In Pursuit Of Compensation For Workplace Injuries

Repetitive Use InjurySome occupations are notoriously hazardous. Construction work, nursing and commercial trucking are jobs in which many workers suffer injuries sooner or later. Other occupations appear safe and sedate, but injuries also occur. Office jobs and retail jobs do not have a reputation for being dangerous; however, many employees in these lines of work suffer from repetitive use injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Others fall victim to accidents such as slip-and-fall injuries.

Denials And Delays: When A Lawyer's Help Becomes Important

Injured workers usually qualify for workers' compensation. However, denials and delays are common. The Belt Law Firm, P.C., in Kingston represents clients throughout northeastern Pennsylvania in communities, including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. We offer free initial consultations. If we represent you after a workplace injury, we will do so on a contingency basis. This means you will not owe attorneys' fees until and unless we help you recover benefits.

Third-Party Liability Claims

If an injury involves a piece of equipment that malfunctions, a third-party liability claim against the manufacturer is also a possibility, in addition to a workers' compensation claim. The Belt Law Firm, P.C., maintains a network of law firms that handle third-party liability claims. By the same token, many personal injury lawyers refer clients to The Belt Law Firm, P.C., to handle workers' compensation claims.

Other Common Workplace Injury Scenarios

Workplace InjuriesStock rooms and warehouses present dangers for workers. Merchandise falls from high shelves and strikes employees, resulting in shoulder injuries or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Employees trip and fall in aisles where debris has fallen. Freak occurrences such as fires, explosions, glass breakage and equipment malfunction can cause burn injuries and other workplace injuries even in occupations that are not known for hazards.

General contractors at construction job sites often claim that workers are subcontractors, not employees. They insist on the subcontractor classification in an attempt to avoid responsibility for workers' compensation claims. An attorney can often demonstrate that an injured construction worker did, in fact, meet the definition of an employee to qualify for workers' compensation benefits.

Schedule a consultation to discuss your workplace injury and your workers' compensation claim with a Pennsylvania attorney by email or by calling 570-714-3343.