If you work in construction or farming, it is no surprise to you that these two industries rank about the most dangerous jobs in America. You have a higher risk of being injured or killed on the job than your friends who work in other industries. As reported by The Chronicle, construction and farming were included in the U.S. Bureau of Labor's top 10 most dangerous jobs for 2014. The 10 jobs that had the highest fatality rates for 2014 were:
- Logging workers
- Fishers and related fishing workers
- Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
- Refuse and recyclable material collectors
- Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
- Structural iron and steel workers
- Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
- Electrical power-line installers and repairers
- First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
Contact the workers' compensation attorneys of Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC to schedule a free consultation. We can help you get the workers' comp benefits that you are entitled to receive under Pennsylvania's workers' comp laws. If you have a claim against a third party, our personal injury attorneys help you file a personal injury claim to ensure you receive the maximum compensation available for your injuries.
Why Hire a Workers' Compensation Attorney at a Personal Injury Law Firm?
A workplace injury is covered by Pennsylvania workers' compensation. In exchange for maintaining insurance that covers workplace injuries, employers are protected from civil lawsuits when a worker is injured. In other words, if you are injured at work, your only recourse is to file a workers' compensation claim. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
If your employer does something to intentionally cause your injury, you may have a valid claim under Pennsylvania's personal injury laws. Another example of an exception is a third party claim against someone other than your employer who causes the injury. For example, a construction worker who is injured by a speeding, drunk, or distracted driver may have a personal injury claim against the driver.
Why would I file a personal injury lawsuit instead of a workers' comp claim?
You may be entitled to receive additional compensation through a personal injury claim! Workers' compensation only provides partial reimbursement of lost wages. It also does not compensate you for your physical pain and emotional suffering. Therefore, a personal injury claim may be the best option for you to receive full compensation for your workplace injury.
Call Our Personal Injury Law Firm for Your Workers' Comp Claim
The attorneys of Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC are experienced workers' comp attorney who also have experience handling a variety of personal injury cases. This allows our attorneys to evaluate your case to determine if you have a personal injury claim that may benefit you more than a workers' comp claim.
Contact our office for a free consultation. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve as you struggle to recover from a devastating workplace injury.