Types of Work Injuries
Were you or a loved one injured on the job? If so, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. As you get back on your feet, workers’ compensation can pay your medical expenses and a percentage of your wages.
Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., is here to help you get the workers’ benefits you’re owed. We handle claims for a wide variety of workplace injuries. We are here to help, whether you were hurt in a work-related car accident or a warehouse fall. We’ve helped injured workers across Pennsylvania recover more than $221 million. Our goal is to get you on the road to recovery.
Don’t wait to stand up for your rights. Get the compensation you deserve for your workplace injury. Call Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., today to schedule your free consultation. Our experienced work injury lawyers will not stop until we get you the best possible outcome. We won’t even charge you a dime unless we help you recover compensation.
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Common Work-Related Injuries
Pennsylvania employees work in a wide variety of environments, each with its own level of risk. No matter how safe your workplace might seem, it’s possible to get injured on the job. Common work injuries in Pennsylvania include:
- Burn Injuries – Any type of worker can suffer from a burn injury – not just firefighters. Employees might get burns from active fires or sparks in a factory to toxic chemicals on a worksite or hot equipment surfaces. Burns can affect the skin, the eyes or internal areas. The nose can be burned when irritants are inhaled. Even muscles and bones can be harmed by severe burns.
- Knee Injuries – Knee injuries can result from a variety of workplace activities, such as heavy lifting, slip-and-fall accidents or even motor vehicle crashes. Those injuries may involve torn ligaments, muscle strain, cartilage fractures or broken kneecaps.
- Back Injuries – Overextension of the back can lead to common work-related injuries, including torn tendons, muscles or ligaments. Other significant back injuries include spinal cord damage and paralysis. Examples of work-related accidents that might cause these injuries include motor vehicle collisions, workplace violence, machinery accidents or falls.
- Neck Injuries – Motor vehicle crashes often cause whiplash – one of the most common neck injuries. Whiplash can cause neck pain, dizziness, headaches, blurred vision and amnesia. It can also lead to chronic issues such as tinnitus, spinal fracture, vertigo, and anxiety.
- Shoulder Injuries – Workers that lift heavy objects are particularly susceptible to shoulder injuries. They may involve joint dislocations and rotator cuff injuries. Other employees are prone to shoulder injuries as well. For example, employees who are at a non-ergonomic desk all day may suffer from shoulder strain and back injuries.
- Fall Injuries – Workers that fall from tall surfaces, such as a scaffold, a ladder, a platform or a roof may suffer life-threatening injuries. Serious injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord fractures, concussions or internal organ damage. Even falls on lower surfaces might cause significant injuries. A worker who slips on a wet surface can fall and hurt the back, an arm or the head. Falling objects can cause serious injuries as well.
- Strains and Sprains – Employees with these types of injuries can usually get treatment and experience a full recovery. However, a soft tissue injury can cause chronic issues as well, including a strained muscle or tendon or a sprained ligament. Sometimes minor sprains and strains do resolve themselves without treatment, but others can lead to permanent and costly complications like tendinitis or hernias.
- Repetitive Stress – Repetitive motions, such as working at a computer, hammering, or working in an assembly line can lead to repetitive motion injuries. Some of these injuries are temporary. Others lead to permanent injuries to nerves, muscles, and tendons that might cause chronic neck, wrist, shoulder and arm pain or carpal tunnel syndrome.
How a Pennsylvania Work Injury Attorney Can Help You
If you’re suffering from a work-related injury, an experienced lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you need to recover and get back to work. A skilled attorney can review your case, determine the benefits that you are entitled to, and help you understand your legal options. An attorney can handle the details of your claim. That gives you time to recover from your injury or illness.
A work injury lawyer can fill out any necessary paperwork for your claim and gather evidence to prove the severity and cause of your injuries. An attorney can ensure your claims are filed on time. An attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. An attorney can help you get fair compensation and fight for your legal rights in court, if necessary.
Talk to a Pennsylvania Work Injury Lawyer Now
Call Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., today. Let our knowledgeable work injury attorneys fight for you. With decades of experience, we have the skills and resources to help you seek the best possible outcome. Contact us by phone or online to schedule your free initial consultation.