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Explosion at Pennsylvania factory leaves workers injured

Most Pennsylvania residents rely on the income they make at their jobs in order to meet their daily needs. While some have savings, most people need to keep working to afford their homes and to purchase food and other necessities. However, an accident at work can take a person away from their jobs for days, weeks or months. Without income, people may fall behind on bills and accumulate debt. Other expenses, such as medical expenses or rehabilitation sessions caused by the workplace injury may also start to accumulate if people have no source of income.

Recently, an accident at a factory in Pennsylvania has killed one worker and injured two others. One of those that was injured is hospitalized with serious injuries. While details about what the workers were doing are unclear, at this point some sort of equipment is being blamed for causing the accident. This equipment failure apparently caused an explosion.

Those workers injured in this accident may need time to recover and will therefore be away from work for some time. The worker who was killed will sadly never return to work.

The family of the worker that was killed, and the injured workers should know that workers' compensation can be one way for the family to avoid financial disaster following a workplace accident. The workers' compensation system can compensate injured workers for the expenses caused by the accident and replace income lost by the worker while that person recovers. Workers' compensation is also available to the families of those killed while on the job.

While workers do deserve this compensation following a workplace accident, they sometimes have to fight to assert their rights. Those who have been hurt should make sure they understand what they are entitled to and how to collect the money they need.

Source: WHTM, "1 dead, 2 hurt in accident at W. Pa. Mersen plant," Jan. 30, 2014

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