Philadelphia Workplace Accident Lawyer

If you are injured in a workplace accident, you are entitled to compensation under Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Act regardless of who was at fault. Unfortunately, many employees don't receive all of the benefits they deserve because they are unfamiliar with the rules.

For more than 20 years, Philadelphia attorney Jeffrey S. Gross has aggressively fought for the rights of injured workers in Pennsylvania. If you have sustained an injury in an on-the-job accident, contact us today for a free initial consultation about your case.

What Types Of Work Accidents Are Covered By Workers' Compensation?

Any accident that occurs on the job is covered by workers' compensation. If you are injured, your employer is required to pay your medical bills and reimburse you for lost wages. The following are examples of the types of workplace accidents we frequently handle:

  • Construction accidents: Few jobs are as dangerous as construction, where workers may work in hazardous settings and in close proximity to heavy equipment.
  • Scaffolding accidents: Falls from scaffolding are a common type of construction accident, as well as being struck by objects dropped from workers on a scaffold.
  • Slip-and-fall accidents: Slip-and-fall accidents can occur due to wet and slippery surfaces, lose carpeting and other conditions. Regardless of why you fell, you are covered by workers' compensation if the accident occurred at work.
  • Forklift accidents: Forklift accidents are common in warehouses and settings where heavy items need to be lifted and transported.
  • Machine injuries: Punch presses, conveyer belts, cutters and other machines can cause catastrophic injuries such as amputations.
  • Car accidents: If the accident occurs on company business, it is covered by workers' compensation.

You have a right to workers' compensation benefits even if you were careless and caused the accident yourself. However, if you injured yourself deliberately or the accident resulted from drug or alcohol use, worker's compensation benefits may not be payable.

If the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party, you may have a right to recover additional compensation for damages such as pain and suffering by filing a personal injury claim.

Contact Our Workplace Accidents Lawyers In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We are ready and available to answer any question you may have about your right to receive compensation after a workplace injury. Contact us today for a free appointment. Call 215-720-1091.