Philadelphia workers' compensation attorney who can help
Some jobs require regular heavy lifting, such as construction work, package delivery, manufacturing and agriculture. But a lifting injury can occur at any workplace and leave someone with serious injuries. Workers' compensation benefits are supposed to cover medical expenses and pay partial wages, but the claims process can be difficult to navigate.
Insurance companies routinely try to pay injured workers as little as possible after a work accident. And employers may even challenge whether a lifting injury was work-related. In some cases, doctors chosen by employers tell workers they are ready to return to work, even though they are still suffering. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC fights for the rights of injured workers.
Common lifting injuries occur in the back, neck and shoulders. Workers who suffer a lifting injury on the job may experience:
- Muscle spasms
- Strains and sprains
- Herniated or slipped discs
- Separated shoulders
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Elbow injuries
Treatment will vary depending on the type and severity of the injury. But an injured worker may be left unable to work for some time. Medical bills go up just as the income coming in goes down. The workers' compensation system is supposed to help, but employers and insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests.
Experience that gets results
That's why you need an experienced Philadelphia attorney to fight for you. Attorney Richard A. Jaffe used to represent insurance companies in workers' compensation cases. He knows the tactics they use to try to prevent you from getting the benefits you deserve. And he knows how to fight back to get results.
Whether you were in a work accident or suffered a lifting injury over time, our legal team knows where to find evidence that your injury was work-related. Attorney Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law who builds a strong case that the insurance companies can't ignore. And if your claim for benefits is denied, he will aggressively represent you every step of the way, from filing Petitions to arguing your case to the Workers' Compensation Judge.
Many times, when insurance companies see that attorney Jaffe is ready to fight for you all the way to court if necessary, they agree to negotiate. But attorney Jaffe is not interested in making a quick settlement that helps the insurance company save money. He is only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs, making sure you get the best medical care and all the wage loss benefits you deserve.
If you suffered a lifting injury on the job, meet with attorney Jaffe for a free consultation. Contact us online or call 866-800-3332 today.