Work Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia
What is a Workplace accident?
A workplace accident is simply any accident which occurs while you are working. Generally, going to and from work is not a work related accident. However, if you drive for a living or are driving as part of your job (for example making a delivery at the request of your employer) then you would be eligible for Workers Compensation benefits if you were injured. The general rule is that if you were injured while working, you meet the workplace injury definition.
Injuries which prevent you from working can be very difficult on the injured person but also has an effect on your family. Worries about mounting medical bills and loss income can paralyze a person and their family. If this is happening to you or a loved one or close friend, you should contact a lawyer who can help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, our Lawyers will assist you with your claim. The consultation is completely free, you simply call. It's that easy.
What are some of the kinds of workplace injuries that people sustain?
Basically any injury that you sustain while at work is a workplace injury. Here are some examples:
- Head Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Lung damage
- Heart Issues
- Loss of Limbs
- Neck Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Muscle strains
What if I was injured while at work but it is caused by someone not related to my job?
These are called third party cases. Here is an example of a third party case:
A person is on a delivery for their job and is driving to the destination. They are deemed to be at work. The person is stopped at a red light and gets rear ended by the vehicle behind them and the crash causes serious injuries to the person delivering for work. The injured worker would have a worker's compensation claim for medical bills, treatment and wage loss. The injured worker would have an additional claim against the person who caused the car crash for pain and suffering, future pain and suffering and all other damages available.
Under the above example, you would need to contact a lawyer. At Greg Prosmushkin, PC, our lawyers and staff will help coordinate the work carrier's payment of wages and medical bills and we would bring a claim against the at fault driver. If you were injured by another while at work or while working, contact our office for a free consultation. We can help!
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.