It’s Labor Rights Week in Pennsylvania and across the Nation

From August 29 to September 4, 2016, the nation celebrates Labor Rights Week.  Specifically,

During Labor Rights Week, we remind ALL those that work in the United States of their right to:

A safe and healthy workplace free of obvious hazards

Fair wages — including overtime pay and the federal minimum wage

Say something to your employer about unsafe conditions or unfair wages

Far too many times, we have seen workers that we represent injured from unsafe and hazardous conditions.  Often, these types of conditions have simple solutions and fixes, but some employers chose to ignore them, putting workers at unnecessary risks.  

In our area in Central Pennsylvania, we particularly see these types of situations in warehouses and distribution centers.   Specifically, we have seen injuries result from unsafe stacking of product or boxes, when then topple, and injure employees.  We have seen forklift accidents due to outdated or faulty equipment, and also due to poor or little training on forklifts, pallet jacks, and other equipment.   We see conditions that cause repetitive type injuries that lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome , shoulder pain, and neck pain.

This celebratory week is to help raise awareness levels in the work place and the board rooms to create safer, healthier work environments.  Spread the word!

Mooney & Associates represents injured workers across Central Pennsylvania.  We are also represent injured Federal Government employees in Federal Workers Compensation.  Call us today at 717-200-HURT.  We have offices located in Chambersburg, Carlisle, Shippensburg, Harrisburg, York, Hanover, Gettysburg, and more.   Our consultations for workers compensation, federal workers compensation, social security disability, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, and long term disability denials are always FREE.

Mark Buterbaugh

Attorney representing injured workers and Social Security Disability clients in Pennsylvania and Maryland.