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Workers' Compensation Archives

Who is covered under Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Act?

One of the most significant concerns a worker may face if an on-the-job injury occurs is whether the incident is covered by workers' compensation insurance. In Pennsylvania, a majority workers are covered, even those who are employed part-time or in seasonal positions.

Understanding the workplace safety rights of federal employees

Pennsylvania federal employees may be interested in some information about their rights regarding workplace safety. Federal law grants these rights and sets specific requirements for federal agencies.

Court ruling grants injured employee workers' comp benefits

According to an August 11 ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Vitas Healthcare Corporation was ordered to pay a past employee workers' compensation benefits for injuries he suffered even though the employee had declared to his manager that he was quitting his job. Information from the court ruling showed that the worker, who was employed at the Miami-based company as a driver technician, quit his job after he had gotten into an argument with his manager regarding his delivery schedule.

High court rules legal status does not affect workers comp

Immigration issues are a hot-button topic around the country, and the highest court in Pennsylvania has weighed in on the subject of immigration as it relates to workers compensation benefits. The ruling concerns a claim filed after a South American immigrant filed for benefits following a workplace accident in July 2008.

OSHA fines oil company in connection with refinery explosion

Pennsylvania workers may be interested in recent news regarding a 2013 explosion at a Mississippi refinery that left one worker dead. On April 24, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration released its findings to a month-long investigation into the explosion and fire at Chevron's Pascagoula refinery on November 15.

School worker injured in incident with student

A Pennsylvania school worker was knocked unconscious on March 21 after he was reportedly attacked by a student. The workplace injury happened at John Bartram High School, which is on South 67th Street in Philadelphia. According to authorities, the worker and a student exchanged words while students were changing classes. The student then slammed the worker into a wall.

Pennsylvania foundry fined for repeat safety violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to Domestic Casting Co. LLC for 26 safety violations at its foundry in Shippensburg. The citations follow a complaint and subsequent inspection of the facility in August 2013, at which time the inspector found violations similar to some that the company was cited for in 2011 and earlier in 2013. The proposed penalties for the violations total $163,240.

Trooper qualifies for workers' compensation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in favor of a state trooper who sought workers' compensation benefits after a fatal pedestrian accident. Originally, the Commonwealth Court and Workers' Compensation Appeal Board denied benefits to the trooper, saying that dangerous situations should be expected in his line of work. The Supreme Court, however, said that the accident was especially traumatic and that the trooper is allowed to receive compensation for his resulting psychological disabilities.

Lawmakers seek changes to black lung benefits program

Lawmakers are working on a piece of legislation that will help overhaul workers' compensation for black lung, a condition that affects many Pennsylvania coal miners. The program was started in the 1960s to help coal miners who suffered from the disease unique to the occupation. Advanced black lung is a serious condition that can lead to death. However, a recent ABC News report raised concerns that workers are wrongly being turned down from the program.

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