Types of Accidents
Injured in a Work Accident? You Have Rights
The workers’ compensation system ensures that workers who suffer injuries in a work-related accident will receive medical and other benefits. Even if you share responsibility for the accident that caused your injuries, you may be eligible for compensation. The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. have more than 65 years of experience helping injured workers obtain the benefits they need.
Many employers strive to maintain a safe workplace and comply with the applicable safety regulations. Though even under the best of conditions, a work accident can happen at any time. Because Pennsylvania mandates that most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance, nearly all Pennsylvania workers who are injured on the job are covered.
If you have questions about the circumstances surrounding your work accident, consult with a qualified Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer.
Types of Work Accidents
At Freedman & Lorry, P.C. we have extensive experience dealing with all types of workplace accidents including, but not limited to:
Building Collapse – A building collapse is a serious event in-and-of itself. It can trigger other major events like explosions, all of which can injure and kill workers in a large radius.
Caught In/Between Accidents – These accidents happen when a worker gets caught in moving machinery, pinned between a stationary and a moving object, or between two moving objects.
Construction Accidents – Construction is known as a high-risk industry, where workers spend their days near or operating heavy machinery and must often work at heights.
Crane Accidents – These massive pieces of heavy machinery are necessary in many industries, including construction, manufacturing, warehouses, and utility work. Because of their size, a crane accident can cause injuries to large numbers of workers, either through a crane tipover, improper installation or operation of the crane, or the crane losing its load.
Electrical Accidents – Electrical accidents can cause severe burns, shock, and even death when large amounts of electricity are involved. It is not only electricians who run the risk of electrical accidents; roofers, machine operators, crane operators, and maintenance crews all work in or around electrical wiring, power lines, and machinery which must be deenergized for cleaning.
Falls – Falls can happen in many different workplace settings, including construction, warehouses, utility work, offices and manufacturing. Falls can result in serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Heavy Equipment Accidents – Use of excavators, front-end loaders, cranes, backhoes, and bulldozers requires skilled and experienced operators, but accidents can happen to even the most seasoned veterans.
Machine Accidents – When safety precautions such as properly fitting guards are not in place, the moving parts of machinery can injure the workers who operate it, or worse, a worker may become entangled in the moving parts. Conveyor belts, cutters, saws, and presses are all highly dangerous machines that can cause devastating injuries.
Struck-By Accidents – Being struck-by an object is one of the so-called “fatal four” accidents common to the construction industry, and the focus of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) campaign to reduce work fatalities.
Vehicle Accidents – Many workers drive on behalf of their employers. Injuries from vehicle accidents that happen in the course of duty or scope of employment are compensable under workers’ compensation law.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. Represent Those Injured in a Workplace Accident
If you have been injured in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the dedicated Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. for help filing a claim for your injuries. Our skilled legal team will work on your behalf to make sure you receive the maximum allowable compensation for your case. We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina from our offices in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill and Pinehurst. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 866-369-6060.