Protecting Your Rights After a Workplace Accident
You can do everything in your power to avoid being hurt at work, and yet an accident can still be unavoidable. No matter how cautious and how responsible you are, you are still at the mercy of others who may be less so. Moreover, some occupations are just inherently dangerous. When an accident occurs, it can turn your world upside down, sometimes changing your life forever.
Our legal team at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello understands what you are going through. Not only are you suffering the shock and physical challenges of a work injury, but you must also face the reality that the bills will keep coming.
Your main priority should be to get the best medical care possible, and to heal. Our Media Workers’ Compensation lawyers can help you to receive the compensation you need to make your journey easier, and to bring you peace of mind while you recover.
Common Work Accidents
There are many types of work accidents that can cause devastating injuries. But even less-serious injuries can interrupt your routine and can leave you with a mounting stack of medical bills and other costs. You may even miss work while you recover.
The following are a few of the most common types of work accidents:
Construction Accidents – A fall from a ladder or from scaffolding, being struck by falling objects, becoming entangled in machinery – construction sites can be very dangerous places, and there are a wide range of injuries that can happen.
Electrocution – Construction sites are works in progress, and they may expose workers to improperly maintained equipment, exposed wiring, power lines and more, creating great potential for electrocution.
Explosions – Whether caused by flammable liquids, gas, or any other source, explosions can cause severe burns, injuries, and death.
Forklift Accidents – Serious injuries can happen when a forklift is driven off a loading dock, when it falls off elevated pallets and tines, or when it falls between a dock and an unsecured trailer.
Heavy Equipment Accidents – Common heavy equipment accidents include getting pinned by heavy machinery, getting crushed under collapsing structures, getting caught and dragged by moving machinery, and more.
Healthcare Accidents – Patient violence, needlesticks, exposure to blood-borne pathogens, heavy lifting incidents – all of these and more can occur in a healthcare environment.
Motor Vehicle Accidents – If you are driving or riding in a motor vehicle for a work-related activity and an accident occurs, you should be entitled to the financial compensation you need to get the best medical care and to cover your bills while you recover.
Office Injuries – An office injury could be anything from tripping and falling on a slippery floor, to a repetitive motion injury caused by performing the same movement over and over again for a long period of time, such as typing.
Slip and Fall Accidents – A slip and fall injury can occur in any workplace setting. You can fall down the steps in an office building, trip over debris on a construction site, and so on. Sometimes, even when you catch yourself before falling, you can experience torn ligaments or sprains.
Warehouse and Factory Accidents – There are a wide variety of things that can go wrong in a warehouse or factory setting. You may be exposed to hazardous materials; you may suffer ill effects from improper ventilation; or you may suffer an injury caused in many other ways – including by fires, improper use of equipment, malfunctioning equipment, and more.
Fatal Work Accidents – If your loved one has died in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to benefits as a survivor.
Media Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Protect Workers’ Rights to Benefits
After a workplace accident, there are certain steps that must be taken to protect your Workers’ Compensation claim and ensure that you get the medical care and other benefits you need and deserve. Please contact a Media Workers’ Compensation lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940 or contact us online for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the Philadelphia area, including but not limited to Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.
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