West Chester Workplace Injury Lawyer
Workplace injuries are common in the United States, and physical laborers are not the only ones who get hurt. Office employees with desk jobs sustain injuries as well. Whether you are a physical laborer or an in-office employee, if you suffered injuries at work, you may have a right to compensation for your losses.
The workplace injury attorneys at Wilk Law will assist you in filing a workers’ compensation claim and advise you of other legal options available to pay for your injuries. Wilk Law’s workplace injury attorneys are:
- Experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of workplace injury law;
- Skilled at winning workplace accident settlements and verdicts; and
- Caring and empathetic towards victims of workplace injuries and their struggles.
Let Wilk Law answer your workplace injury questions, address any of your concerns, and provide you with accident-related referrals for your care. Contact us today at (855) 946-3678 to schedule your free, confidential consultation. Wilk Law will fight to ensure your employer and other responsible parties fairly and justly compensate you.
When to Hire a West Chester Workplace Injury Attorney for Help
Workplace injury accidents can be complicated and place unnecessary stress and strain on injured workers. There are strict deadlines, extensive paperwork, and specific rules to follow when filing a workers’ compensation claim, and sometimes an additional, third-party lawsuit needs filing.
You should seek the assistance of an experienced workplace injury attorney like ours at Wilk Law whenever your workplace injury claim becomes overwhelming, or any of the following situations occur:
- Your employer denies your claim;
- There is an unexplainable delay in your workers’ compensation benefits;
- Your employer’s workers’ compensation settlement does not cover your lost wages or medical expenses;
- Your injuries prevent you from returning to work;
- You are already receiving Social Security benefits;
- Your employer fires, demotes, or retaliates against you in any way after you file for workers’ compensation benefits; or
- There was a third-party, other than your employer, involved in your injuries.
Wilk Law’s workplace injury attorneys will handle every aspect of your workers’ compensation and third-party injury claim from investigation through negotiation and settlement, or trial. Consult with a professional at no cost today.
Causes of Workplace Accidents in West Chester
National Safety Council (NSC) studies show a worker gets injured on the job every seven seconds. Overexertion from manual labor is the most cited cause of workplace accidents.
Other causes of workplace accidents are:
- Slips, trips, and falls;
- Falling objects;
- Running into stationary objects;
- Car or truck accidents;
- Crushing due to machine entanglement;
- Repetitive motions; and
- Co-worker violence.
Workplace Accident Injuries in West Chester
Workplace accident injuries may be minor and need only first aid. These injuries may include:
- First-degree burns;
- Small cuts;
- Muscle strains; and
Serious workplace accidents can cause lifelong, catastrophic injuries and even lead to death. Major workplace injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Burn injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Skin and lung diseases;
- Amputation and disfigurement;
- Neck and back injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis;
- Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury; and
- Hearing and vision loss.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Third-Party Claims
Workers’ compensation will pay for medical care and a portion of lost wages regardless of fault for workplace injuries. In return, an injured worker cannot sue their employer except in cases of extreme negligence.
The workers’ compensation system can work well since it pays for worker injuries without asking any liability questions. However, there are instances that leave injured workers with unpaid accident-related costs.
Workers with remaining costs may qualify for a third-party accident claim. A third-party claim allows workers to recover damages from parties they come into contact with while on the job. Injured workers can file both a third-party claim and a workers’ compensation claim.
Third-party claims are unlike workers’ compensation claims in that workers have to prove the third-party was at-fault for their workplace injuries. If you suspect a third-party is responsible for your workplace injuries, call Wilk Law today.
Contact a West Chester Workplace Injury Attorney Today
At Wilk Law, our workplace injury attorneys will evaluate your claim and offer you an honest legal opinion at no cost or risk to you. Wilk Law cares about you, and getting you the compensation you need to live your best life.
Some of the locations in and around Chester County our law firm serves includes West Chester, Coatesville, Downingtown, Philadelphia, Berwyn, Frazer, Kennett Square, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Valley Forge, and more.