Many people may think that workers' compensation benefits are the same, no matter who an employer may be. For government workers, though, that is not the case. The Division of Federal Employees' Compensation is responsible for overseeing and managing the benefits of government workers. This includes reviewing, approving and denying injury and illness claims, helping injured workers get back to work and paying survivors death benefits.
Workers' compensation protection is something available to all workers in Pennsylvania. It's a valuable benefit that anyone who suffers an injury while on the job should be aware of. To be sure they get the full extent of coverage available, they may wish to consult with an attorney.
Emergency responders face huge risks on the job. For police officers and firefighters across Pennsylvania, the dangers are part of the job description. When these brave government workers suffer job injuries, we rightly hail them as heroes. When they are hurt or killed on duty by someone's purposeful sabotage, the pain is felt deeply well beyond the community that suffered the loss.
Every job has its risks and challenges. Firefighting has some, though, that are unique to that particularly line of work. Part of the significant risk to any firefighter, whether they are in Pennsylvania or somewhere else, is the unknown.