When you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation exists to cover your medical costs and your lost wages while you’re out of work. However, you may face roadblocks to getting the benefits you need.
If you were injured while on the job, it’s best to consult an attorney about what your next steps should be. For more than 55 years, the Scranton on the job injury lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have been helping injured workers throughout Pennsylvania get the compensation they deserve. For decades, our attorneys have earned national recognition for their work on behalf of injured claimants. The legal guide Best Lawyers named Chris Munley Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year, 2016. For a free consultation about your work injury, fill out our email form or call (855) 866-5529 today. We do not collect a fee unless we obtain benefits for you.
Injured on the Job by Defective Products
In addition to traditional workers’ compensation, we may determine other sources of compensation for you. If your injury was the result of a malfunctioning machine, for instance, you may bring a “third party” claim. If the machine had a defect, or was improperly maintained, you may have a case against the manufacturer or maintenance technician.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has strict guidelines about job site conditions and hazards. If an OSHA violation has contributed to your injury, your employer should bear responsibility. This is something you will want to discuss with your on the job injury lawyer.
On the Job Toxic Substance Injuries
Sometimes, workers become exposed to toxic substances in the course of their jobs. An accidental spill or the effects of long-term exposure can do serious damage. Substances such as asbestos, benzene, radium, and silica can cause lifelong illness or premature death.
If your job exposes you to dangerous substances, you may be able to file a toxic tort lawsuit. There are two types of toxic injuries:
• acute injuries which happen immediately, such as a chemical burn
• latent injuries which take time to appear, such as cancer
Acute injuries from a chemical may include burns on the skin, scarring, or loss of vision. Latent injuries, though more difficult to prove, may include serious illnesses and various types of cancer such as mesothelioma. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will investigate all possibilities to ensure that you are rightfully compensated.
Contact Our On the Job Injury Lawyer Now
If you’ve been injured on the job and workers’ compensation denies your benefits, we can help. For more than 55 years, the Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have helped inured workers recover their benefits. Contact our on the job injury lawyer today for a free consultation. No settlement, no fee.