Thousands of employees are injured at work every year and many work accidents result in serious injuries and death. If you were injured at work then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Depending upon the circumstances of the injury, you may be eligible to receive compensation through either the Workers’ Compensation system, or a personal injury lawsuit, or both.
Your employer is responsible for taking all reasonable measures to secure your safety on the job.
Not all injuries are physical. If you have suffered physically, emotionally or financially, you may be entitled to financial compensation for these losses. In fatal cases, families may also be entitled to compensation.
Some of the more frequent causes of work related injuries include:
- Slip and Fall/ Trip and Fall
- Stairway Falls
- Construction accidents
- Falls from ladders
- Falling objects
- Improper training or procedures
- OSHA violations
- Getting hurt using office equipment or machinery
- Broken or defective products or machinery
- Improper scaffolding
- Improper or missing safety devices
- Vehicle Accidents
- Hazardous Premises
Workplace injuries can result in a variety of physical and mental impairments including:
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Back injury
- Brain injury
- Burn injury
- Head injury
- Neck injury
- Shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
If you have been significantly injured or lost time from work as the result of an injury, we want to hear your story.
Some injuries can lead to permanent disabilities, however not all injuries are permanent. As a result, you may be entitled to payment for a partial impairment.Partial impairment results in an incapacity that prevents an employee from doing their job. Medical evidence will determine the extent of your temporary as well as permanent disability. The value of your claim depends, in large part, on the extent of your injury and the cause.
What should you do if you are the victim of a workplace injury?
If you are injured at work, you should notify your employer about the injury as soon as possible. Report the injury in writing and keep a copy of the report for your records.
Obtain medical help for your work related injury without delay.
File a claim for worker’s compensation as soon as possible.
Consult with a qualified workplace injury attorney who can advise you on your rights and help you obtain the maximum compensation available under the law.
You have the right to receive proper compensation for the injuries sustained from a workplace related injury! You may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering in addition to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Mr. Gagliano represents clients throughout the Delaware Valley and the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey including clients in Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County, Lehigh County, Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, Atlantic County and Mercer County. We offer free consultations and are available to drive to your location and meet with you if you are unable to travel.