- Crushing injuries
- Slip and falls
- On the job motor vehicle accidents
- Back and spine injuries
- Muscle strains
- Joint and ligament injuries
Heart attacks and hypertension injuries are also common in manual labor and are often overlooked by employers. Employers can be negligent in allowing laborers to overwork. If physical overexertion results in a heart attack, the employer may be liable.
Freeburn Law Answering Your Questions About Your Manual Labor Injuries
If you work in manual labor and have been injured on the job, you may be confronting several issues. Most likely you will be out of work until your injury heals. You will have medical bills, and costs for medication and therapy.
When you return to work, you may not be able to perform the same tasks and duties that you did before the injury. Moreover, a workplace injury can have a devastating impact on your family, because your family’s needs and daily expenses do not stop while you are injured. If you are a manual laborer who has been injured on the job, you should:
- Notify your employer as soon as possible
- Seek medical treatment
- Keep track of all your out-of-pocket expenses (such as medical co-pays, and what you pay for prescription medication, mileage and parking for medical treatment)
In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation provides benefits to injured workers including lost wages, medical expenses, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits. Click here for answers to the questions you may have about workers’ compensation and your on-the-job injury. You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits no matter who was at fault for your injury, or regardless of what your condition was before you were injured.
Under workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania, injured workers receive lost wages equal to 2/3 of their gross wages, based on the average of the worker’s gross wages from a period before the injury. Pennsylvania law requires your employer pay workers’ compensation, to cover your medical bills and to replace your wages if you cannot return to work because of an on-the-job injury. The employer should also pay to compensate you for any disfigurement, and/or for any loss of function that results from a permanent disability. However, employers will often try to avoid paying you what you deserve.
That is why if you are a manual laborer who has been injured on the job, you should talk to an attorney from Freeburn Law as soon as possible. You don’t have to fight this battle alone. Put the experienced attorneys at Freeburn Law to work for you.
Schedule a free consultation with one of the Freeburn Law PA certified workers’ compensation law specialist. Our attorneys know how to defend the rights of victims of manual labor injuries. Not only is the call and consultation free, but at Freeburn Law we won’t charge you a fee unless we recover money for you.
Why should you call PA Manual Labor Injuries Lawyer, Freeburn Law?
The law offices of Freeburn Law have represented injured manual laborers throughout Pennsylvania for 30 years. We can help you if:
- Your workers’ compensation claim was denied
- You feel you are entitled to additional benefits
- Your benefits have been reduced or cut off
- Your employer is putting pressure on you to return to work before your injury has healed
- You have developed an occupational illness
Determining how much money you are entitled to in a workers’ compensation settlement is difficult and complex. At Freeburn Law, our experienced and committed attorneys will take the complexity out of the process for you and provide you with sound guidance toward a settlement with your best interests in mind.
PA Manual Labor Injuries Lawyer, Freeburn Law has several offices throughout Central Pennsylvania to better serve our clients.
We have offices in Harrisburg, York, Lewistown, Lancaster, Selinsgrove, Camp Hill, Huntingdon, Lebanon & Gettysburg. And, if you can’t come to us, we will come to your home, or meet you in the hospital. We are available 24/7 – evenings and/or weekends.
Besides our 12 office locations, if you can’t come to us because of your injury, we’ll come to you – WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS! We will meet you at your home or in the hospital, anywhere in Pennsylvania and anytime that is convenient for you, including in the evening or on weekends.
Freeburn Law Your PA Manual Labor Injuries Lawyer 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300 Harrisburg, PA 17101 Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777 Toll Free Number: 1-800-303-8005