Injured at Work? Your Case is Our Cause
Which Law Firm Handles Workplace Injury Lawsuits?
If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury at a dangerous work site or is hurt by a dangerous property condition at work, 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 understand the stress and confusion you feel when unable to work and provide financial support. We understand the hardships and that sleepless nights that injured workers can experience. Recovering from a workplace injury can be stressful even without knowing what to do next.
Our attorneys have been successful in obtaining millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for persons injured on the job. With over 100 years of combined trial experience, our legal team knows the complexities and how to navigate the nuances of any workplace injury case.
This experience and expertise – combined with our determination to win – ensures that we will aggressively represent your case to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you know was hurt on the job, contact the workplace injury team at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh today for a free assessment of your claims. You won’t have to pay our firm anything unless you win your case.
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Workplace Injuries and Accidents Resource Center
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Slips, Falls, Moving Objects
What Are Some Common Workplace Injuries?
A workplace injury can happen to anyone, no matter what type of job.
From slips and falls caused by hazardous walking conditions to being struck by a falling or moving object, there are millions of workers hurt on the job every year in the United States.
According to the United States Department of Labor Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) these common scenarios and others make up the top 10 most frequently city OSHA standards make up the bulk of reported incidents.
However, just because your injury doesn’t fall into the most common doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek legal counsel.
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.
Top 10 Most Frequent Workplace Injuries (Per OSHA)
- Slips and falls caused by dangerous and unsafe premises
- Dangerous chemicals (hazard communication)
- Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate and educate on the potential hazards of the products they produce
- Scaffolding falls and injuries
- Falls from ladders
- Electric shock and control of hazardous energy
- Typically seen when a worker is servicing or maintaining a piece of equipment and an unexpected startup occurs and the stored energy is released – this could things like steam valves, electrical work, conveyor belts, etc
- Injuries from industrial trucks like forklifts or defective tools and machinery
- Injuries due to lack or improper eye and face protection
- Injuries from moving or falling equipment
Getting What You Deserve
How Does Wokers' Compenstation Help?
If you are injured in a workplace accident, 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.
Schiffman Firm has Expertise in Workplace Injury Cases
Representing a worker receiving payments from both workers’ compensation and another party requires particular expertise in order to ensure the accident victim is able to obtain the maximum amount of any available compensation.
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to negotiate liens, structure settlements, and provide for trusts if the need arises for our clients.
Your Employer and Others Could Be Liable
Who can liable in a workplace accident?
The most common liability lies with the employer.
However, 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.
In one example, a victim was injured when workers employed by other contractors left tools or other objects on the workplace floor creating an unsafe premise and causing a trip and fall hazard.
Other examples include manufacturers of dangerous or defective machinery and vendors hired to ensure the safety of others.
Other liable parties could include, but are not limited to:
- Power tool and heavy equipment manufacturers
This is especially probable if a tool or piece of equipment is found to be a defective product – Read: What is product liability?
- Contractors or vendors providing services to job sites
An example could be a company providing traffic control and safety flagging
Statute of Limitations
How long do I have to file a workers' compensation claim in Pennsylvania?
The statute of limitations for workers’ compensation in the state is Pennsylvania claims is three years from the date of injury.
This means that an injured worker has three years – from the date of the accident – to file a claim.
Keep in mind that responding and acting on any personal injury case puts you in a better position to receive compensation for any damages that occurred.
If you or someone you care about was injured while working you need to contact the personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our team will listen to your case and provide a free review and evaluation. We’ll take the time to explain the legal process to you and guide you on whether you should settle your claim or take your case to court.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I'm injured at work?
If you find yourself injured in a workplace accident it’s ideal that you speak with a workplace injury attorney as soon as possible.
While the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania is three years from the date of the incident to file a workers’ compensation claim, it is still best to act as quickly as possible to ensure proper evidence can be gathered to help support your case.
Here’s an example of the steps to take after a workplace injury:
- Seek medical treatment
If you are hurt on the job seek medical attention immediately.Not only is this the best thing for your health safety, but this is also the most important step in any workplace injury case. Whether you visit your primary care provider/physician or you go to an urgent care center – be sure to let the medical professionals know how you were injured, what you were doing – most importantly – be sure that you obtain documents about your treatment.
- Notify your direct supervisor and human resources department
In order to be eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits you must notify and alert your employer.Reach out to your direct supervisor in writing to let them know you were hurt on the job. Also, be sure to contact your employer’s human resources department – even if you are not told to do so.
- Keep and Store All Your Documents
Organize all of your medical bills, pharmacy receipts, medical reports, doctor’s orders, and any other document related to your workplace injury.Also, try to record the future impact of your workplace injury by documenting all of your lost wages and how any future costs your workplace injury may impact on your everyday life.
You can contact Schiffman Firm attorneys for a free consultation about your workplace injury case at any time. Our team can help guide you through the legal process and we will work aggressively in getting the compensation you deserve from getting injured while working.
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