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Pennsylvania school bus worker injured by students

Some jobs in Pennsylvania are obviously dangerous. When heavy equipment, dangerous tools or other hazards are present on the job site, it only takes a small mistake to cause a serious workplace accident. However, in other jobs, the dangers are less obvious, but they may still be there. Especially when people work with members of the public, there is always an unknown element that can cause a dangerous workplace injury.

Recently, a Pennsylvania school bus employee was injured. Some might suspect that a car accident caused the injury, however, it was the students on the bus. In this case, reports claim that a fight broke out among several students one afternoon. During the altercation, the school bus employee was hit in the chest. By the time police arrived the suspects had fled from the scene. However, police say that charges are pending and that they are still investigating the incident. Following the accident, the school bus employee had to receive medical treatment at a local hospital.

When job injuries, like this one, occur, employees can be left with huge financial consequences. Even injuries that seem like no big deal at the time have to potential to cause long-lasting symptoms. Workers may need to seek medical attention again and again before an issue is finally resolved.

In cases of workplace accidents, workers should make sure they always seek medical care, even for seemingly small injuries. In many cases, documentation is necessary if the worker needs to seek compensation for their injuries in the future. A medical professional will be able to assess the seriousness of the injury and make sure it is properly treated.

Following medical attention, Pennsylvania workers should explore their legal rights. To cover the cost of medical treatment, lost wages or other damages caused by the workplace accident, workers' compensation may be available. However, in order to qualify for workers' compensation, people may need documentation to show how they were injured and how severe the injuries were.

Source: WHTM, "Employee injured in fight on school bus," Myles Snyder, Sept. 25, 2013

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