Common Workplace Injuries for Philadelphia Employees
Skilled workers’ compensation lawyers serving clients throughout PA
In Pennsylvania a person is entitled to wage loss compensation and medical benefits if he or she is injured while working. Some injuries, however, happen to crop up more often than others due to the nature of the work. Regardless of how you sustained your injury, the Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Larry Pitt & Associates want to hear your story. We can help you through every stage of workers’ compensation process, and make sure to answer all of your questions along the way. If you need help filing a claim, we are here for you.
With multiple offices in and around Philadelphia, we have been able to reach clients throughout Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties for the last 35 years. We help you document your injuries, work with your doctors and your union representative when applicable, and ensure that your application for benefits is filed correctly the first time. You worke3d hard and paid into the workers’ compensation system for times just like this. Let us help you when you need help the most.
Types of claims we handle
Though we will fight on behalf of any person legitimately injured on the job in any industry, certain types of injuries and accidents are more common than others. At Larry Pitt & Associates, our team of skilled workers’ compensation attorneys has successfully represented victims of:
- Slipping and falling injuries, including ladder and scaffolding injuries
- Being struck by an object at work
- Motor vehicle accidents at work
- Heavy machinery accidents, including accidents on forklifts or involving cranes
- Toxic exposures
- Occupational diseases
- Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, or injuries sustained from bending or lifting
- Work-related mental stress
- Work-related heart attack or stroke
- Work-related loss of vision or hearing
These types of injuries can happen to almost any worker in any industry. Slips and falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries, and no one is immune from the risk. Whether your collar is blue or white, whether you are in a union or not, whether you are employed part-time or full-time – at Larry Pitt & Associates, we have the skills, resources and experience behind us to help you plan for your future. It does not cost you a thing to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer at our Philadelphia office, but it end up costing you thousands if you choose not to apply for benefits, or if you try to go it alone.
Additional options for injured workers
When your injury or illness is long-term or permanent, and will prevent you from being able to work for at least one year – or potentially for the rest of your life – our Philadelphia law firm can help you apply for Social Security Disability. We have helped thousands of people over the last three decades obtain the benefits they needs from workers’ compensation and the Social Security Administration, and we can help you, too. You and your lawyer will review your case together, and we can help you assess your needs and the best way to go about fulfilling them.
In some cases, you may be able to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit against the person who is responsible for your injury, which might be your only option if you are a non-employee or contractor. We can examine the evidence and review your claim to determine whether or not this is the right option for you.
See why your co-workers are talking about Larry Pitt & Associates
Not every injury has to be life-threatening in order for you to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania. At Larry Pitt & Associates, we can help you get the money you need to protect yourself and your family while you recover. For more information about our services, or to see if you have a case, please call us at 1.888.748.8529 or fill out our contact form. We are proud to help injured workers throughout Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.