Lancaster is an employment hotbed of South Central Pennsylvania. When workers are injured in and around Lancaster, it is important that they are provided all opportunities to heal and recover. Workers’ compensation benefits can assist, but they are frequently not enough.
If a third party or a manager or supervisor’s negligence causes a work-related injury, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim. That said, these cases can be immensely complex – especially when there are multiple defendants. If you or someone close to you has suffered a work-related injury, get in touch with our team.
Our lawyers represent clients in and around South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster County and Susquehanna Valley. Get in touch to schedule a free initial consultation at 215-929-7216 or email the firm.
Types of Lancaster workplace injuries we help clients with
We at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., have more than 25 years of experience working on complex construction sites and workplace-related injuries. We are prepared to do everything to obtain the compensation you deserve if you have been injured at any place of employment in or near Lancaster, including:
- Lancaster General Hospital
- RR Donnelley
- County of Lancaster
- Armstrong World Industries
- School District of Lancaster
- Dart Container
- Turkey Hill
We have extensive experience representing clients in cases involving lifting injuries and back injuries to significant or debilitating catastrophic injuries. Regardless of your injury, we encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible.
The attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. have experience helping those who have sustained a wide range of workplace injuries. We want to be clear that there are many ways that employees can sustain injuries in the workplace. Some of the most common types of workplace injuries that we help clients deal with revolve around acute traumatic incidents that result in:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Severe sprains or strains
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Spinal cord trauma
- Other severe back and neck injury
- Amputations or crush injuries
Additionally, our attorneys also understand that many workplace injuries or illnesses do not appear right away. We help clients with injuries that also happen over longer periods of time, including:
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Occupational illnesses
- Hearing and vision loss
- Respiratory damage
- Various types of cancers
- Cardiovascular diseases
Deadline to file a work injury claim in Pennsylvania
It can be confusing to understand how long a work injury victim has to file a claim. In general, we always recommend that work injury victims report their injury or illness as soon as they know about them. However, Pennsylvania guidelines offer somewhat contradictory deadlines for these claims. For example, this is pulled directly from a workers’ compensation flow chart provided by the Pennsylvania government: “An employee injury is to be reported to the employer within 21 days; if not reported within 120 days from the date of injury or having knowledge of a work-related disease, no compensation is allowed (except for cases involving progressive diseases).”
In short, we really recommend that you report your injury within 21 days of discovering the issue. However, even if you do not report your injury or illness immediately, that does not mean you will be unable to recover compensation. Let our attorneys help you sort through the deadlines for these claims.
How much compensation is available for a Lancaster work injury claim?
There is no set amount of compensation available for victims of work injuries in Lancaster and throughout Pennsylvania. Each particular case will have varying sets of facts and circumstances that need to be taken into consideration. The workers’ compensation system in Pennsylvania is designed to provide injured workers with the following:
- Complete coverage of medical bills related to the workplace injury or illness
- Recovery of a portion of the lost income if a victim cannot work
- Possible temporary or permanent disability benefits depending on the severity of the injury
Contact a Lancaster work injury attorney as soon as possible
To get in touch and schedule a free consultation to discuss types of workplace accident injuries with one of our Lancaster workplace accidents and injuries attorneys, please call 215-929-7216 or email Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. Phones are answered 24 hours a day.