Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
When you leave home for work each morning, you do so with the expectation that your job environment is safe and secure. The unfortunate reality, however, is that no workplace is without risk of injury. This risk becomes even more serious for people who work in dangerous industries, or if an employer permits inadequate safety precautions to be taken.
If you have been hurt in the course of performing your job, the Philadelphia workers compensation attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., can help you fight to ensure that you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve for your injury.
Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act was created to establish a means of recompense for workers who suffer an injury or illness caused by or related to their job. Under the Act, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
If you are the dependent of someone who was killed in a work-related incident, you may be eligible to receive death benefits to help offset the cost of any funeral arrangements. The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. are here to help you with cases involving:
- Workers’ Comp
- Long-term/Permanent Disability
- Short-term/Temporary Disability
- Construction Injuries
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Neck and Shoulder Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Leg and Knee Injuries
Contact Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at 215-238-1130 for more information.
Causes of Workplace Injury
According to the annual report of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor, work-related injuries in 2006 were primarily caused by:
- Overexertion (33.4 %; 34,179 cases)
- Being struck by an object (17.7 %, 18,140 cases)
- Bodily Reaction, such as illness or allergic response (10.9%, 11,122 cases)
- Fall on Same Level (10.5 %, 10,775 cases)
Of concern is the nearly universal increase in the number of work-related injuries across all fields. In an environment where employers do not adhere to OSHA regulations or simply fail to create a safe work environment, the likelihood of an accident grows exponentially.
The Philadelphia workers compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., understand that workplace accidents – and even the daily wear-and-tear of a steady job – may cause serious injury to the spinal cord, head, or musculoskeletal system. We can help you navigate the intricacies of the workers’ compensation system and claim the benefits you deserve.
The road from injury to recover is complicated, and you will fare better with the help of a skilled workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury on the job, contact Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 215-238-1130.