Nail Gun Injuries
When workers are hurt on the job in Philadelphia, we can help
One tool that is used on every construction site is the nail gun. These power tools can drive a nail through wood or metal quickly. But in construction accidents, they can cause serious injuries to workers. And too often, obstacles in the workers' compensation claims process prevent workers from getting the benefits they need and deserve.
That is not acceptable. Employers and insurance companies have a team of lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need an experienced workers' compensation lawyer to fight for your rights. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC has handled more than a thousand cases on behalf of injured workers in Pennsylvania.
Nail guns are used for many different projects on construction sites, including roofing, framing, flooring, finishing and installing sheathing. All nail guns are very powerful, whether they are electric, pneumatic or gas-powered. That's why safety procedures need to be followed. But accidents can still happen, leaving workers seriously hurt.
In some accidents, nails can puncture the body and damage muscles, tendons, nerves and even bones. Or a worker may slip and puncture a hand or fingers. In other accidents, there can be a blowout from hitting a knot in wood, and the nail can become a projectile.
Fighting for your best interests
Workers injured in nail gun accidents require medical treatment and may be forced to miss work during recovery. Treatment could involve surgery, physical therapy and medication. Medical expenses go up very quickly just as income goes down. That's when workers' compensation benefits are supposed to help. But it's not always so simple.
Employers and insurance companies have many ways of trying to minimize benefits. They may question the extent of your injuries or whether certain treatment is necessary. They may claim some of your injuries aren't work-related. And an employer-chosen doctor may decide you are ready to return to work, even while you are still recovering.
That's why you need an experienced construction accident attorney fighting for you. Attorney Richard A. Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law and used to represent insurance companies. He is familiar with the tactics they use to avoid paying injured workers. He also knows how to build strong cases to overcome these obstacles and help workers get the benefits they should be getting.
If you've been injured in a nail gun accident on the job, take steps to protect your rights. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your workers' compensation claim. Call 866-800-3332 to schedule a free consultation.