Were you involved in a Pennsylvania work accident and suffered injuries as a result? You may worry about what is in store for the weeks and months to come. For instance, you may wonder:
- How much will my medical bills cost?
- Will I need physical therapy or rehabilitation?
- If I have to miss work, how will I pay my bills?
- What if my injury has long-term effects?
- Will I be able to return to work in the same capacity?
- When will the pain go away?
The period following a work accident injury is fraught with stress and worry, not to mention physical pain and suffering. To make matters worse, the process of seeking compensation from the responsible party or parties can present additional challenges. That is why you need a work injury lawyer in Middletown who will fight aggressively for your rights.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our legal team focuses on personal injury law. For many years, we have fought for the rights of our injured clients and helped them pursue fair compensation after a workplace accident. We want to put our knowledge and resources to work for you. At our firm, we treat our clients like family. We take the outcome of your claim as seriously and as personally as you do.
That is why we do not recover any compensation until we win money for you. The initial consultation is free, and you pay us not for our time, but for the results we achieve in your case. We welcome you into our office for an initial consultation, at which time we discuss your case in detail, answer your questions, and advise you of your options for pursuing damages.
If you decide to work with us, we begin gathering evidence right away, using it to build a thorough, compelling case for compensation. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at 215-642-2335.
How Do I Win Compensation for My Middletown Work Injury?
Depending on the responsible party or parties in your accident, we have two options for pursuing compensation. In some cases, we can use both methods to recover the money you need to care of yourself.
To seek damages from your employer, we must file a claim through the workers’ compensation system. If the responsible party is someone other than your employer, we can file a third-party claim, using a process that resembles a traditional settlement or lawsuit.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program for injured workers, the participation in which is compulsory for most employers. Companies pay premiums on behalf of each employee. If you suffer an injury at work, you can file a claim and receive compensation. The benefit to the employer is that participation in the workers’ compensation program shields the company from additional liability. In other words, if your employer is in good standing with workers’ compensation, we cannot file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injury.
In theory, workers’ compensation also offers a benefit to you, the employee. It provides an easy, streamlined way to receive compensation for a work injury. Unfortunately, your employer can make that process much more difficult than it should be. For instance, your employer might try to deny your claim, alleging that your injury was your own fault, that you were intoxicated or behaving recklessly when you got hurt, or by making another such claim.
Our attorneys can evaluate your claim and anticipate any challenges from your employer. We can then gather evidence to counter these arguments and fight for fair compensation.
Workers’ compensation only applies when you are pursuing your employer for damages. If we also wish to pursue a third party, we can use a traditional settlement negotiation process. If we cannot agree to a fair settlement outside of court, we can file a lawsuit.
Who Are Some Potentially Responsible Third Parties?
With some work injuries, a third party is either solely responsible or shares responsibility with your employer. Potentially responsible third parties include the following.
This often applies when your injury occurred due to a defective piece of work equipment, such as scaffolding or construction equipment. In such a scenario, we can hold the manufacturer liable for damages.
To do this, we do not even need to show that the manufacturer was negligent in the process of producing and marketing the product. Rather, we just have to demonstrate that you were using the product for its intended purpose and that nobody altered it from its original form.
If another party—other than your employer—owns the job site where your injury occurred, that individual or company might bear liability for your accident. Premises liability laws in Pennsylvania hold property owners and managers responsible for keeping premises free from hazards, and for warning guests about any potential dangers that emerge.
What Types of Work Injuries Are Eligible for Compensation?
We can help you pursue fair compensation for a Middletown work injury regardless of the type of work you do. We have helped clients with physical jobs as well as desk jobs. We have won compensation for workers classified as employees and 1099 contractors. We can help you, as well.
We have won compensation for clients who suffered injuries in a variety of workplace accidents, including:
- Auto accidents;
- Exposure to toxic chemicals;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Injuries from falling objects;
- Heavy equipment accidents;
- Burn injuries;
- Unsafe working conditions;
- Scaffolding accidentsand other falls; and
- Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
No matter how your injury occurred, we have a process to gather the information we need and fight for the compensation you deserve. We stay in constant communication throughout the entire process, so you are never left wondering what is happening with your claim.
For Help With Your Middletown Work Injury, Call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335.
Our attorneys want to welcome you into our family and help you win fair compensation for your work injury. Call Cordisco & Saile LLC to find out how we can put our resources to work on your claim. To set up your free consultation, call 215-642-2335 today.