As we continue through our industry injury series, the importance of the roles police and correctional officers play in society shouldn't go unnoticed. Both industries place individuals in dangerous situations that pose high risks for getting hurt on the job. If you work in the police or correctional officer field and you sustain an injury, you may have costly medical expenses that leave you unable to return to work. In the event of a tragic death, family members are left behind to face the financial and emotional challenges.
It may come as a surprise, but people who work in the education and healthcare service industries are still susceptible to on-the-job injuries. Sure, they might not be at as much of a risk for fatal or non-fatal injuries compared to those sustained by people in construction and manufacturing, but injuries can happen anywhere.
Workers in the manufacturing industry are often working in hazardous conditions and handling dangerous equipment that has the potential to cause serious harm. Whether you're a welder, an engineer assembling electrical equipment, a maintenance technician in a steel mill or a woodworker in a lumberyard - you put your life at risk every day to provide financial support for both yourself and your family.
Over 150 firefighters responded to a chemical fire that occurred at a plant in Blake Township, Washington County, PA last week. The fire finally went out after nearly a day. Only one individual, a worker at the train transfer station who has not yet been identified, was reported as being injured in the incident. The worker was reportedly taken to a burn treatment center with severe burns.
A case involving a Pennsylvania man who suffered serious injuries will be heard in state court after a ruling by a federal judge on 15 March. The court documents indicate that U-Haul International Inc. and three other companies were negligent when the man was hurt on the job at a work site in Dauphin County.
If you suffer a Work Injury, Work Related Accidents take all forms. Most people when they think of workers' compensation think of a middle aged man unshaven in a construction hat inured working on heavy machinery. But the truth is that work injuries occur to people of all walks of life-nurses, nurses aids, CNA's, cashiers, clerks, customer service representatives, laborers, white collar workers, cleaners, janitors, truck drivers, sales clerks, managers, supervisors, oil and gas workers, pizza delivery drivers etc...(any job you can think of), all income levels, all races, sexes (some studies show women are hurt as much if not more than men), and work related accidents can occur to anyone at anytime in all various manners.
Being ill is never a pleasant experience, especially when it interferes with your day-to-day life. Unfortunately, as all too many people in Pennsylvania are aware, a serious illness can be extremely debilitating and may even prevent you from being able to work. Not only can this result in a loss of wages, but also it can often go hand in hand with expensive medical bills. In turn, the stress of these debts could make your health even worse.
Health care workers in Pennsylvania and across the nation have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries, according to a recent report by the U.S. Labor Department. Factors that increase the likelihood of injuries, especially to nurses and their assistants, include inadequate hospital staffing, violent patients and their families and low safety and health standards in health care work environments.
As some Pennsylvania workers may know, workplace injuries are most common in certain types of employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three million workers are hurt annually in the private sector. While certain jobs have a higher propensity for injury, workplace accidents and injuries happen in a variety of industries.
Pennsylvania residents may be interested to learn that researchers have found a link between an increased injury rate and the time change occurring with daylight saving time. According to the research, injuries that occurred were both more numerous and more severe than those occurring at other times of the year.