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Handling changes to workers' compensation benefits

Workers who are injured while they are doing their jobs count on workers' compensation. They need the program benefits to help them get medical care and pay for their bills while they are off work. For some workers, everything seems fine at first. They might think that they are going to be taken care of until they can go back to work.

Try to prevent work-related backaches

When you go home from work, you shouldn't have to deal with annoying aches and pains.  Even people who have physically demanding jobs deserve to be comfortable once they get home.  One thing that might happen at any job is a backache.  backaches are unfortunately common but they do not have to be an everyday occurrence, and they might signal a serious problem.  Fortunately, there are some easy ways that you can protect your back in a way that might prevent a backache.

Back injuries might be preventable

Back pain can impact your ability to do anything at all. Even the simplest of tasks, such as getting dressed, might be excruciating when you have something wrong with your back. This is why it is imperative for a worker to take care of his or her spine while working. There are several ways to do this, so here are a few to think about.

Don't accept financial responsibility for work-related injuries

When you applied to work for the company you are with now, you probably didn't accept the position with the purpose of getting into an accident in mind. Unfortunately, America's workers are placed in dangerous positions on a daily basis. Even jobs that you wouldn't think of as dangerous can end up injuring workers.

Man killed in Pennsylvannia industrial accident

A 55-year-old man from Penn Township was killed while working at Aarcon Enterprises Inc. in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, last Thursday. According to the company's website, it provides heavy construction equipment and operators for sites with major improvement projects, such as natural gas well pads and housing.

Study: Many injured workers don't return to work

The Workers Compensation Research Institute recently released the results of a multiyear study on how many injured workers are able to return to work. The WCRI interviewed injured workers in six states in 2016 and nine states, including Pennsylvania, from 2013 to 2015.

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