If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury on the job, or if you have tragically lost a family member while he or she was on the job, you need to enlist the services of an attorney who is skilled and experienced in handling workplace injury litigation and workers' compensation claims. At Winegar Wilhelm Glynn & Roemersma, our legal team features some of the most esteemed and successful workplace injury and workers' compensation lawyers in the nation. Their impressive record of success in handling claims involving Pennsylvania workplace injuries is a testament to their ability to help injured workers and their families get back on their feet after devastating workplace accidents that create unforeseeable economic, emotional, and physical hardships in their lives.
Remember that, as a worker, you have rights. Whether you work at a school, a bank, a gas station, or a construction site, your employers are obligated to provide you with the safest working environment that is reasonably possible. Although some workplaces are inherently more hazardous than others, you are entitled to certain protections under the law, including appropriate safety training, first aid supplies, emergency response systems, and, if applicable, protective equipment. And if you are injured on the job even though your employer has provided these necessities, then you are entitled to workers' compensation.
The bottom line is this: if you have been injured while on the job and your rights as a worker have been violated in any way, our experienced, aggressive attorneys would welcome the opportunity to fight for your rights.
Common Types of Workplace Injuries
Our attorneys handle the full range of workplace injury claims, including those arising from such common injuries as:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): Among the most debilitating of all workplace injuries, traumatic brain injuries generally result from a blow to the head and lead to long-term or permanent quality of life issues. In the majority of TBI cases, workers are injured due to slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents, accidents involving falling objects, auto accidents, and accidents involving malfunctioning or defective equipment or machinery.
- Burns: Burns in the workplace can occur from any number of causes, from chemical spills to explosions.
- Spinal cord and neck injuries: Like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord and neck injuries tend to result in long-term or permanent damage. They are also often caused by many of the same types of workplace accidents.
- Bone breaks and fractures: These types of injuries are common in a variety of workplaces, often resulting from slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents.
- Repetitive stress injuries: In occupations that involve repetitive motions, including data entry and machine repair, these injuries can occur. The most common repetitive stress injury is carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Wrongful death: Sadly, workplace accidents can result in the death of an employee, whether it occurs immediately or after a period of suffering. In such cases, the surviving family is entitled to compensation through workers' compensation or may even be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
Learn More about Workplace Injury Litigation
To learn more about workplace injury litigation, please contact our personal injury law firmtoday.