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Government Workers' Compensation Archives

Federal agencies and workplace safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, approximately 165,000 civilian federal employees in Pennsylvania and nationwide became ill or injured on the job in fiscal year 2004. This led to more than $2.3 billion in workers' compensation bills. That amount increased to more than $3 billion in 2012 with nearly two-thirds of it paid as wage-loss compensation.

Pennsylvania company cited for repeat safety violations

Sources say that a Pennsylvania company was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for repeated safety violations at its Shippensburg location. In August 2013, as the result of a complaint, OSHA initiated an inspection that has led to more than $163,000 in proposed fines for 26 safety violations. The company is facing penalties for seven repeat violations, 16 serious safety violations and three violations listed as other-than-serious.

PTSD benefits for sexual assault low in military

Data released on Nov. 7 showed that military personnel in Pennsylvania who claim that they acquired post-traumatic stress disorder due to verbal or physical sexual assault might struggle in their effort to receive benefits. The Service Women's Action Network and the American Civil Liberties Union researched the topic of sexual violence when it came to receiving workers' compensation in the form of veterans' disability benefits.

Is workers' compensation available for mold exposure?

Exposure to mold carries significant health threats. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, workers who are exposed to large quantities of mold in work settings can suffer severe reactions can include fevers. People with compromised immune systems and chronic lung diseases are at even greater risk - particularly of fungal infections in their lungs.