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Injured contractors should consider workers' compensation

In Uniontown and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, construction work is a common way for people to earn a living. This can be through employment directly for a construction company or as a contractor. Regardless of the employment arrangement, given the nature of the work, it is important for these hard workers to understand the dangers they face with every task and project and know how workers' compensation can help them. Although most cases are smooth and the benefits are provided without issue, there can be complications and it will become necessary to have legal assistance to get the workers' compensation benefits. Knowing which lawyer to call is key.

Two contractors who were working on a pipeline were injured on the job. The accident occurred at night after 11 p.m. The workers, a male and female, were in the process of pulling equipment through the pipeline when it hit them. The equipment they were using is referred to as a pig. It cleans the interior of a pipeline. The woman received medical treatment and was released. The man broke his arm and was admitted to the hospital. He was said to be in stable condition. There have been previous incidents at that location with one in which construction was stopped for a month because there were permit violations. A hefty fine was given. The incident is being investigated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Work accidents are an unfortunate reality. They can happen in any kind of job, but construction work is one of the occupations that has the highest incidence of workers being hurt. Heavy equipment, cumbersome and complicated tools, vehicles, the need to place trust in an employer and co-workers - all are factors in the possibility of a construction workplace accident. While workers' compensation benefits should be a given for those who are injured on the job, there could be disagreements as to the cause of the injuries, how long the worker will be off the job, and the duration for which the workers' compensation will be needed. In some cases, claims are denied entirely. Having legal assistance is essential to getting the benefits.

Workplace injuries can hinder a person's ability to make ends meet and leave them with massive medical bills. The idea of workers' compensation is to protect workers who are in this or any other injury or illness-related situation because of their work, but disputes happen. After a work accident, contacting a law firm that helps people who need workers' compensation is the first step toward maximizing benefits.

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