Types of Workers We Help
Helping Injured Workers Get Back on Their Feet
The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. have decades of extensive experience advocating for injured workers across multiple states. We have built our reputation aggressively working to protect the rights of workers injured in all types of workplace accidents.
Recovering compensation for your work-related injury should be easy, but too often employers and their insurers find a way to deny claims for work injuries and their treatment. Let the dedicated Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Freedman & Lorry, P.C. advocate for you so that you can focus on your recovery.
Some of the injured workers we help include the following:
Construction workers – The many hazards of the construction site result in not only many injuries, but also fatalities from falls, electrocution, being struck by objects, and being caught between objects.
Factory workers – Many factory jobs are physically strenuous. That, combined with long shifts, can lead to accidents. Factory workers can suffer sprains and strains and repetitive stress disorders from the physical work they do. They are also at risk for crushing injuries, should they become entangled in factory machines.
Healthcare workers – The workers who provide healthcare for the rest of us are not immune from work accidents. They can be injured when lifting patients, from slip and falls, chemical exposure, and can be exposed to infectious diseases through needle sticks. Healthcare workers are also at high risk for workplace violence.
Office workers – While the office environment can appear relatively benign, office workers are at risk for a number of different injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that slip and falls are the most common cause of disabling work injuries in offices. Office workers can also suffer from respiratory ailments, back pain, vision problems, and incur repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome from constant computer use.
Public safety workers – First responders such as firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical technicians are on call 24/7 to keep our communities safe. Many states, including Pennsylvania, have special provisions for these workers should they suffer a work accident.
If you are a public safety worker who has been injured on the job, consult with a qualified Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer to see if you are eligible for additional benefits.
Restaurant and kitchen workers – Restaurant industry jobs are grueling and rife with dangers from cutting equipment to greasy or wet floors. Common injuries suffered by restaurant and kitchen workers are cuts and lacerations; burns from steam, oil, or hot appliances; overexertion from lifting heavy kitchen staples; and repetitive stress injuries from hours of completing the same kitchen tasks.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you have been injured at work, you should report your injury to your employer and see a medical professional for treatment. Then you may want to consult with an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer who can explain the claims process and help ensure you file your claim within the proper time limits. Many insurance companies will question the validity of your injury claim to try to deny you the benefits you are entitled to; and having a qualified lawyer on your side can make all the difference.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. Advocate for Injured Workers
At Freedman & Lorry, P.C. we have been representing workers across every type of industry for more than 65 years. We have the skill and experience to recover maximum compensation for your work injury, no matter your profession. We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina from our offices in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill and Pinehurst. To speak with one of our dedicated Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers about obtaining the maximum allowable benefits for your case, contact us online or call us at 888-999-1962.