Types of Workers

Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Attorney Fighting for Injured Workers' for More Than 30 Years

At Fenner & Boles, our lawyers have been advancing the rights of injured workers in the state of Pennsylvania for more than a quarter of a century. We are proud of our longstanding legacy as a caring law firm with a reputation for committed and ethical practices.

Our attorneys are certified specialists in the field of workers' compensation law in Pennsylvania. In light of this advanced qualification, our clients can have full confidence in our ability to protect their interests effectively.

All professions and industries carry the risk of injury, but some employees are more susceptible than others, as described below.

Construction Workers

As one of the leading work-related causes of injury in the United States, construction zones are highly regulated by state and federal laws. Construction accidents often result from one or more of the following:

  • Safety code violations
  • Third party negligence (contractors, product manufacturers, and equipment suppliers)
  • Use of defective materials / structures, i.e. scaffolding
  • Damaged tools and / or equipment
  • Rundown machines

Construction workers who are injured on the job are entitled by law to compensation for their work-related injuries. If you were injured in any of the following types of accidents, you can take legal action for compensation: slip / trip and fall at work, electrical accident, scaffolding / crane / equipment malfunction, explosion, moving vehicle collision, repetitive strain / motion injuries, or burns from chemical / electrical / welding accidents.

Delivery Workers

In a business that emphasizes speed, delivery workers can easily be injured as they rush to lift, carry, and transport packages of varying sizes and weights. As a delivery worker, if you were injured on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. We handle delivery worker cases that involve:

  • A conveyor malfunction
  • Poor weather conditions during delivery
  • Traffic accidents
  • Slip and fall

A workers' compensation claim can account for the medical treatment expenses and lost time at work that you would otherwise have to pay out of pocket.

Healthcare Personnel

Healthcare personnel are at risk of on-the-job injuries caused by:

  • Lifting patients
  • Handling hazardous materials
  • Dealing with heavy medical equipment

If you work at a hospital, health clinic, doctor's office, nursing home, or residential home, you could be at risk of on-the-job injury. Most healthcare institutions are self-insured and, consequently, reluctant to act fairly when it comes to settling an accident claim. Make sure you know your rights under Pennsylvania law so you can seek the compensation benefits to which you are entitled.

Manufacturing & Warehouse Employees

If you were injured on the job at a manufacturing plant or a warehouse, you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim. Just some of the manufacturing and warehouse accidents for which we help our clients seek workers' compensation are:

  • Injuries caused by inadequate safety harnesses
  • Injuries caused by chemicals and / or hazardous materials
  • Injuries caused by forklift and / or scaffolding accidents
  • Injuries caused by defective machinery

Don't let your employer try to minimize the extent of your injuries; this is just a ploy to make you believe you do not need to file for workers' compensation. It's important to know your rights at this time. Contact Fenner & Boles for help.

Dedicated Legal Advocacy in Philadelphia, PA

Call Fenner & Boles today. With more than 60 years of combined experience, our Philadelphia workers' compensation lawyers understand the Pennsylvania laws that can impact your situation. Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to learn more.