Hanover a Manufacturing Magnet
During a recent tour of local businesses in Hanover PA, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Secretary, Julia Hearthway described Hanover as a ‘manufacturing magnet’. The purpose of her tour was to begin a dialog about how state officials and local manufacturing companies can work together to promote more jobs in Hanover and all of Pennsylvania.
More Manufacturing Jobs = More Work Injuries
According to the National Safety Commission’s 2012 annual report, there were 14,335,000 manufacturing workers in the U.S. as of 2011, of which 14,238,000 were in the private sector. Of all manufacturing occupations studied, Production jobs were the leaders among workplace injuries that required time away from work – there were 81,750 cases in 2011. The second leading manufacturing occupation was Transportation, with 22,280 cases – a little over a quarter of that.
Most Common Manufacturing Workplace Injuries
Sprains and Strains are the most commonly reported injuries across the board of all Workers’ Compensation claims. Manufacturing job injuries are no different, as there were 39,790 cases reported. The runner up was Cuts & Lacerations, with less than half that number at 14,770. The body parts most effected were the Trunk, Hands & Shoulders.
Help for Those Injured at Work or On-The-Job
Our Pennsylvania law office has a PA Workers’ Compensation team, and each Work Comp Attorney at our firm is well versed in the latest changes to Workers’ Compensation legislation. We know the process is complicated, we know the deadlines we must meet to get your Workers’ Compensation claim approved the first time. If you have already been denied Work Comp benefits, don’t give up, we can help you file an appeal too, and we offer a FREE Consultation about your legal rights.