If you or a loved one is injured while on a dangerous work site or due to a dangerous condition of your workplace, you may be confused regarding what options are available to pay your medical bills, lost wages, and compensate you for your pain, suffering, and anxiety. The attorneys at Schiffman Firm know the stress and anxiety you feel when unable to work and provide financial support. We understand the pain, hardships, and sleepless nights that injured workers can experience.
There may be workers’ compensation benefits available to you. These benefits are created to protect both employees and employers by providing workers who get injured on the job with benefits for medical care and wage loss and shielding employers from civil lawsuits.
However, this may not be the only avenue open to you to obtain compensation. This is particularly important because workers’ compensation will provide some benefits but will not permit any recovery for all the damages on which you cannot put a price tag.
If you have been injured due to a dangerous condition at a workplace, you may be able to bring an action against a third party who created the danger or permitted the dangerous workplace condition to exist.
Our attorneys have been successful in obtaining millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for persons injured on job sites. These workers were injured when workers employed by other contractors left tools or other objects on the workplace floor causing a trip and fall hazard, when there were unguarded hazards caused by the person in charge of the land, when there were unmarked or incorrectly maintained power lines on a workplace site, when there was a malfunctioning elevator and in numerous other situations.
Further, you may have a claim against the company that manufactured or sold a defective or dangerous machine or equipment to your employer. A few examples of the many cases in which we have recovered for injured workers due to the dangers posed by the workplace is when a machine did not have a proper guard to protect a worker whose hand became tangled in the machine, safety apparel which not adequately protect a worker’s hand, and a tool malfunctioning causing a head injury to the worker. In each of these cases, as in many others, the injured worker was able to recover workers’ compensation benefits and receive compensation from another party as well.
Representing a worker receiving payments from both workers’ compensation and another party requires particular expertise in order to enable the injured worker to obtain the maximum amount of any available compensation. We have the experience and knowledge to negotiate liens, structure settlements, and provide for trusts if the need arises for our clients.
We provide our services to people residing throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania.
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If you or someone you care about has sustained an injury due to a dangerous workplace, you need the right attorneys. Contact us today for a free case assessment. In most instances, there are no costs or fees for our representation in personal injury cases unless we recover money on your behalf. Contact us to find out more about our services.