Woman injured on the job in incident with chemicals

All jobs hold some degree of risk. However, the type of risks vary according to the specific occupation. While the vast majority of employers work hard to protect their workers, accidents can still happen in Pennsylvania, leaving workers and their families struggling with the financial consequences of their injuries. A woman in another state may have concerns about her financial security following a recent incident in which she was injured on the job.

Reports indicate that firefighters were called to the scene of the accident one afternoon on a day in October. According to reports, a female employee was working with a vial when it burst. The substance in the vial splashed onto her arms and face.

Although she was taken to the hospital, the exact extent of her injuries is unclear. Reports indicate that the vial contained hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid in addition to other chemicals. A hazard assessment team and hazardous materials specialists are set to investigate the incident.

When a worker is injured on the job, the incident is often investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While the company could be fined or cited if health or safety standards are discovered, the injured woman may worry about the unexpected financial hardship created by medical expenses and lost wages. Fortunately, she may qualify for workers’ compensation insurance benefits. People in Pennsylvania who are in such a situation often request help from an attorney with experience with such cases. Typically, having such a professional on their side can help ease the stress felt by many as they maneuver through an unfamiliar process.

Source: Northridge, CA Patch, “Hazardous Material Accident Burns Woman In Northridge,” Paige Austin, Oct. 10, 2017

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