Officially, most construction companies in Philadelphia say they care about the safety of their workers. Workers' compensation is available for people who become injured on the job, and workers are encouraged to report their injuries. But in reality, are contractors as concerned with compensating their employees when they get hurt as they are with maintaining the appearance of an injury-free record?
Many individuals who choose to attend college take out student loans in order to fund their education. In recent years, a struggling economy and high unemployment or underemployment rates have highlighted issues surrounding student loan debt. Today, it can be difficult for an average able-bodied individual to find employment and repay their student loans. For a disabled individual, the responsibility of repaying student loans can be nearly impossible.
In general, the rules of workers' compensation still apply to people in Philadelphia when they are on a business trip. Since they are travelling as part of their job duties, any injuries they suffer while on the trip could result in workers' compensation damages.
For millions of Americans in need, news that their supplemental security income benefits will increase in 2013 is welcomed news. While the increase isn't substantial, for many SSI benefit recipients, even a modest increase will be a great help with covering basic monthly living expenses.
Individuals stricken with serious health conditions are typically unable to work. As a result of their medical condition, these individuals are often left to not only deal with their health problems but also resulting financial burdens. Thankfully, many of these individuals qualify for social security disability benefits.
Nearly every worker in eastern Pennsylvania has to deal with job stress at one time or another. Whether it is due to a large workload, looming deadlines, angry bosses or other common stressors, being at work can cause us to feel upset or even ill.
A series of no-notice inspections of construction sites in the Philadelphia area revealed hundreds of worker safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced. Around 59 percent of the inspections resulted in a citation for violating safety rules, a rate the agency called "alarmingly high." Such violations could raise the risk of a serious construction accident.
Plagued by adverse health complications such as kidney disease, blindness and amputation; individuals who suffer from diabetes are often too ill and physically unable to work. As such, many qualify for social security disability benefits. The National Diabetes Education Program aims to help raise awareness of the various factors that contribute to individuals developing diabetes