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Broken Bones

Experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney who gets results

Work accidents are common in Pennsylvania, and many times, they leave workers with broken bones. In addition to being painful, these injuries can leave workers unable to do their jobs. Their medical bills go up just as their income goes down. Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system is supposed to help, but the claims process can be difficult. That’s when you need the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia.

Some jobs put workers at a greater physical risk than others, but broken bones can happen in a work accident at any type of workplace. Bones can break in different ways – from simple fractures to compound fractures that puncture the skin. A worker who suffers any type of bone break on the job is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Many types of work accidents can result in broken bones, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Car or truck crashes
  • Falling objects
  • Fall from a height
  • Being struck with an object
  • Workplace violence

Workers can suffer broken bones in their arms, legs, hips, ankles, wrists, back or other places. In the case of simple fractures, bones typically need to be immobilized and allowed to heal. More complex fractures may require surgery and the placement of pins or screws. Recovery can take weeks or months, depending on the severity of the injury.

Fighting on behalf of injured workers

The workers’ compensation system in Pennsylvania is supposed to cover the costs of treatment for injured workers and provide partial wages while they are unable to return to work. But employers can dispute claims. Insurance companies can question the extent of injury. And employer-chosen doctors may tell injured workers they are ready to return to the job, even though they have not fully recovered.

Attorney Richard A. Jaffe is familiar with the tactics employers and insurance companies use to minimize the benefits of injured workers. That’s because he used to represent insurance companies in workers’ compensation cases. He knows their goal is always to pay injured workers as little as possible.

Now he puts that knowledge to use on behalf of clients to help them get the benefits they need and deserve. Attorney Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law who has handled well over a thousand workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured workers and has a record of results. He knows how to gather evidence to build strong cases for injured workers.

If you suffered a broken bone in a workplace accident, learn more about how attorney Jaffe can help you. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation or call 866-800-3332.