In Pennsylvania, if a worker is injured as a result of tripping, slipping, or electrical shocks they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Workplace Slip & Fall Accidents
Those most at risk for tripping or slipping on the job include construction workers, retail workers, and workers in the restaurant/food industry. These instances often occur in situations where a mess is not mopped up or when something is left out in the middle of the workspace.
To avoid injuries from tripping, make sure that the workspace is clean and, if a floor is wet, some kind of warning sign is posted. Also, avoid running and horsing around in the workplace.
Workplace Electric Shock Injury
Those that are most at risk of being electrocuted include electricians, engineers, constructions workers, and maintenance workers.
When working with electricity on the job, it is important to remain safe. All equipment should be thoroughly inspected, all workers should be properly trained, and all people working in an unfamiliar territory should have a map with the location of all electrical hazards. All hazards should be labeled as well.
If you have been injured on the job, contact PAWORKERSCOMPHELPNOW at (717) 234-2402 or send a message for a free consultation.