If you actually enjoy getting up and going to work, than you’re definitely in the minority. Most people tolerate their jobs in order to pay for necessities of life—food, shelter, and some relaxing down time. However, no matter how much you may love or hate your job, injury, pain, and distress shouldn’t have to factor into it.
As it turns out, though, the workplace is the site of many injuries. Although accidents can happen anytime and anywhere, the fact that you spend roughly 35 percent of your waking hours at work increases your probability of suffering an accident while on the clock. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits should cover your injuries.
“Should,” though, is a critical word in that last sentence. As many of your fellow injured workers in Pennsylvania have discovered, workers’ compensation isn’t the iron-clad promise you might think it is. These are the questions that can keep you awake at night:
- What happens if your employer refuses to pay for medical costs?
- What do you do if your boss claims that your injury isn’t severe enough to qualify for workers’ comp?
- How do you pay the hospital—or your regular household bills, for that matter—if you’re denied worker’s compensation?
- What if you can’t prove the injury happened at work?
- How are you going to support your family, if you can’t work?
For answers to all of these questions (and more), you need an experienced work accident attorney.
Working for You, So You Can Work on Your Recovery
Even if you don’t love your job, you shouldn’t be afraid to go to your office, factory, or other work site. You invest a lot of labor to satisfy your employer, and in exchange you should feel safe in your surroundings. You should also be confident that he’ll have you covered in case something goes wrong. In fact, the need for employee safety is so great that the federal government has an entire agency devoted to making sure employees’ rights to a safe workplace are upheld: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Since safety is such a large concern, we pride ourselves in working to ensure that your employer upholds your fundamental rights in accordance with OSHA standards when you’re injured. Our knowledge and extensive experience working with injured employees, OSHA, and insurance companies make us uniquely qualified to stand up for you.
We’re confident that we can help you get the compensation and treatment you need for injuries caused by:
- Slips and trips
- Falling objects
- Co-worker accidents
- Farming accidents
- Construction accidents
- Maintenance accidents
- Faulty machinery
Not sure if your injuries require legal help or compensation? We handle cases involving all types of work-related injuries, including:
Allow Us to Be the Helping Hand You Need
When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, you don’t have the time or energy to wade through countless attorneys, deal with manipulative insurance companies, or argue with your employer about benefits and returning to work. Nor should you!
You need to focus your energy on healing, without making matters worse with stress and anxiety. However, just because you need to rest doesn’t mean that your rights should be ignored. In fact, as a victim, your rights and needs should be priority #1 for your employer. Unfortunately, many bosses don’t feel the way we do when it comes to employee appreciation. But that’s okay, because whether they want to or not, we’ll make them appreciate the fact that you deserve more—even if we have to fight to do so.
At Gibbons Legal we don’t just politely ask your employer to do the right thing…we make sure he does it.
Make sure you have the representational force you deserve to recover from your work injury in peace. Call us today at (215) 569-1455 for a free consultation and see how we can help you get the benefits you and your family need.
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