Pittsburgh Work Injury Lawyers Who Know How to Fight
Get the support you need after work injury with Hal Waldman & Associates
Construction accidents and workplace incidents often leave workers with severe and life-threatening injuries. In some cases, these injuries can result in permanent disabilities. Despite the enforcement of safety regulations on job sites, the risk of injury remains high due to potential equipment malfunctions or human error.
Contact Hal Waldman & Associates in Pittsburgh today for a free consultation with an experienced work injury attorney. We know the lasting consequences of workplace injuries and are prepared to support you throughout the entire legal process of seeking compensation for your losses.
What is considered a work injury?
A work injury refers to any harm or damage sustained while performing job-related tasks. These injuries can be caused by many work accidents, such as slip and falls, lifting heavy objects, or being struck by objects. Work injuries can happen in any setting, but workers who use heavy tools, equipment, and machinery are at a higher risk of getting hurt on the job.
Common types of work injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder and neck injuries
- Hearing and vision loss
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Strains and sprain
Work injury claims
A work injury can happen unexpectedly and disrupt your life. In Pennsylvania, injured workers are usually entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation covers the following injury-related damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Disability benefits
The tradeoff at the heart of workers’ compensation is that you can’t sue your employer for a work injury. However, you can file a personal injury claim against a negligent third party that caused or contributed to a work accident.
For example, if you were injured on premises belonging to another business, you can file a lawsuit against that business. The same is true if you were injured by defective equipment or hurt in a car accident while on the job.
A personal injury claim can compensate you for damages not covered by workers’ comp, such as pain and suffering. It’s important to speak with an experienced work injury lawyer to understand all your legal rights and options.
We fight for injured workers in Pittsburgh and Western PA
With decades of combined experience, our Pittsburgh work accident lawyers are dedicated to advocating for injured workers. We have a deep understanding of the complex Pennsylvania laws that apply to workers’ compensation claims and third-party claims. The sooner you contact our work injury attorneys, the more effectively we can protect your rights.