Philadelphia Workplace Accident Lawyer
Any accident which happens while at work counts as a workplace accident. To have an accident while at work does not mean you need to be physically at your work site. UPS drivers, US postal workers, delivery persons, and home health care aids all work in the field. An accident that occurs while in the field is still covered by applicable workers’ compensation laws. Injuries which keep you from work, and require medical treatment, can reap havoc on loved ones and families, because of the mounting bills which are accumulated and lack of regular pay. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. Our personal injury lawyers will help you with your claim. To find out about your workplace injury, call our office, the consultation is absolutely free.
Every time you go to work, you should expect a safe environment in the workplace. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Serious workplace injuries due to negligent safety protections and defective equipment are a tragic reality for workers in all occupations. On average, a worker will suffer from an injury or illness every seven seconds in this country. Slips, falls, and trips being one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and deaths, especially in areas of work like construction where individuals work from great heights. These types of injuries often leave people unable to support themselves and their families, leaving long-lasting financial burdens on everyone affected.
What if I Am Injured by Another Driver while on the Road for Work? Can I Bring a Claim Against that Person and Still Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Absolutely! In fact, if you are working at the time that someone other than a co-worker is negligent, you must use workers compensation to pay your wage and medical bill. The law provides that type of workers compensation as the sole payer in cases where you are at work and injured by a third-party.
Will I Have to Reimburse Workers’ Compensation if I Recover Money from the Third-Party?
Yes. you will, under most circumstances, be required to pay back a portion of your third party settlement to the Workers’ Compensation carrier for your employer. It is your obligation to do so. These situations can become confusing, because you do not need to reimburse your work insurance the entire amount. To help you weave through these complex issues, contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. The consultation is completely free of charge!
Some of the Injuries that You Can Get from a Work-Related Accident Are:
- Loss of A Limb
- Muscle Strains
- Back and neck injuries
- Lung injuries
- Heart injuries
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
You have no burden of proof when injured at work. You simply need to be working when the injury occurs. You cannot sue your employer unless your employer does not carry Workers’ Compensation benefits. If this occurs, contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin P.C. for a free consultation. We can help!
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.