers' compensation insurance carrier can cut their losses and get you off workers compensation. Whether you suffered a work related injury and aren't getting paid or you suffered a work injury and are getting paid here are some basic terms and rules to know.

How is your workers' compensation claim approved?

Pittsburgh is still very much an industrial-manufacturing town. Workers operate in very dangerous environments handling chemicals, large machinery and dangerous processes. This makes Pittsburgh one of the more dangerous cities to work in, for some. Luckily, Pennsylvania has a robust system to protect and provide for injured workers. This post will go over the review and approval process for your claim.

Who hears your claim if it is denied?

Many workers' compensation claims are relatively easy to substantiate and therefore are easily approved. But for certain injuries, like illnesses that built up overtime due to exposure to dangerous chemicals or substances, proving a connection can sometimes be difficult -- especially if you smoked or have other lifestyle factors could appear to contribute to your illness. In these cases your claim could be denied. This post will go over the workers' compensation appeals board and how it reviews your case.

Car Accident Full Tort and Limited Tort

Car Accident and Full Tort and Limited Tort. If you are in an car accident due to the negligence of a nother driver and suffer injuries the type of insurance policy you have determines what you can collect. It doesn't matter what company you have your automobile insurance under either. Basically we are talking about coverage. What gets paid.

Who hears your claim if it is denied?

Many workers' compensation claims are relatively easy to substantiate and therefore are easily approved. But for certain injuries, like illnesses that built up over time due to exposure to dangerous substances, proving a connection can sometimes be difficult. This is especially true if you smoked or have other lifestyle factors could contribute to your illness. In these cases your claim could be denied. This article will go over the workers' compensation appeals board and how it reviews your case.

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