Workers in Pennsylvania can face a range of injuries and accidents on the job, and under the Workers Compensation Act, employers are responsible for the medical risks of employment. In order to be considered a work-related injury, the health condition or accident must occur while a worker is engaged in the tasks of employment for the benefit of the employer. This does not mean that the injury must have taken place on the company's premises in order to qualify for workers compensation benefits.
Garbage truck drivers and other sanitation workers serve very important roles in our society. Unfortunately, when doing this unglamorous but important work, these individuals can face safety risks.
Workers’ compensation is an invaluable tool that many of us need at some point in our careers. This is doubly true if you work a hazardous vocation like construction. No matter how careful you are, lurking dangers like slipping on a ladder or being struck by heavy materials are always nearby.