An injury at work can have devastating effects, both physically and financially. You might end up with mounting bills for emergency care, hospital stays, surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and medication. If you have to stop working while recovering from your injury, your other bills do not stop coming. It can be overwhelming and you might be wondering where to turn.
The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you get the compensation you need after a work injury. The process to get this money can be long and complicated, especially if you lack skilled and experienced representation. That is why you need a top work injury lawyer in Philadelphia to fight for the money you deserve.
Call 215-642-2335 now for a free consultation with one of our work injury attorneys.
Do I Need a Lawyer's Help After a Work Injury?
After an injury at work, a lawyer can help you recover the full amount of compensation you need. Often, legal representation can make the difference in whether your workers’ compensation case or third-party claim is successful.
What makes a good work injury lawyer? We think it is fighting for the rights of our clients with both conviction and compassion. Our lawyers understand what our injured clients are going through. Our goal is not only to win you the maximum compensation, but to take everything off your shoulders so you can focus on recovery.
Our track record of success winning compensation for injured clients speaks for itself. There could be thousands or even millions of dollars on the line in a work injury case. Do not trust a sum of money like this to just any lawyer. You could end up leaving most or all of it on the table. Trust us for top injury representation.
We Find Who Is Responsible and Seek the Maximum in Compensation.
The first step to winning compensation for a work injury is identifying all responsible parties. The most obvious one to start with is your employer. They might not be the only person or entity that bears liability, however. There could be additional third parties we can go after.
Getting compensation from an employer and a third party are very different processes. With an employer, we generally have to seek damages via workers’ compensation. We can pursue compensation from a third party using other means.
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that offers coverage for injured workers. Employers must pay into it on behalf of each employee. When someone suffers an injury at work, they can file a workers’ compensation claim and receive benefits.
The workers’ compensation program protects both employers and employees. It protects the employer because participation in workers’ compensation shields them from private lawsuits. As long as your employer is in good standing with workers’ compensation, you cannot sue them for most work injuries. The program also protects employees’ interests by providing an easy and streamlined way to get compensation after an injury.
Unfortunately, getting workers’ compensation is not always easy. Employers have an incentive to deny workers’ compensation claims whenever they can. One way they do this is by suggesting that the employee’s own negligence caused their injury. For instance, they may say an employee was drunk, under the influence of drugs, or behaving recklessly at the time of the accident.
That is why you need the best work injury lawyers in Philadelphia fighting for you. We know how to anticipate and counter any argument your employer might make, ensuring you always have the upper hand.
In addition to your employer, one or more third parties might bear liability for your injury. If so, we can use conventional means to seek compensation from them. This means either negotiating a private settlement or taking them to court.
Examples of third parties that might be responsible for a work injury include equipment manufacturers and site owners. If your injury occurred while you were using work equipment, we can investigate whether the manufacturer is liable. For example, if a piece of scaffolding gave way and you fell, we can hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.
A site owner is the person or entity that owns or manages your work site. Frequently in construction and labor jobs, the site owner is different from the employer. Under the state’s premises liability rules, the site owner has a responsibility to keep the premises reasonably safe from hazards. If a hazard emerges, the site owner must fix it in a timely manner. In the meantime, they must take steps to protect employees and visitors to the site from the danger. If the site owner failed to uphold those responsibilities and you suffered an injury as a result, we can hold them liable.
Does It Matter How My Work Injury Occurred?
We have won big settlements for work injury victims of all types. Our clients have won damages for the following common injuries:
- Vehicle accidents;
- Chemical exposure;
- Slip and falls;
- Falling objects;
- Scaffolding accidents;
- Heavy equipment accidents;
- Elevator accidents; and
- Workplace violence.
Whether your injury matches one of the above or is completely different, call us for help. We will investigate your injury, identify the responsible party or parties, and start building your case. We can even win damages if you suffered a repetitive stress injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, at a desk job.
A work injury case is too complex and too valuable to trust to just any personal injury lawyer. Thousands or even millions of dollars could be at stake. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we pursue the maximum compensation you are eligible for by law. We also handle all the paperwork and all the details so that you can focus on your recovery and your family.
The consultation is always free. We do not get paid until we win money for you. Call us to set up a time to come in, meet our attorneys, and discuss your case. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can get paid. Call 215-642-2335 today for an appointment.