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Dangerous Jobs

Find Out If You're At Risk At Work. Philly Lawyer Richard A. Jaffe Explains

Workplace injuries can happen anywhere, anytime. But certain professions can be more dangerous than others. That's because the nature of such jobs sometimes puts people at risk of sustaining a serious injury or fatality.

Philadelphia workers' compensation lawyer Richard A. Jaffe understands the risks workers face every single day. That's because he has helped many injured workers in Philadelphia and throughout the state get the workers' compensation benefits they rightfully deserve.

When you have attorney Jaffe on your side, you can aggressively pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve after your workplace injury. Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You were just doing your job. Now you deserve to be fairly compensated while you recover from your workplace injury or illness.

What Are Common Dangerous Jobs?

Dangerous jobs in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas cover a wide range. Our law firm deals with a wide range of workplace accidents associated with many different occupations, including:

  • Construction Workers - Whether it's building a new structure or demolishing an existing one, construction accidents can occur without warning, resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities in certain cases.
  • Firefighters - Among the most dangerous jobs in world, fighting fires puts people at risk of sustaining a serious injury or long-term illness. Burn injuries, smoke inhalation and broken bones are among the common dangers firefighters face every day.
  • Police Officers - Law enforcement officials put their lives on the line every day. That's why injuries are inevitable in their profession. Whether it's injuries sustained in a police cruiser accident or a back injury due to a slip-and-fall accident on the job, we can help.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians - EMTs work hard to save people's lives. But their own health can be put at risk as well. Ambulance accidents, exposure to infectious diseases and hazardous substances all contribute to injuries or illnesses sustained by EMTs.
  • Other Health Care Workers - Nurses, doctors and other medical professionals frequently sustain serious injuries on the job. Slip and fall accidents, exposure to hazardous chemicals and back injuries due to lifting patients are just some of the injuries often associated with health care workers.
  • Truck Drivers - Delivery truck drivers, tractor-trailer drivers and other commercial truck drivers often get hurt while driving for work. And when they do, they deserve to be compensated for their injuries.
  • Factory Workers - Whether it's working in a warehouse or on an assembly line, factory workers face serious risk of severe injuries every single day. Repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and lower back injuries (due to lifting heavy objects) are also common.

Whatever your profession, if you get hurt on the job, you deserve to be financially compensated for your injuries - and we can help.

We Work For You

Workers' compensation in Pennsylvania often covers most workplace injuries. But there's no guarantee you will automatically receive such benefits. Applications for benefits are sometimes denied. The severity of your injury can be downplayed, resulting in less compensation for you. Or perhaps your employer or the doctor who diagnosed you might claim you're healthy enough to return to work - even when you know you're not.

Attorney Jaffe can help you address all these issues and many more. That way, you can focus on what really matters - recovering from your injury or illness. Put your trust in a lawyer who puts your needs first. Contact the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe and schedule your free case evaluation right now.