Did you suffer injuries in a Pennsylvania work accident? If so, the challenges you might face in the coming weeks or months are numerous, including:
- Expensive medical bills;
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation;
- Missed work;
- Long-term injury;
- Reduced earning capacity; and
- Physical or emotional pain and suffering.
To make things even more difficult, the process of getting the compensation you deserve is not always cut and dry, nor does it happen quickly. There are a lot of moving parts and potential roadblocks along the way. You need a skilled and accomplished work injury lawyer in Newtown to help you get the full compensation you deserve in the quickest time possible.
The team at Cordisco & Saile LLC focuses on personal injury law. We have a strong track record of winning significant settlements for our injured clients, including those whose accidents occurred on the job. When you work with our accomplished attorneys, you can count not only on the most competent legal representation, but on kind, compassionate treatment. We consider our clients part of our family and we take the outcome of each case personally.
How important is the outcome of your case to our team? We do not get paid a dollar until we recover money for you. We charge not for our time, but for results only. There is no risk in talking to us and seeing what we can do for you. Come in for a free consultation; we will answer all your questions and advise you on your case.
If you decide to move forward, we will begin the thorough process of gathering evidence against the responsible party or parties. Then, we will aggressively pursue them for compensation for your work injury.
When you are ready to get started, call 215-642-2335 to schedule your free consultation.
How Can I Pursue Compensation After a Work Injury?
We have two possible ways to pursue compensation after a work accident injury. Which one we pursue depends on who we identify as the responsible party or parties. In some cases, we may pursue both options.
If the responsible party is your employer, we must file a workers’ compensation claim. If another party besides your employer is partially or fully responsible, we can file a third-party claim against them. This is an action more akin to a traditional lawsuit.
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program to provide compensation to injured workers. The program, in theory, protects both the employer and the employee. Workers’ compensation protects the employer by shielding the company from lawsuits from injured workers. The program provides employees with a streamlined method to apply for and receive compensation after a work injury. When everything functions correctly, workers’ compensation smooths out some of the messes that are byproducts of private lawsuits.
In practice, though, the program often presents challenges to injured workers. Employers, which fund the program by paying required premiums on behalf of each employee, often deny claims—sometimes on spurious grounds. The law allows for claim denial under certain circumstances, such as if the injured worker was drunk, behaving recklessly, or was trying to harm themselves or someone else. However, not all claim denials are cut and dry. Employers sometimes take liberties with the law.
We can handle your workers’ compensation claim for you, navigating the process to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If a party other than your employer shares in the responsibility for your work injury, we can file a separate claim against them. To do so, we would either pursue a traditional lawsuit or try to settle with them out of court.
What Third Parties Might Be Responsible for My Work Injury?
Depending on your job, any number of third parties might have caused or contributed to your accident.
If your injury occurred while you were using a piece of work equipment, such as heavy equipment, scaffolding, or tools, we might be able to pursue the manufacturer for damages. For such a case to be successful, we must show that the item you were using had a product defect that caused or contributed to your accident.
We do not have to prove that the defect resulted from manufacturer negligence, only that you were using the product for its intended purpose, in a responsible manner, and did not materially alter it from its original form.
Sometimes, someone other than your employer owns the site where you perform your job. If your injury occurred because of a job site hazard, such as poor lighting, uneven payment, or downed power lines, we can seek damages from the site owner as well as your employer.
What Types of Accidents Are Eligible for Compensation?
No matter how your work injury happened, we can help. Whether you have a physical job or a desk job, work outdoors or indoors, or are an employee or a 1099 contractor, come in for a free consultation and let us review your case.
Common work accidents for which we have won our clients significant settlements include:
- Vehicle accidents;
- Hazardous materials;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Falling objects;
- Heavy equipment accidents; and
- Falls, including scaffolding and elevator accidents.
Not all of the settlements we have won for clients have involved physical labor jobs. For instance, if you work at a computer or in a clerical position, we can seek compensation for repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Our process is the same no matter how your injury occurred. We take the time to listen to you, gather all the information about your accident and injury, collect the evidence we need to build a thorough and compelling case, and then aggressively pursue all responsible parties for the maximum compensation.
Call Cordisco & Saile LLC for Help From the Top Work Injury Lawyers in Newtown, PA.
If you are ready to get started, the attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC are ready to welcome you into our family. To set up your free consultation with our accomplished legal team, call 215-642-2335 today.