WORKPLACE INJURIES - WORKERS' COMPENSATION

 
Workers' Compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related injury or illness. Some laws also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most work accidents. State Workers Comp statutes establish this framework for most employment. Federal statutes are limited to federal employees or those workers employed in some significant aspect of interstate commerce.

If you believe that you or a family member has suffered a severe or disabling injury on the job, contact us. We can analyze the circumstances of your injury and its causes to give you a sound explanation of your rights. We can also assemble a team of forensic experts to begin investigating the facts that bear upon proof of the defendant's liability and the full extent of your damages. At the same time, we work with you and your treating physicians to make sure that you have all of the medical treatment and diagnostic tests you need to support your physical recovery.

Another problem frequently encountered in industrial or occupational injury cases is to find a defendant who can be held accountable to you for the full range of your injuries, economic losses, and pain and suffering. Under normal circumstances, you cannot sue your own employer for personal injury damages suffered in a workplace accident, unless the employer was grossly negligent or has no workers' compensation coverage in place. If your accident was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, however, such as an independent contractor, a third party contactor, or even a careless driver while you were on the road in the course of your work.

We handle workplace injury claims in the following settings:

  • Construction site accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Manufacturing accidents
  • Electrocution or explosion resulting in burns or death
  • Injuries in warehouses, freight yards, or harbor facilities
  • Falls from heights or blunt force impact from falling objects
  • Toxic exposure injuries

If you believe that you might have work related case, you should seek legal advice immediately. The initial consultation is always free and we can come and meet you at your home. We handle cases in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia.