Back, Neck and Shoulder Injuries

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney who gets results

Injuries to the back, neck or shoulder are common at work. These injuries can be quite painful and prevent workers from being able to do their job. The workers’ compensation system is supposed to help. But navigating the claims process can be difficult. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia helps injured workers get the benefits they need and deserve throughout Pennsylvania.

These types of injuries can be caused by any kind of pushing, pulling, lifting or falling. This can be from a single work accident or physical damage that occurs over time. The result is the same – a worker is left in pain and in need of treatment, and he or she may miss time from the job. In Pennsylvania, workers hurt on the job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

But getting those benefits can be complicated. In many cases, employers can choose the doctor who provides treatment for your injury. The problem is these doctors are paid for by the employer’s insurance company and don’t have your best interests at heart. They may say you are ready to return to work, even though you are still in pain.

Insurance companies may also challenge the extent of your injury, or even whether it was work-related. Philadelphia attorney Richard A. Jaffe used to represent workers’ compensation insurance companies. He knows the tactics they use to try pay injured workers as little as possible. He knows how to fight back to help injured workers get the benefits they deserve.

Fighting for injured workers in Pennsylvania

There is a wide range of injuries to the back, neck and shoulders that workers can experience on the job. They include:

  • Soreness
  • Muscle spasm
  • Strain and sprains
  • Herniated discs
  • Slipped discs
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Separated shoulder
  • Rotator cuff injury

In some cases, an injury to the back, neck or shoulder is immediately obvious following an accident. But in other cases, a worker may only become aware of the injury gradually. Repeated physical labor on the job can wear down muscles, tendons and ligaments. But it can be difficult to prove the injury was related to the workplace.

That’s where we come in. Attorney Jaffe knows how to gather evidence that shows you suffered a work-related injury and are eligible for benefits. He has handled well over a thousand workers’ compensation claims for workers injured under a wide range of circumstances. And he has a long track record of getting results.

We also represent clients who have suffered a workplace accident as a result of negligence by a third party, such as a contractor or manufacturer. Our legal team builds a strong case to hold these negligent parties accountable. We can then take action to seek addition compensation for your injury, in addition to the workers’ compensation benefits you receive.

Learn more about how we can help you with your claim. Contact us online or call 866-800-3332 to schedule a free consultation.