Many Pennsylvania employers hire additional labor during the holiday season to keep up with the fast pace of the season. While these employees work on a seasonal basis, they are still entitled to the same benefits as those who are permanent, full-time workers, including their eligibility for worker’s compensation. To learn more about recovering workers’ compensation as a seasonal worker, continue reading and reach out to our medication delivery service for workers’ compensation claims.
Do seasonal workers risk injury?
It is common for seasonal workers to lack training and experience. There are many employers who try to save money by not properly training temporary employees, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This lack of training and experience can lead to seasonal workers facing a higher risk of injury or illness. In 2013, OSHA launched a Temporary Worker Initiative. This initiative was created to draw attention to the importance of an employer’s responsibility to prevent temporary worker injuries.
The winter season brings its own set of dangers and risks for temporary employees, especially those who work in positions that are outside. Common injuries that may be sustained during the holiday season include the following:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Cold stress injuries
- Burns and electrical injuries
- Car accident injuries
Are temporary employees protected?
Employers are obligated to protect their employers from workplace hazards under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. This includes part-time and seasonal workers. This is done by identifying and remedying any workplace hazards that arise over time. These hazards will be required to be removed so that they do not pose a threat to employees. It is also important to understand that when an employer hires temporary workers from a staffing agency, they hold a joint responsibility to ensure the safety of these workers. The company’s safety and health hazards must be looked into by staffing agencies. Staffing agencies are also required to ensure temporary workers receive their required training, personal protective equipment, and other necessary safeguards.
If you have been injured in a work accident as a seasonal worker, do not hesitate to reach out to our medication delivery service for workers’ compensation claims to learn how we can assist you through this process.
If you have become the victim of an on-the-job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.