Philadelphia Work Injury Lawyer
Any workplace can be riddled with hazardous and dangerous conditions. Construction accidents, chemical exposure, hazardous spills and heavy equipment failure are all types of incidents that can lead to injuries or death at job sites. When an employer neglects to provide a safe environment for employees and an injury on the job occurs, we get justice. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. we know the law. We know the complications and confusions that are entailed with dealing with insurance companies. And above all, we know how to get results. When you put the power of our knowledge and experience on your side, you will get the compensation that you deserve.
What Is a Workplace Accident?
A workplace accident is simply any accident which takes place while you are working. Typically, going to and from work does not count as a work-related accident. However, if you drove for a living, or were 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 may have an effect on your family. Worries about mounting medical bills and loss of income can paralyze a person and their family. If this is happening to you, a loved one, or a close friend, then you should contact an attorney who can help. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our lawyers will assist you with your claim. The consultation is completely free, and to receivie it, you just need to 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
- Brain Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Heart Issues
- Lung damage
- Muscle strains
- Loss of Limbs
What if I Was Injured while at Work, but It Is Caused by Someone Not Related to My Job?
Cases like these are known as 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 their 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.
In the above example, you would need to contact an attorney. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our lawyers and staff will help coordinate the work carrier’s payment of wages and medical bills, and we will 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.