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If you are injured on the job, you should be compensated

If you are a construction worker and have been injured in a work-related accident due to any unsafe conditions, you may be eligible for workers' compensation. Scaffolding is one of the most common causes of accidents, and ensuring worksite safety is the responsibility of the employer. Poor quality of materials your company used for building the scaffold structure may have caused you to fall and sustain a serious injury. These injuries, if not treated, may result in permanent disability.

Your employer must provide you a workspace that is free of health and safety hazards. Your employer should also supply any required safety gear, such as gloves or a harness and lifeline for falls. Your company should safeguard you and your co-workers from being exposed to toxic substances including asbestos and harmful chemicals that can be detrimental to your health. Your employer ought to ensure you are working on machines that are safe to operate. You can request the Occupational Safety Hazard Administration to send an inspector and check your worksite.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule dictating that effective January 1, 2017, certain employers will have to submit any reports of their employee's injuries and illness electronically through the OSHA website. The reports will be publicly recorded. This provides transparency and will help employees have the courage to report their injuries.

If you or a loved has been injured in a work-related accident, you should consider filing a claim with the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. To ensure that your rights are protected, you may want to contact an experienced Pittsburgh workplace compensation attorney who can guide you and provide you with the workers' compensation that you are entitled to receive.

 

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