Pittsburgh Work Injury Lawyers
Aggressive Injury Lawyers at Goodrich & Geist Fight for the Rights of Clients Who’ve Suffered Work Injury Accidents in Pittsburgh, PA
When we go to work, we may not even consider the risk of suffering an accident and injury on the job. While some professions have easily apparent risks of accident and injury, the fact remains that any worker can suffer an accident and injury in the course and scope of his or her duties. When this happens to you or a loved one, the law may entitle you to certain compensation and benefits for your injuries and damages you may incur as a result of your injuries.
With over 50 years of collective legal experience, the Pittsburgh work injury accident attorneys at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. have fought for the rights and interests of injured workers. Our team has the knowledge and experience to represent you no matter what kind of work injury accident you may have suffered. We have the expertise and resources to pursue every available option for financial compensation for you, so that you can trust we will fight to get you the maximum compensation you need and deserve.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a work injury accident in Pittsburgh, contact Goodrich & Geist today to schedule an initial case review to learn more about how our attorneys can help you recover compensation and benefits for your injuries.
Types of Injuries Suffered in Work Injury Accidents in Pittsburgh
Every workspace presents risks of accidents and injuries. Although some jobs pose a more serious risk of injury than other jobs, even an office space can pose a risk of significant or life-changing injury to workers. Some of the more common examples of work injury accidents include:
- Slip/trip and falls
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falls from heights, such as from roofs, ladders, platforms, or scaffolding
- Falling objects
- Crush accidents
- Repetitive motion accidents
- Violent assault
These types of accidents can lead to injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Soft-tissue injuries, including muscle, ligament, and tendon strains and tears
- Organ damage and/or internal bleeding
- Neck and back injuries, especially herniated and ruptured discs
- Spinal cord injuries, which can lead to paralysis
- Head and facial injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Exposure to toxic substances or disease
A serious work injury accident should entitle a worker to compensation and benefits. When you are having trouble securing compensation for any of the above work injury accidents or another work-related injury, Goodrich & Geist can help.
How Goodrich & Geist Can Help You and Your Family Maximize Your Financial Recovery in Your Work Injury Accident Case
After you’ve been involved in a work injury accident, you may have various options available to you to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. At a minimum, suffering injury in the course and scope of work may entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits under Pennsylvania law. Workers’ comp benefits can help pay for medical treatment for your work injuries and also provide you with partial wage replacement or disability benefits if you cannot return to work. Unfortunately, under the workers’ compensation system you generally cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer for your work injury accident.
When your work injury accident is the fault of a third party, such as a negligent driver that hits your work vehicle, or a defective product that injures you in the workplace, or a customer who assaults you, you may be entitled in those circumstances to a personal injury claim against that third party, such as a motor vehicle accident claim or defective product claim.
The laws governing your rights to compensation following a work injury accident can be complex. Let the experienced Pittsburgh work injury accident attorneys at Goodrich & Geist sort out the details of your accident and injuries and help you understand your legal rights and options and what sorts of compensation you may be entitled to. Our attorneys will aggressively fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the full measure of compensation and benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Contact Our Firm Today to Set Up a Case Evaluation with One of Our Knowledgeable Pittsburgh Work Injury Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have suffered a work injury accident in Pittsburgh, you may be entitled to compensation and other benefits for your injuries and other losses. You need to move quickly to ensure that you receive the full benefits you deserve. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Pittsburgh work accident injury lawyer at Goodrich & Geist today to discuss your rights and options following your accident and injury.
Frequently Asked Questions about Work Injury Accidents in Pittsburgh, PA
As a general rule, an injured worker is limited by law to filing a workers’ compensation claim against his or her employer for a work-related injury, and may not file a personal injury claim. The workers’ compensation laws require employees to give up their right to file a personal injury lawsuit in which they can recover non-economic damages in addition to economic damages, in exchange for defined, guaranteed compensation from their employer without regard to fault for the accident. An injured worker may be entitled to step outside the workers’ compensation system if he or she can show that his or her employer intentionally or recklessly caused or contributed to the worker’s injury.
If you are filing a personal injury suit for your work injury accident, you have two years from the date of your injury in which to file a lawsuit. If making a workers’ compensation claim with your employer, you typically must report your work injury within 21 days, although claims can be accepted as far out as 120 days following your injury (although your benefits may be limited). If you need to file a workers’ compensation claim with the state because you are not receiving benefits or the amount of benefits you believe you deserve, you have three years from the date of your injury.