Injured at Work? Your Case is Our Cause
Which Law Firm Can Help With Worker's Compensation in Pittsburgh?
Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system was created to protect employees and employers alike by providing workers who get injured on the job with benefits for medical care and wage loss — while at the same time shielding employers from civil lawsuits.
Unfortunately, both the system and the employers who pay into it are often are too quick to deny the claim of an injured worker.
If you were injured in a workplace-related accident or hurt by a defective and dangerous product at your employer, the personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can help you receive the compensation and benefits you deserve.
There may be more than one path to compensation available if you are injured while on the job and you may have claims against both your employer and against a third party. Contact our team today for a free review of your case. There is no fee for our services unless you win your case.
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What Can We Help You With?
Slips, Trips, Defective Machinery, Poorly Maintained Property
What Are Some Common Work Related Injuries?
Workplace injuries can occur at any moment, especially with inherently dangerous jobs like construction, warehouses, manufacturing, and heavy equipment operators.
Common Workplace Injuries Can Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- Slips, trips, and falls caused by dangerous property and unsafe premises
- Personal injuries caused by defective products like machinery and power tools
- Vehicle-related accidents and collisions
- Injuries and chemical burns caused by hazardous materials
- Electric shock and electrocution
- Burn injuries caused by fire and explosions
- Overexertion injuries caused by repetitive stress
Power Tools, Saws, Heavy Machinery
What Are Some Common Products That Can Potentially Cause a Work Related Injury?
Workers that use equipment and power tools every day expect that those tools are both properly designed and manufactured while also being maintained and serviced at regular intervals if provided by their employer.
Unfortunately, a worker can suffer a personal injury if a defective product finds its way into their hands.
Having to file a workers’ compensation claim, especially one that was caused by a defective or dangerous piece of equipment or machinery, may require an attorney that has the knowledge and experience to pursue multiple avenues to ensure fair and just recovery is awarded. Be sure to partner with a team that has expertise in workers’ compensation while also having a strong focus on products liabilities.
Common Products, Tools, Devices, Equipment, and Machinery That Can Cause Workplace Related Accidents Include:
- Heavy equipment and machinery
- Power tools, drills, and table saws
- Incorrectly assembled scaffolding and ladders
- Improperly maintained or defective company vehicles, trucks, cars, and vans
- Missing or defective safety features
- Missing stickers and communications about potential safety hazards
Who Is Responsible if I Am Hurt on the Job?
Ensuring that an injured worker receives proper compensation for a workplace injury takes an attorney that is familiar with workers’ compensation matters, but also other legal matters.
If you are injured on the job there may be multiple routes and parties to pursue to ensure that your compensation is fair for the injuries that were sustained. This may include manufacturers of a particular piece of equipment or device that caused the injury in addition to the employer.
Workplace injuries caused by equipment – especially ones found to be defective – require expertise and attorneys that focus on that specific matter.
The team at Schiffman Firm has over 100 years of combined trial experience, with a focus on products liability cases – we’re the firm that can ensure all responsible parties are sought after in any workplace injury or workers’ compensation claim.
Responsible Parties in a Wokers' Compenstation Claim May Include
- The employer
- If the workplace injury was caused by a defective or dangerous piece of equipment:
- The manufacturer
- The distributor
- Any third party that may service or maintain the equipment in question
Who Is Respsonible for Paying Worker’s Compensation Benefits?
Under Pennsylvania law, the employer is responsible for paying workers’ compensation benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Do I Do if I Was Hurt on the Job?
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related medical condition, suffered an industrial accident, injured while on the job, or while off the premises performing an act for your employer, the attorneys at Schiffman Firm can help you to receive benefits. This starts with three important actions:
- Seek appropriate medical care
- Notify your employer of the accident or medical diagnosis as soon as possible
- Contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney
At Schiffman Firm, we know how Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system is supposed to work and — more importantly — we know how to make the system work for our clients. As experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, we will protect your rights.
We will answer your questions, explain the issues and the process clearly, and prepare you for what to expect as the claim moves forward through the workers’ comp system.
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From personal injury to product liability - Schiffman Firm has the legal expertise and experience to take on a wide variety of cases with a proven track record of delivering results for their clients.
Our attorneys are always ready to listen to your case. Contact us today for a free review of your case - you don't pay anything for our legal services unless you win your case.