Workplace Accident Lawyers in Delaware County, Chester County & Philadelphia County
Every employee in Pennsylvania has the right to a safe workplace. If your workplace injury was the result of someone else’s negligence or an unsafe workplace, you may be able to file compensation not only to hold wrongdoers accountable for their reckless or negligent behavior but to start getting paid for your injuries.
100 Years Combined Local Experience
With over 100 years combined experience our workers injury lawyers have fought to bring justice to individuals and families in all types of injury and accident lawsuits. We have represented a number of workers who have suffered significant injuries and even death as a result of another person’s professional negligence.
We’ve handled countless successful workers’ compensation claims. Examples of our success include:
- $4.6 Million Settlement Reached in Worker’s Compensation case. A man who suffered a traumatic brain injury while working as a landscaper has agreed to a $4.6 million settlement to cover his ongoing care. According to court papers, in September 2009, 21-year-old landscaper was struck in a hit-and-run car accident while working for a landscaping company. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, which included bilateral parietal, left occipital and left frontotemporal subdural hematomas and contusions. He also sustained a C6-7 injury, fractures of five vertebrae and a pneumothorax. He also suffered respiratory failure, multiple facial fractures and left scapular fractures. After several years of ongoing litigation, the injured worker settled his case after several meditations handled by his attorney, David R. Cherry, Esq.
- $750K settlement in a Workers Compensation case. Client was working as a mechanic for a Lift Truck Company repairing a lift truck when he was injured. He sustained a severe cervical spine injury along with contusions to the spinal cord. As a result of his work injuries, client is an incomplete quadriplegic. He suffered a C5 fracture, closed head injury with cerebral hematoma, epidural hematoma, and lumbar spine transverse fracture. His injuries required anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. His spinal cord injury lead to a neurogenic bladder, neurogenic bowel, as well as spasticity.
- $375,000.00 Settlement Food Service Worker. The Claimant was a food service director at a nursing home when he fell over a picnic table and sustained injuries to head, neck, back, right shoulder, right elbow and knees. Claimant underwent five surgeries. Claimant suffered the following work injuries: C4-5 herniated disc with right cervical radiculopathy, right shoulder impingement syndrome, right rotator cuff tendinopathy, right ulnar neuropathy at the elbow status post ulnar nerve transposition, bilateral knee strain and sprain with internal derangement and medial meniscus tear status post left knee arthroscopy.
- $375,000.00 settlement for a client who suffered extensive injuries in a fall at a nursing home where he worked as a food service director.
- $325,000.00 settlement for a 25-year-old machine operator who suffered the elbow amputation of his left elbow when his left arm was caught in a stone crushing machine. In addition, the client’s third party product liability claim against the machine’s manufacturer settled for several million dollars.
- $233,025.44 settlement for a client who, as a new car delivery driver, suffered multiple back injuries over the course of his ten year employment.
- $200,000.00 settlement for a union heavy equipment operator who sustained a traumatic right knee injury caused by repeatedly banging her knee against the cab of the highway grader that she drove.
Workers’ Compensation Specific and Cumulative Injuries
Some on the job injuries can be traced to a specific event such as a broken leg caused by a fall. Other injuries (known as to as cumulative injuries) occur over time, such as back pain or leg pain caused by repetitive lifting or movement. Some occupational problems stem from repeated exposure to dangerous materials or chemicals on the job.
Both types of injuries can compensate an employee for benefits. These injuries present a number of intricate legal issues when it comes to maximizing benefits.
Types of work place accidents and injuries include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back Injuries
- Cumulative injuries ( over time)
- Crane and forklift accidents
- Falling from ladders and scaffolding
- Explosions and chemical burn injuries
- Workplace defective safety guards/mechanisms
- Conveyer belt injuries
- Falling debris accidents
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- Aug 03 – Philadelphia officials hoping to give distracted walkers a heads-up
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- Jul 23 – Daughter sues after dad killed in Pennsylvania drilling accident