Scranton Workers’ Compensation by Industry

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Scranton Workers Compensation Lawyers Representing Workers in all Industries

The Scranton workers’ comp lawyers at Munley Law represent workers in all kinds of industries. Whether you work in healthcare, construction, in retail, or behind the wheel of a truck, our commitment to you is the same: to obtain your maximum compensation for a work-related injury. Call for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Scranton work injuries: Most dangerous occupations

While any worker can suffer an injury on the job, workers in some industries are more at-risk than others. Scranton residents are employed in some of the most hazardous occupations.

  • Logging
  • Fishing
  • Pilots and flight engineers
  • Roofers
  • Refuse and recyclable collectors
  • Truckers and sales/delivery workers
  • Farmers and agriculture workers
  • Steel/iron workers
  • Construction and extraction
  • Landscaping and groundskeeping

The most common cause of work-related injury across almost every major industry is a car or truck accident. People who drive as part of their job duties, such as truckers, delivery drivers, and first responders, are at the highest risk for this type of accident, but the risk also applies to workers who travel in the scope of their work.

Scranton workers’ comp lawyers helping workers in all industries

Workers in different sectors will face varying risks for different types of injury. Different workplaces also entail unique challenges in getting the compensation you deserve. With more than 60 years of experience helping workers in all sectors, we know how to overcome those challenges.

Warehouse and distribution/fulfillment centers

Throughout the Greater Scranton area, there is a number of industrial parks and distribution and fulfillment centers. Companies like Amazon, Chewy, Home Depot, Lowes, TJ Maxx, and others have warehouses in our backyard, employing thousands of people. Injuries in these settings aren’t uncommon. Repetitive motion, heavy lifting, and working with heavy machinery and equipment can present a workplace hazard. If you get injured in an accident at work, you have the right to collect workers’ compensation to cover your medical expenses and lost wages if you cannot work. If a faulty piece of machinery caused your injury, you may be able to bring a third party claim against the manufacturer. A Scranton workers’ comp attorney at Munley Law can determine if this applies to you.

Transportation and truck drivers

Northeastern Pennsylvania is home to many truck drivers and transportation companies. Driving a large truck is not an easy job; it is a physically demanding, strenuous, and potentially dangerous line of work. Truckers and delivery drivers can get injured in traffic accidents, while loading or unloading their vehicle, or even while at a rest stop. We have represented numerous truck drivers who suffered serious injuries on the job because of another driver’s negligence. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, we will fight on your behalf to protect your livelihood.

Medical and healthcare personnel

Medical and healthcare industry workers risk their own comfort and safety for their patients every day. When they get hurt or sick on the job, they deserve to be properly compensated. Scranton boasts some of the region’s best hospitals, clinics, specialists, and long-term care facilities. The people who work as caregivers in these facilities frequently suffer from falls, sprains and strains from lifting or moving a patient, and other workplace hazards from this physically demanding job. If you suffer an injury, or contract a contagious illness while performing your job duties, you have rights under Pennsylvania law. A Scranton workers’ comp lawyer can help ensure you get the compensation you are owed.

Construction and extraction workers

Construction and extraction companies employ thousands of people in Scranton and Lackawanna County. Common work-related injuries associated with construction and extraction jobs include falls, electrocution, being struck by heavy objects, equipment-related injuries, and vehicle accidents. If you suffered an injury while working on a construction site or worksite, the Scranton workers’ comp attorneys at Munley Law can help you collect the maximum compensation you are owed. We have helped many construction and extraction workers who have been hurt on the job, including those who were injured by a malfunction in heavy equipment and machinery. If a faulty piece of equipment caused your injury, we can pursue a third party claim in addition to your workers’ comp benefits.

Call a Scranton Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at Munley Law

The workers’ comp attorneys of Munley Law, Scranton personal injury lawyers are proud to represent the hardworking people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our lawyers have earned national recognition for their work on behalf of injured claimants. We have been consistently listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” and have earned the Workers’ Compensation  “Lawyer of the Year” designation. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, or if you simply have questions about the process, call us today. We do not charge for our services unless we win compensation for you.

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