A Pennsylvania man was severely injured at work early in the morning on
Jan. 17. He was working at Steel Systems Installation in Pennsylvania.
The employee was reportedly work in the welding shop and needed to move
something to relocate it in the shop. Upon moving the object, a piece
of steel came into contact with his leg. He was not pinned down by the
steel, but he did sustain a severe injury that resulted in his leg being crushed.
workplace accident was said to be not life-threatening, but emergency responders were called,
and the man was rushed to the nearest hospital.
After being injured on the job, it is likely that this man will seek recovery
through workers' compensation. Under workers' compensation, he
may be entitled to monetary damages to help pay for his medical treatment
and for any lost wages while he is recovering from his injury.
It is relatively common for workers' compensation claims to be denied
or to take a considerable amount of time to reach a resolution. However,
residents of the Pittsburgh area who have been injured at work can take
some important steps to try to prevent denial of their claim and also
to make the process as expeditious as possible. For example, an injured
worker should report the injury to the employer as quickly as possible,
or at a maximum, within 120 days.
Also, when meeting with a doctor, it is important for employees to provide
a detailed explanation of how the injury occurred so that it is documented
properly. Compiling a list of witnesses, including their addresses and
phone numbers, would also be helpful should there be any questions regarding
For this Pennsylvania man who was injured recently at work, taking these
steps will likely lead to a successful workers' compensation claim.
Source: Lancaster Online, "Worker injured at steel firm in Quarryville," Ryan Robinson, Jan. 17, 2012