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Pennsylvania Work Injury Attorneys
Work injuries result from accidents at the workplace occurring in the course of employment. Safety should be a given. Everybody, from employers to equipment manufacturers and contractors, has to do everything possible to minimize the chance of workplace accidents. When an accident occurs on a construction or other work site, the effects can be devastating.
If you or a family member has suffered an on-the-job injury or fatal accident at work, let a knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyer evaluate the facts of your case. At Naftulin & Shick, our attorneys have nearly 40 years of experience representing injury victims.
Contact us today. There is no cost to discuss your case, and we only take a fee if we recover a settlement for you. We represent clients throughout Bucks County, Carbon County, Lehigh County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, and Northampton County.
Financial Relief After a Workplace Accident
When employers or contractors cut corners, the results can be catastrophic. Often, the workers involved are tragically injured. Many permanently lose their ability to work and support their families. Injuries caused by falling objects, faulty machinery, falling debris, a collapsed trench, or negligent safety precautions can lead to a lifetime of suffering.
Possible workplace injuries can include:
- Head injury
- Back injury
- Brain or spinal cord injury
- Amputation or dismemberment
- Eye injury
- Crush injury
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Wrongful death
Workers’ Compensation Claims
To be eligible for workers’ compensation, you must have sustained your injuries during the course and scope of employment or your injuries must be related to your employment. Most disputed claims involve the second issue. Is the injury work-related? If you are severely injured by machinery at work, the company will most likely agree that your injury is work related. In many cases, your injury or illness may be an aggravation of a pre-existing condition. In these cases, you may need a medical witness to give an opinion regarding your bodily injury and the services of a skilled personal injury attorney to prove your case.
Third Party Claims
While there may be benefits available to the injured worker through workers’ compensation insurance, a workers’ compensation claim does not always lead to full compensation for the injuries you sustained. You may also have a personal injury claim against the individual or company responsible for your workplace accident.
Third party workplace injury claims are complicated. For example, workers’ compensation laws may prevent you from bringing a claim directly against your employer. Furthermore, mistakes in your third party claim can affect your workers’ compensation claim and vice versa. Our attorneys have years of experience helping injured workers bring both workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims against the negligent party. We understand how to handle these claims to obtain maximum recovery.
Contact Naftulin & Shick, Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or anyone you know has experienced a work injury and your employer has failed to give you benefits to which you are entitled, please contact a lawyer at Naftulin & Shick today. We will listen to you, evaluate the circumstances of your work injury, and advocate relentlessly for a fair settlement on your behalf.
We serve Philadelphia (Philly), Montgomery, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Chester, Berks, Lehighton, Pike, Lackawanna, Luzerne and Bucks Counties, including Philadelphia, Easton, Doylestown, Lehighton, Quakertown, Hellertown, Allentown, Bethlehem, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Hellertown, Pike, Lakawanna, Bensalem, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton.