Heavy Equipment Accidents

Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney who gets results

Many types of heavy equipment can be seen at construction sites across Pennsylvania. Each one is an extremely powerful machine that serves a specific purpose. But despite safety procedures, construction accidents involving heavy equipment can happen that leave workers seriously hurt.

Heavy equipment accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. Workers may suffer burns, lacerations or broken bones. Some suffer more severe injuries, such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC help injured workers get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve after being injured in a heavy equipment accident.

A piece of heavy equipment can weigh tons and have several moving parts, some of them sharp. Examples of heavy equipment used on construction sites include:

  • Cranes
  • Bulldozers
  • Excavators
  • Backhoes
  • Forklifts
  • Front-end loaders

Workers injured in heavy equipment accidents may need surgery and require hospitalization. Continuing treatment may involve physical therapy, medication and multiple follow-up appointments. Medical expenses can quickly become overwhelming, just as a worker’s income goes down due to being unable to return to work.

We work to get you the benefits you deserve

The workers’ compensation system in Pennsylvania is supposed to cover the cost of all medical treatment and provide injured workers with partial wages during recovery. But the claims process can be difficult, and employers and insurance companies are always looking for ways to minimize benefits. They have a team of lawyers who look out for their best interests.

That’s why you need a lawyer to look out for you. 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 used to represent insurance companies and is very familiar with the tactics they use and how to fight back effectively.

Attorney Jaffe can investigate your accident to look for evidence that proves your injuries are work-related and that you are in need of certain medical treatment. If a doctor chosen by the employer tries to send you back to work before you are ready, we can arrange for an independent medical examination.

If your claim is denied, or your benefits are cut off prematurely, you can expect aggressive representation at every step of the appeals process. When insurance companies see that attorney Jaffe is ready to fight them in court over a claim, they often become much more willing to negotiate a settlement that works for you.

Heavy equipment accident injuries are serious and may require future medical treatment. Call a workers’ compensation attorney who will fight for a resolution that meets your needs. Contact us online for a free consultation or call 866-800-3332.