Car and Truck Accidents at Work
You need an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer
Some jobs require travel to different locations, and that brings the risk of being involved in a car or truck accident. Workers can suffer serious injuries as a result of a car or truck crash and may not be able to return to work for some time. Workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to help them after a work accident, but the claims process can be difficult to navigate.
Under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system, injured workers can receive coverage for medical expenses as well as partial wages while they are unable to work. But employers and insurance companies typically try to keep payouts as low as possible. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia can help injured workers get the benefits they deserve.
Some workers use a company car or their own vehicle on company business. Others drive delivery trucks or vans on the job. But motor vehicle accidents are common, and employees can get seriously hurt. Examples of injuries suffered in car or truck accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Strains and sprains
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Depending on the type and severity of the injury, workers involved in accidents could require surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication. They are also likely to miss time from work while they are recovering. The workers’ compensation system is supposed to pay their medical expenses and provide partial wages while they can’t work. But it’s rarely that simple.
Experience and knowledge get results
Insurance companies typically try to minimize benefits for injured workers. They may question the extent of their injuries or whether certain treatment is needed. And doctors chosen by employers sometimes declare that workers are ready to return to work, even though they are still recovering from their injuries.
Attorney Richard A. Jaffe used to represent insurance companies in workers’ compensation claims. He knows the tactics they use to try to minimize benefits and how to effectively fight back against them. He now uses that knowledge on behalf of injured workers in Pennsylvania, where he has handled more than a thousand workers’ compensation claims.
Attorney Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law who can help you get your injuries properly diagnosed and demand the treatment you need. If your claim is denied, he can fight to get you the benefits you deserve. He knows how to build a strong case and provides aggressive representation every step of the way during the appeals process.
If you’ve been hurt in a work-related car or truck accident, don’t delay. Call 866-800-3332 or contact us online for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you with your workers’ compensation claim.