Friday & Cox LLC
Search
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation: 412-668-4491
Email us for a free consultation Calls answered 24 hours a day
View our practice areas

Reviewing workplace accidents in Pennsylvania

When someone is hurt at work, they may experience all sorts of hardships. Not only do injured workers often face severe physical pain, but many have financial problems after an accident because of lost wages or hospital bills they can't afford. Furthermore, life may never return to normal for some injured workers, whether they have to deal with an injury for the rest of their life or cannot return to work. For employers and employees in Erie, and across Pennsylvania, reviewing workplace accident statistics may help prevent future incidents from occurring.

On their website, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published helpful information regarding various types of deadly occupational injury events in Pennsylvania during 2013. While the data published on their site represents fatal events, these incidents account for many injuries as well. Common causes of fatal occupational injuries during this period include transportation-related incidents (accounting for 39 percent of all events), violence inflicted by another person or an animal (accounting for 16 percent of all fatal events), contact with equipment or an object (accounting for 17 percent of such events), falls, trips and slips (accounting for 14 percent of all fatal injuries) and exposure to a harmful environment or substance (accounting for 11 percent of all events).

According to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Enterprise Portal, most workers in the state are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, which provides benefits to those who have suffered a job-related injury or illness. For injured workers, gaining access to benefits they are entitled to and addressing their set of circumstances appropriately is paramount.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email us for a response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Friday & Cox LLC
1405 McFarland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Phone: 412-668-4491
Fax: 412-561-4291
Pittsburgh law office map

Friday & Cox LLC
Phones Answered 24 Hours A Day