Even if you are not climbing ladders or using toxic chemicals at work, every Pennsylvania and New Jersey employee can sustain injuries. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the workplace environment is as safe as possible to prevent work injuries. Each year, there are approximately 2.8 million work-related accidents that cause non-fatal accidents.
You are entitled to compensation if you have suffered injuries due to your employer’s negligence and carelessness. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, it is important to get a work injury lawyer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to ensure that your rights are protected.
When should you contact a work injuries lawyer/attorney?
In the unfortunate event that you encounter a work-related accident, it is important to contact a work injuries lawyer immediately even if you are not sure if and when you should contact a lawyer. An experienced attorney will help you navigate the intricate law around workers’ rights and ensure that you have nothing to worry about legally.
Getting in touch with a work injury lawyer will prevent any ramifications by ensuring that you have all the necessary paperwork. With a lawyer, you can meet all the deadlines specified by Pennsylvania and New Jersey law to maximize the potential compensation that you are entitled to.
Common Workplace Accidents
Some jobs account for a greater portion of worker’s compensation claims compared to others. Work-related injuries cause a significant financial setback. The worker’s compensation insurance covers the cost of your lost wages, medical treatment, disfigurement, and scarring. The most common workplace accidents include:
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Work vehicle accidents
- Accidents caused by falling objects
- Accidents caused by poor lighting
- Chemical or fire burns
- Scaffolding/ladder accidents
- Accidents caused by repetitive movement
- Accidents caused by malfunctioning machinery
- Assault or workplace violence
- Electrical accidents
Under Pennsylvania law, you are required to report a work-related injury resulting in death within 48 hours. For all other injuries covered by the workers’ compensation act, you are required to report the incident within seven days but not less than ten days.
How Kap Law can help you with your work injuries claim
Standing up against an employer is not easy. At Kap Law, we have a strong track record of winning work injury compensation claims; our lawyers will prove that your employer’s negligence and the unsafe workplace environment caused injuries resulting in damages. With our wealth of experience, you can rest assured that your interests are covered.
Kap Law specializes in work injury claims to acquire compensation for our clients. We have a dedicated team of experienced experts ready to defend your rights. We are not intimidated by big corporations and insurance companies. Kap Law works tirelessly to fight for the maximum compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to get the best personal injury attorney for top-rated work injury claims representation.