The men and women who maintain gas and utility lines have a crucial job that keeps us supplied with power, heat, and water. Even regular maintenance puts gas and utility workers at high risk for work accidents and injuries.
Gas and utility workers often perform work under emergency circumstances, such as when storms knock out power lines, adding the risks that come with severe weather to an already dangerous profession.
Utility workers install, repair and maintain gas lines, electrical lines, pipes, transformers, fuses, meters, voltage regulators, power line poles, and towers. They can be called to work at any time of the day or night and they often work at elevated heights. The work is dangerous, physically demanding, and can result in serious injuries. Fatalities are unfortunately a reality in the industry.
Every employer has the responsibility to ensure a safe workplace for their employees. Utility companies can do this by implementing OSHA safety standards and protocols and providing training and personal protective equipment for employees.
Workers who are injured on the job have access to Workers’ Compensation benefits that pay for medical care, lost wages, and disability. Families who have lost a loved one are eligible for death benefits. Consulting an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney can help ensure your claim will be successful.
If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, contact a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer of Gross & Kenny, LLP. Call 267-589-0090 or complete our online form to schedule an initial consultation. Our offices are located in Philadelphia, allowing us to serve Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
At Gross & Kenny, LLP we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.
The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.
Currently, our law firm is remaining open to serve your legal needs. If you were working light duty or modified duty as a result of a work injury in Pennsylvania and were recently laid off or terminated from your job due to the Coronavirus you may be entitled to weekly workers' compensation checks for lost wages moving forward. Contact us to find out . We are open and ready to assist.
We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations should you have any concerns about keeping your scheduled appointments with us. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.
Should you have any concerns regarding an upcoming meeting with us, please contact us online or call (215) 512-1500.
We are continuing to fight on behalf of our clients and that we are all able to handle things even if mandated by the government that we work remotely.
Thank you and take care.