Construction work can be dangerous under any conditions, but it can be especially hazardous when unsafe working conditions exist. Whether an employer fails to properly train employees, provide safety equipment or check machinery, a lapse in the focus on safety can be treacherous for workers, putting them at risk of serious injury or death. Should one be unfortunate enough to get injured on the job, he or she should consider the legal options available.
Football is one of America's greatest past times and is often the focus of news coverage based on the games and their players. It has lately been in the spotlight for a more contentious issue: the impacts of injuries on football players throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the country.
The United States marks another anniversary of the horrible 9/11 terror attack today. It was on this day in 2001 that terrorist-hijacked airliners piled into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field after passengers fought to reclaim control of the plane.
Each year, data is collected by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics involving injuries and illnesses that occur in workplaces across the country. Large groups or businesses such as Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance representation, analyze this data and make conclusions that help prompt legislative change.
It may not come as news to readers of this blog that a second death has been recorded at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh related to the gas well explosion that happened last month in West Virginia.
The investigation is reportedly still underway to try to determine how a construction worker at the Philadelphia Navy Yard wound up tumbling from a cherry-picker lift. The 27-year-old man is apparently still hospitalized and the extent of his injuries hasn't been released to the public.
It may be a widely held notion that the United States is something of a classless society. Most anyone in Pennsylvania with any real life experience would be likely to pooh-pooh that idea as nothing more than a myth. It’s pretty obvious that there are divisions of society along economic strata. Otherwise, there would never have been an “Occupy Whatever” movement.
Workplace injuries can happen in a lot of ways. There are so many different things that can create hazards that result in injury-causing accidents. Not all are as major as those that might be experienced in an industrial setting. Most are more serious than a simple paper cut, though. When injuries do occur, they should not be ignored. And ensuring that you obtain the full depth of coverage possible, it may help to work with an attorney.