Falls From Heights
Workers’ compensation attorney fighting for the injured in Philadelphia
Working in construction often involves working high off the ground. And with that comes the risk of falling, which can result in serious injuries to workers. They are left with rising medical bills and lower income while they can’t work. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia helps injured workers get the workers’ compensation benefits they need and deserve throughout Pennsylvania.
While working above the ground, construction workers may be on ladders or on scaffolding. Some are suspended in midair while connected to a harness system. Safety procedures must be followed at all sites when working above ground. Even so, construction accidents still happen.
Falling from a height can result in a wide range of injuries. The severity of those injuries depends on different factors, such as how high workers were off the ground and where they fell. Minor injuries include sprains and strains, cuts and bruises. More serious injuries include broken bones, shoulder injuries, brachial plexopathy or other nerve damage and internal injuries. Severe injuries include traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
But even minor injuries can leave construction workers in need of medical treatment and temporarily unable to do their job. In the meantime, medical expenses can become overwhelming quickly. And there is less income coming in while workers are unable to return to work. It can become hard for workers and their families to make ends meet.
Fighting for your best interests
The workers’ compensation system is supposed to help injured workers by covering the cost of needed medical treatment and providing partial wages while they recover from their injuries. But the claims process can be difficult to navigate, and employers and insurance companies often dispute claims for benefits.
That’s why it’s important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side during every step of the claims process. Attorney Richard A. Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law and has handled more than a thousand workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured workers. He has the knowledge and experience that gets results.
Attorney Jaffe used to represent insurance companies in workers’ compensation claims. He knows the tactics they use to try to minimize benefits and pressure workers into accepting low settlement offers. Now he helps injured workers fight back against these tactics to get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.
If you’ve been injured after falling from a height at a construction site, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights. Contact us online or call 866-800-3332 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.