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The current state of workplace accidents in Pennsylvania


If an employee or worker sustains an injury during the course of employment, or at his or her place of employment, then he or she may be entitled to workers' compensation from that employer or company. The underlying principle of worker's compensation cases is equity. Under this principle, Pennsylvania law dictates that the workplace must be equally safe for the employees. Any worker who meets with injury due to employment responsibilities is entitled to workers' compensation, which can be equated to a type of insurance.

Pennsylvania zoo worker killed in freak work accident


The death of an employee in a workplace accident raises some serious questions about the employer's roles and responsibilities toward providing a safe environment for its workers. This is because a workplace accident can not only claim the life of an individual and cause his or her family emotional and financial distress, but it also highlights the risks that other workers who perform similar jobs face on a day-to-day basis. One such incident recently occurred at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Business Patron Killed While Crossing State Road, Business Not Liable

When personal injury occurs the details of the accident are key in determining who might be potentially liable, or responsible, for the injury.  The location of the accident is one huge detail that determines liability.  A business owner might be held liable for injuries sustained by patrons on the business's property, but what about a patron who is crossing the road to get to the business?  A recent Philadelphia County case sheds light on this issue.

What is the leading cause of death in construction?


Construction is considered one the most dangerous job categories in the country. In Erie, Pennsylvania, local readers are familiar with stories about injured construction workers. Some of them suffered severe injuries that prevented them from going to work for a couple of months or until their injuries healed. If you are a construction worker, you have to understand that the nature of your work may be quite risky and one good way for you to avoid construction accidents is to learn more about their common causes.

Workers' compensation for Pennsylvania healthcare workers


A Pennsylvania worker's life can be full of dangers, especially if you work in a high-risk industry, such as mining, construction and logging. Erie County, Pennsylvania, workers should know that even though they work in a seemingly safe environment, they can still be exposed to workplace hazards that can cause serious injuries or death. For example, paramedics, healthcare workers and corrections officers are at risk of being exposed to infectious diseases on a daily basis. If these workers contract an occupational disease, they can be entitled to workers' compensation.

Recall of Gas Fireplaces and Inserts

Hearth & Home Technologies is recalling certain models of Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts and Log Set sold from May through July 2014 due to a faulty gas control valve which can pose a fire risk.  If you believe you may have a unit that is subject to the recall please contact Hearth & Home Technologies at 800-883-6690.  

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