For more than 20 years, Jeffrey S. Gross and Patrick W. Kenny have aggressively fought for the rights of injured workers. Gross & Kenny, LLP uses all the legal tactics and skills at their disposal to make sure that each client receives full and complete compensation for their work-related injury. If you sustained an on-the-job injury in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas of Bustleton and South Philly, contact a Philadelphia workplace injury attorney today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
What Types of Work Injuries are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
The majority of common workplace injuries are covered by Philadelphia workers’ compensation, which requires your employer to pay medical bills and reimburse you for lost wages if you were hurt on the job. Common injuries include:
- Back Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Degloving Injuries
- A disease of the lungs or other organs caused by exposure to toxic substances
- Fatal Work Injuries
- Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
- Hand and Arm Injuries
- Hand and Wrist Injuries
- Head Injuries and Headaches
- Hearing Loss
- Heat Stress Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Loss of use of hand, foot, finger, toes, or other body parts
- Mental Stress
- Neck Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Nerve and Tendon Injuries
- Occupational Diseases, including asbestos exposure and mesothelioma
- Occupational Illnesses
- Paralysis, Paraplegia, and Quadriplegia
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Psychological or Emotional Injuries
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Respiratory Disease
- Scars and Burns
- Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
- Sprains and Strains
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Traumatic and Catastrophic Injuries
- Vision Loss
Even if your condition is not listed here, it is worth your time to discuss your situation with a Philadelphia workplace injury attorney. Injuries that occur at work should be taken seriously. Many workers neglect to report workplace injuries because they do not think their injury is serious, but you should report your injuries regardless to avoid future pain.
Certain injures do not appear right away. For example, a worker could slowly lose their vision due to poor work conditions or develop nerve damage because of the repetitive motions required for the job. A small knee injury today could lead to a knee replacement when a worker retires. Head injuries can lead to memory loss or impaired motor skills. If a worker was exposed to toxic chemicals, they might develop cancer or lung disease that is expensive to treat. At any point, it may become too difficult to work. A worker could lose their job because they cannot perform their job duties due to a work-related injury.
What Types of Injuries are Not Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation benefits are necessary for injured workers to recover; however, a South Philadelphia worker may not be entitled to benefits due to the following factors:
- The worker was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the injury occurred
- The worker inflicted the injury on themselves or started a fight that led to the injury
- The worker was on the premises but not “on the clock” when the injury occurred
- The injury occurred while the worker was violating a company policy or procedure
A worker is eligible for benefits any time they are injured while furthering the interests of their employer. This involves activities ranging from driving a vehicle while on company business to participating in a company social event, such as a picnic. Insurance companies or employers might claim that a worker was not “on the clock” or that they were violating company policy. We will build a defense that shows you are entitled to compensation. Keep important documents, such as your timecards or work report from the day of the accident, find witnesses, and keep your clothes/shoes from the day of the accident. Our Philadelphia workplace injury attorneys will find the rest of the information we need during our investigation.
Allow Us to Handle the Case
When the Philadelphia workplace injury attorneys at Gross & Kenny, LLP take over your case, we will prepare your defense, collect evidence, and communicate with the appropriate parties. Those hurt at work has a right to be angry or frustrated if they have not been treated well by their employer. However, you should not contact your employer or the insurance company to complain about it. Anything you say could be used against you as we argue your case. If someone calls you about your claim, forward those calls to us. If you are sent official letters or offered an early settlement, let us review everything on your behalf.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Gross & Kenny, LLP Help Workers Obtain Benefits for Their Injuries
The Philadelphia workplace injury lawyers at Gross & Kenny, LLP are ready and available to answer any questions you may have about your right to receive compensation after a workplace injury. You might fear for your job, or you may be related to someone who died during a work-related accident. Allow us to review your case and open an investigation that will help you recover as much compensation as possible. Call us or contact us online for a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas such as Bustleton and South Philadelphia.
Meet With a Philadelphia Workplace Injury Attorney From Gross & Kenny, LLP
At Gross & Kenny, LLP, we are ready and available to answer any question you may have about your right to receive compensation after a work-related injury. Call our Philadelphia workplace injury lawyers today or a free appointment. We return all calls within the same day and we don’t get paid unless you do.