If you have been injured in a Work-Related accident, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind. There are about 150,000 construction site accidents reported each year in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
We are currently evaluating Work-Related accident injury claims in Pennsylvania and throughout the U. S. Victims of Work-Related accidents and personal injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our Work-Related accident lawyers handle all types of accident claims. We also handle every type of Work-Related accident claims and construction work vehicle accident compensation cases.
Work-Related accidents can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of negligent drivers. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Many Work-Related accidents occur due to negligence on the part of one of others involved. When a Work-Related accident is caused by another party’s negligence you are entitled compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Work-Related accident or personal injury where you feel you may be entitled to compensation, please complete the contact form on the right or call us at 1-866-757-6949 for a free case evaluation. A live personal injury counselor is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day.
10 Tips to Protect Yourself in a Work Injury
- Report all work-related injuries regardless of severity to your supervisor immediately.
- Request and fill out an “Employee’s Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits” form from your immediate supervisor to avoid any delay in benefits.
- List all the parts of your body you feel are be injured or hurt by your work-related injury.
- Advise your supervisor immediately if you require medical care. Medical treatment must be provided within 24 hours of filing your claim.
- Tell your doctor about all the parts of your body that have been injured or hurt by your work-related injury.
- Keep copies of all medical slips, prescriptions, medical treatments and notes given to you by the treating doctor.
- Keep copies of all documents you receive from your employer and the insurance carrier regarding your work-related illness.
- Write down all facts about any injury that you suffer at work while they are still fresh in your mind. This information will be helpful to a lawyer evaluating your potential lawsuit.
- Review the facts of any work-related injury as soon as possible with a lawyer that specializes in Workers’ Compensation law and on the job injury cases.
- Keep a copy of completed claim form and request employer return claim form to you with the “Employer” section filled out. The law states your employer must return completed form within 24 hours.
Recent Work-Related Injury Verdicts
- $1.3 Million Settlement: Carpenter fell through roof opening at a Work site.
- $6.5 Million Settlement: 2 Ironworkers injured when side of building there constructing fell on them.
- $5 Million Verdict: Work worker falls to ground caused by unsafe scaffold.
- $870,000 Settlement: Electrician falls off unsecured ladder at Work site causing multiple injuries.
- $3.5 Million Settlement: Work worker crushed by falling wall.
- $2 Million Settlement: Death of a Work worker asphyxiated by methane gas.
- $1.3 Million Settlement: Pipefitter injured in compressed air explosion while connecting pipe.
- $800,000 Million Settlement: Steelworker sustained a back injury lifting heavy piece of steel
- $3 Million Settlement: Ironworker injured in crane collapse.
- $12 Million Settlement: Work worker paralyzed when he was struck by falling Work materials.
Work-Related Injury Statistics
- There are about 150,000 Work site accidents reported each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Work site workers account for 20% of all fatal workplace/industrial accidents.
- 2.3 million Work workers are estimated to work on scaffolds each year in the U. S.
- In 2009, there were 816 Work worker deaths reported by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Workers between 25-34 years old are the most likely to be injured in a Work site accident.
- In 2010, there were 4,547 fatal Work injuries were recorded in the United States.
- There were 187 Work-related fatalities reported from fires and explosions in 2010.
- 15% of all claims on workers’ compensation claims are spent on victims of Work Related Accidents.
- According OSHA, one out of every ten Work workers is injured on the job every year.
- Most work site injuries involve Work workers’ necks, backs, spines, and trunks.
- More than 4.1 million people in the United States suffer a workplace injury or occupational illness each year.
- There are more than 40,000 Work injuries in work zones each year.