If you’re like most Americans, you spend more hours at work than any other place except your home. It is important that when you go to work, you are confident that you are in a safe environment; your employer is primarily responsible for making it so. Philadelphia work injury lawyer Leonard K. Hill believes that every employer has a duty to its workers to maintain the premises in a safe condition and avoid any situations or hazards that could result in an employee being injured. Of course, some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, for example, construction or oil rig work but that simply means that workplace safety procedures are even more essential in preventing premises liability cases. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 3,063,400 people in private industry occupations reported work-related injuries or job-related illnesses in 2010, and 4,690 were killed on the job. The injury figure is undoubtedly lower than the actual number since many injuries go unreported.
An on-the-job injury can put you out of work and make medical treatment necessary. If you’ve been injured on the job, you will usually look first to workers’ compensation to pay your medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, workers’ comp does not cover what is referred to as “general damages,” such as pain and suffering and damage to the quality of your life. Although making a workers’ comp claim precludes you from suing your employer for damages, it does not protect third parties who might have contributed to the accident you suffered. For example, if you are a construction worker employed by a general contractor, others involved in the project might have created an unsafe condition that led to your injury, possibly the owner of the premises, a subcontractor, the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment, or even the architect who designed the project. Your dedicated Philadelphia work injury lawyer will be able to call upon safety experts when necessary to prove third-party liability, which opens the possibility of you receiving the compensation you deserve for non-economic damages.
This is a situation where a Philadelphia work injury attorney can be an invaluable resource. If you’ve been injured or a close family member has died in a workplace accident, you should always consult a lawyer rather than accept the limited benefits available through workers’ comp. The legal team at the Philadelphia personal injury law firm of Hill & Associates is well equipped to help you get the full value of all your accident-related damages. We are a highly focused firm of accomplished personal injury trial lawyers who know how to look deeply into a workplace accident and identify all parties that might have liability for your accident. We are aggressive in our approach to every case we sign on and are deeply committed to bringing in a large enough settlement or trial verdict to cover all of your damages, including those that affect your quality of life.
At Hill & Associates, we handle many types of injuries that occur in the course of your employment, such as:
Failure to institute safeguards may constitute negligence. Our experienced Philadelphia work injury attorneys are able to negotiate on behalf of an injured party to recover compensation damages.
We have helped thousands of clients recover substantial amounts of compensation for many types of injuries, including, among many others:
Take advantage of the free workplace accident consultation and case evaluation we offer at Hill & Associates. Call us at 800.737.4687 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to come in and learn how a workplace injury attorney in Philadelphia, PA can fight for you. You pay us absolutely nothing until the person or entity that caused your injury are made to pay up. If we don’t win money for you, you owe us nothing.
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