PA Workers Comp Safety: News Reporters


News reporters lead a stressful life. They must be ready at a moment’s notice to travel to fires, crime scenes, car crashes, and other scenarios of that nature. Not only can this lifestyle cause a lot of mental strain, but it can also lead to serious injuries.


While rushing to make it to an ongoing news story, a news crew may get into a car accident, or may trip going to and from the vehicle while carrying recording equipment.  Furthermore, fire and crime scenes can be dangerous for a number of obvious reasons, including crowds and onlookers that may get in the way. Also, car crashes often require reporters to broadcast alongside busy highways, which poses many injury risks.


However, the potential injuries news reporters face are not only physical. News reporters are also at risk for mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. The stress of constantly being on call and having your work bleed into your personal and social life can be difficult to deal with. Furthermore, news reporters often become “local celebrities”, and are often recognized and harassed in public, making it even more difficult to separate the work life from the personal life. Anyone who experiences mental-health issues as a result of anything related to their career should seek help immediately.


If you are a news reporter that suffers from a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to Pennsylvania workers compensation benefits. Do not miss out on what you are entitled to. If you live in the Harrisburg, Williamsport, or Lewistown area, contact PAWorkersCompHelpNow at (717) 234-2402 or send us a message.