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Work Injury Attorneys

Serving Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Pennsylvania & New Jersey Work Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured on the job, you may be facing a compromised lifestyle, an inability to return to work, and concerns about your financial future. Work injuries may trap you within the complex and frustrating environment of workers’ compensation, which may not provide the necessary assistance or legal help. Following a work injury, you deserve answers, compensation, and legal representation. You might not receive any assurance or guarantees following a work accident, which makes it important to find a work injury attorney that represents your best interests.

The most prudent course of action following a work injury is to seek legal consultation. At Spear Greenfield, we have an experienced legal team that has a combined 200 years of experience in guiding injury cases like these from first consultation to a verdict or settlement. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have a successful track record of earning our clients justice and maximum work injury compensation for their work injuries! Spear Greenfield provides you results, while eliminating the headache.

Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation with a work injury attorney, which contains no pressure or obligation. The goal of this consultation is for our workplace injury attorneys to learn more about your case and provide you with your legal options. Schedule your free consultation today either by phone or online form, because Spear Greenfield truly does care about helping your during your time of need.

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Worker’s Compensation Information

Injured workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are typically covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act, which provides financial benefits until they are able to return to work. If you have been hurt at work, it is important that you notify your employer of the injury within 120 days from the date of the accident. Another important deadline is the 3-year statue of limitations. This is the time an injured worker has to bring a workers’ compensation lawsuit against an insurance company that denied them benefits. These cases should involve an experienced workers’ comp lawyer. A successful case may allow you to recover lost wages, compensation for medical treatment, and specific loss benefits.

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Workplace Accident Statistics

Proactive management processes like the international ISO 45001 standard combined with efforts from OSHA, employers, and employees have reduced work-related accidents significantly over the past 50 years. Yet, accidents still may happen, and affected employees can benefit from the legal representation of an experienced workplace injury lawyer. Consider the following statistics:

  • There were 154 fatal work accidents in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2019 and 74 work-related deaths in New Jersey.
  • Pennsylvania reported just over 172,756 workplace injuries and illnesses during that same time frame, and New Jersey recorded 69,000.
  • The highest worksite injury, illness, and fatality rates occur in the manufacturing, transportation, and construction industries.
  • Fall protection in the construction industry is OSHA’s most-cited violation for 2020.
  • Sprains and strains are the most commonly reported injuries, comprising 36.8% of Pennsylvania’s reports. Crushing and bruising injuries follow at 19.7%.
  • More than 84% of worksite injuries result from overexertion, falls— including slipping and tripping— and making contact with equipment or objects.
  • Generally, one age group is no safer than another — overexertion was most common in 45- to 64-year-olds, falls in those 55 years and over, and contact injuries and illness in employees between the ages of 16 and 24.
  • The fifth-leading cause of work-related injuries is violence from other individuals or animals.

Common Workplace Accidents and Injuries

As experienced workplace accident attorneys, some of the most common injuries we see in our clients include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls: Whether it’s loose carpet in a hallway or a ladder that malfunctions, slips, trips, and falls can cause injuries ranging from a mild scrape to a workplace fatality. Careful observation, equipment inspections, and adequate lighting could help prevent some of these injuries.
  • Vehicle accidents: For many, this involves the operation of company-owned equipment in the course of completing a job task — such as a truck driver or mail carrier. Yet, other situations involving vehicle collisions occur, like an accident between a floor worker and a forklift driver.
  • Environmental exposure: Toxins, chemicals and dust in the workplace can cause burns, respiratory issues, or severe illness and injury.
  • Overexertion and repetitive motion injuries: Lifting, stretching and repeated activities can strain muscles, tendons, and joints, causing missed work, medical treatment expense, and a need for surgery. These injuries can interfere with routine activity for a prolonged period or cause chronic pain.
  • Equipment contact injuries: These types of events can result from machinery that malfunctions, objects that dislodge, and material that falls from overhead. Serious complications like fractures, brain and eye damage, and limb loss can arise from equipment contact.

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What Injuries are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Workers are often permitted to obtain work injury compensation for injuries sustained in a singular accident and reoccurring physical problems developed over time from daily work activities. Workers’ Compensation often covers injuries pertaining to:

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Arm and Hand Injuries

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Leg and Foot Injuries

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Nerve & Brain Damage

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Hearing Loss

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Loss Of An Extremity

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Occupational Disease

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Repetitive Stress Injuries

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Burns

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Wrongful Death

If you are hurt at work, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries. The post accident protocol you follow can determine the approval of your workers’ compensation benefits. Involving a workers compensation attorney is also important to ensure you receive your benefits. Please click the link below to learn more about the tips and protocols following an accident sustained in the workplace.

Post Work Accident Checklist

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Third-Party Workplace Accident Claims

In some workplace accidents, a third party may also be involved in causing the injury. That third party can also be held liable for the injuries suffered by an employee as a result of the accident. If you were injured in a workplace accident that involved someone other than your employer, you have the opportunity to file a lawsuit against the third party. During your injury recovery process, you may be able to collect workers’ compensation. Remember, winning the lawsuit may make you responsible for paying back the fronted workers’ compensation cost. A work injury attorney can help you through this complicated process.

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Spear Greenfield has experienced work injury lawyers that can help you! Fill out the form below to schedule a free appointment with our workplace injury attorneys, which will allow us to evaluate your case and educate you on your legal actions. Rest assured there is no obligation, hidden fees, or pressure.

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    Why Choose Spear Greenfield

    Work injury cases are complex, because of the information and requirements related to the Workers’ Compensation Act. These cases are also difficult, because employers and/or third party representatives may be protecting their own best interests. Due to the complexity and difficulty associated with work injury cases, it is important to partner with a workplace accident attorney that represents your best interests!

    Spear Greenfield’s workers compensation attorneys always represent our injury victims by taking a unique client-centered approach to every case. We do not want clients to assume risk in partnering with our law firm, so we offer free consultations and a no fee guarantee! With our no fee guarantee, we will not accept payment unless you win. The Spear Greenfield legal team will always make decisions based on the best interests of our clients. Below are several other reasons why you should call Spear Greenfield first! 

    • The Spear Greenfield worker’s comp attorneys and work-related injury lawyers have developed a track record of success throughout our 30 years of business. We have secured over half a billion dollars for our clients, including rewards of $300,000 or more for a substantial number of clients.
    • Spear Greenfield’s goal is always earning our clients the maximum work injury compensation, so our legal team will never hesitate to regularly take cases to court when that guarantees the highest payout. Our law firm is not afraid to invest time and resources to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We will not sell you short!
    • Spear Greenfield has a robust portfolio of medical professionals, so your injury extent or treatment requirements will not discourage us from taking a case. With our law firm’s reputation, relationships, and contacts, we will connect you with quality medical treatment, even if you do not have insurance!

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    Get Started With Your Work Injury Case

    If you have been hurt on the job and need assistance with any step of the claims process, feel free to reach out to the Spear Greenfield legal team! Our firm has many workplace accident lawyers with a combined experience of over 200 years. We represent those injured at their work place. We are committed to fighting for your rights, justice, and workplace injury compensation.

    If you do an internet search for “workers compensation attorney near me”, you may find an expensive and inexperienced Philadelphia work injury lawyer. When choosing Spear Greenfield, you do not assume any risk… There is no risk in evaluating a partnership with Spear Greenfield, because we offer a free consultation without any pressure or obligation. There is no risk in partnering with Spear Greenfield’s workplace accident lawyers, because we offer a no fee guarantee, which means we will not accept payment unless you win. We are here to serve you, so call us first!