Our firm helps injured workers in Philadelphia and throughout the state
Construction workers often work with or around electricity at job sites. Because electricity is so dangerous, there are safety procedures that need to be followed. But construction accidents involving electricity still happen, and workers can be seriously hurt. That’s when you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side.
Injured workers are supposed to receive workers’ compensation benefits that pay for their medical treatment and provide them with partial wages while they are recovering. But employers can and often do dispute claims. They have lawyers who help them try to minimize benefits. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia helps injured workers get the benefits they deserve throughout Pennsylvania.
An electrical accident at a construction site may involve:
- Exposed wiring
- Frayed cords
- Defective power tools
- High-voltage power lines
When a worker is exposed directly to electricity, the results are swift and serious. They include skin burns, muscle damage, heart problems and breathing difficulty. A worker can also suffer broken bones or other serious injuries from falling from a height after an electrical shock.
A worker injured after contact with electricity may require surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication. Recovery may take weeks, months or even longer. Some workers may be left temporarily or permanently disabled. They may be unable to return to work for some time and experience financial difficulty as result of lost income.
Injured workers depend on workers’ compensation benefits to help them get by. But insurance companies may question the extent of the injury or whether certain treatment is needed. Doctors chosen by employers may tell workers they are ready to go back to work, even though workers haven’t fully recovered from their injuries.
We put your best interests first
Attorney Richard A. Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law and is familiar with the tactics employers and insurance companies use to try to minimize worker benefits. That’s because he used to represent insurance companies in workers’ compensation claims. Now he puts that knowledge to use on behalf of injured workers in Pennsylvania, where he has handled thousands of claims.
If your claim for benefits is denied, attorney Jaffe can build a strong case that proves your injuries were the result of work-related electrical accident and provide aggressive representation during every step of the appeals process. When insurance companies see that he is ready to fight them in court, they usually become much more willing to negotiate.
Electrical injuries at the workplace are very serious. You need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side. Schedule a free consultation by calling 866-800-3332 or contact us online.