Philadelphia Work Accident Lawyer
Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. This is especially true in the workplace, where hidden or unaddressed dangers may exist. Workplace accidents can be caused by a variety of things, such as: unsafe scaffolding, electrical hazards, defective equipment, or exposure to hazardous materials. People who are involved in workplace accidents often incur serious, life-threatening injuries. Many workplace accidents result in workplace deaths. People who work in industrial or construction fields are even more susceptible than others to sustain injuries while on the job.
It is very common for people who are involved in workplace accidents to sustain severe spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, burn injuries, or head injuries. Injuries such as these are considered "catastrophic" because they are not easy to diagnose, can become worse over time, and demand continual medical attention and observation. Catastrophic injuries often alter the injured person's quality of life. A person who has sustained a catastrophic injury will usually have an array of physical and/or mental complications that will prevent him/her from returning to work or functioning at his/her normal capacity.
Pennsylvania Work Injuries
According to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation statistics, 88,973 people were injured in the workplace in Pennsylvania in 2009. 100 people died as a result of a workplace accident. Almost 70% of the work-injury cases happened in manufacturing, trade, transportation & utilities, health services, and building industries. The most common causes of workplace injuries are overexertion and being struck by an object.
The Lassen Law Firm, work injury lawyers, will pursue the maximum possible compensation available under Pennsylvania law.