Workers’ Compensation Rights of Janitorial Services Workers
Skilled Lawyers Fight on Your Behalf
Cleaning professionals often work behind the scenes, but they are invaluable to any business. From keeping the roads free from debris, to sweeping the floors and clearing pathways of ice, to washing hotel sheets and ensuring that the tables in our restaurants are ready for the next party, these service industry workers really do help the world go ‘round. Because so many janitors, custodians and cleaning professionals work outside of a company’s home office, there is an increased chance of them being hurt by circumstances outside of an employer’s control. When that happens, workers’ compensation may be available to help them recover.
Larry Pitt & Associates. P.C. has helped cleaning professionals through the process of collecting benefits for more than four decades. We understand what kinds of dangers and conditions you face, so we work quickly and efficiently to get you the benefits you need when you need them.
Common Causes of Workplace Injuries
Cleaning professionals, janitors, and custodians can be severely injured in the normal course of their workday. We help workers and their families start down the path to recovery after they have been injured because of:
- Auto accidents on the way to the worksite
- Being hit by falling objects
- Burns and chemical burns
- Electric shock
- Falls from ladders or scaffolds
- Heat and cold stress
- Lifting heavy objects
- Repetitive movements
- Trips, slips and falls
- Toxic chemical exposure
When you are hurt and you cannot work, you don’t have to feel helpless or alone; Larry Pitt & Associates is there to help you protect your family and to answer any questions you have along the way. If you are an independent contractor who is not covered by workers’ compensation, we can help you file a third-party personal injury claim for compensation instead.
Assistance for Union and Government Workers
Our law firm has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with a number of local unions throughout Pennsylvania. We know that union workers may face unique circumstances and obligations when it comes to filing a claim. We work hand-in-hand with your doctors and your reps to ensure that every part of your application is filed correctly, quickly and efficiently.
We also work with municipal and state government employees, who have just as much of a claim to workers’ compensation as any other worker. If you are currently employed by a different cleaning company but have contracted with the state or a local government, please contact us to find out what steps you may need to take (in addition to the standard requirements for filing for workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania) before your claim can be filed. There may be different deadlines for filing depending on where you work, so talking to an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer is to your benefit.
Our Philadelphia Law Firm Assists Janitors, Custodians and Cleaning Professionals Who Have Sustained a Worksite Injury
Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. is there to help you when you are hurt at work. If you are a custodian, janitor or cleaning professional, and you have sustained an injury or contracted an illness related to the work that you do, we want to hear your story. Please call 888-PITT-LAW or fill out our contact form to schedule a free appointment with a compassionate Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer today. We are proud to serve clients in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.