People with disabilities in Pennsylvania who are unable to hold gainful employment may qualify for assistance through the Supplemental Security Income program. For those over the age of 65, qualifying may not be very difficult even if their disability isn't debilitating. For those under 65, however, a person must demonstrate that they have a disability that prevents them from working and that they have no other means of gaining financial assistance.
When most people think of workers’ compensation they think of severe, debilitating injuries that may have permanent or long-term consequences. The fact is that any type of injury, no matter how small, affects an employee’s ability to do his or her job. A pulled muscle or sprained ankle limits productivity and, depending on the work, might mean they remain out of the office until fully healed.
According to OSHA, tractor rollovers cause about 130 fatal injuries per year in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. However, the organization has released a guide that is intended to keep tractor drivers safe. For instance, an individual has a greater chance of avoiding injury or death by only riding in tractors that have roll bars or cages. Drivers are also encouraged to wear safety belts and avoid slopes that are too steep.