Manual labor and factory work are among the most hazardous professions. Falls, slips and trips are an everyday occurrence at most factories. Mishaps can happen when equipment malfunctions, too, which can lead to injuries on the job that may cause a worker to miss weeks or even months.
Finding yourself injured on the job can make for a difficult time in your life. You may wonder how you can replace the lost wages or how you will pay for your rising medical bills. Some injured workers even have to attend physical therapy or other rehabilitation programs, which only drives their bills even higher.
There may be a way you can get some of that compensation and pay off your medical bills. You may qualify for workers’ compensation if you are hurt in a factory accident or while performing manual labor.
What Is Factory and Manual Labor Workers’ Compensation?
Every employer in Pennsylvania is required to provide workers’ compensation to their eligible employees, regardless of whether they’re part-time or seasonal. These benefits cover some of the lost wages and medical bills you incur when you become injured and cannot work. You can file a claim right away after you become injured. Often, if your claim is denied, it is due to a technicality such as not filling out the form correctly. In such cases, you can file an appeal with the assistance of a lawyer.
Some manual laborers and factory workers aren’t even aware they’re eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. They may be misclassified as a casual worker, or they may not realize part-time and seasonal employees are entitled to benefits. A lawyer can help you determine your eligibility.
What Types of Injuries Are Common for Manual Labor Workers?
Manual labor and factory workers deal with heavy equipment that can cause serious injuries. The most common types include:
- Broken bones
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Repetitive motion injuries
In cases of amputation or other injuries that require long-term assistance, workers’ comp may even cover future medical care and prosthetics.
Speak to an Experienced Factory Workers’ Comp Attorney About Your Case
Workers’ compensation law for manual and factory workers is a complex, nuanced area. You may feel overwhelmed trying to sort through the information and circumstances surrounding your case by yourself. A knowledgeable lawyer can make a big difference in your workers’ comp case. Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., has years of experience with claims similar to yours and can offer you the assistance you require.
By consulting with a factory work accident lawyer, you can determine the best legal avenue to secure the benefits you’re entitled to. We only take workers’ compensation cases, which is why we’re so well-versed in Pennsylvania workers’ comp law and can provide you with proven strategies and advice to help you get the best outcome in your case. We will even come to your home for consultations.
Set up your free initial case evaluation today by calling our office at (717) 695-4722 or filling out our online form.