In Pennsylvania, many workplaces are quite safe. Of course, there is always the potential for accidents and injuries to occur no matter where you are or what you are doing. However, some lines of work have a greater disposition toward this than others. Even so, you deserve to feel safe in your place of employment, regardless of your job. You should receive training regarding any likely hazards and be supplied with equipment to protect you.
However, many employees throughout the state are not offered the protection they deserve. As a result, they are constantly exposed to dangers in their workplaces and can suffer serious injuries or worse. Of course, injuries are not the only risk, as certain workplace hazards can also lead to life-threatening illnesses.
Toxic exposure is a particular concern, as many jobs involve working in an environment that processes toxic materials. However, symptoms of overexposure can sometimes take a while to manifest, or not seem serious to begin with. If you have any concerns about your health, it is sensible to seek medical advice as soon as possible.
If you have become ill as a result of doing your job, or your line of work has exacerbated an existing condition in some way, you may be feeling upset and frustrated. It is a very difficult thing to go through and legal action may be the last thing on your mind. However, a successful claim could dramatically reduce the financial implications of your illness.
Furthermore, you do not need to handle the claim unaided, as our page on workers' compensation may have some of the answers you need to get started. An attorney could also provide invaluable advice and support as you pursue the remuneration you deserve.