Workplace Accidents in Philadelphia

Were you injured at work?

Considering how American workers typically spend at least one-third of their day at work, it's no wonder why employees frequently experience on-the-job injuries. If you were injured in a workplace accident, or if your loved one who was killed in the course performing their work duties, you deserve to receive fair compensation for your losses.

At Fenner & Boles, our Philadelphia workers' compensation attorneys have represented the rights of injured workers for over 25 years. In our decades of experience, we have earned notable accolades including the AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, selection for inclusion in Pennsylvania'sSuper Lawyers®, and the 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. As Board Certified workers' compensation specialists, we bring the highest level of dedication and skill to our practice.

Common Accidents in the Workplace

All workers have a right to a safe workplace, but even when workers take safety measures to prevent accidents and injuries, not all accidents are preventable. While the construction, logging and fishing industries are inherently dangerous for workers, even private sector employees can suffer on-the-job injuries.

Common workplace accidents include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Crush by object
  • Machinery accidents
  • Violence
  • Electrocution
  • Explosions

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act

If you are injured in a workplace accident, or if you suffer a work-related illness, the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act provides for your medical expenses and if you are unable to work, wage-loss compensation benefits until you are recovered enough to return to work. If a worker is killed in a workplace accident, death benefits are available to the worker's dependent survivors.

Almost all Pennsylvania employees are covered by the Act, and this includes seasonal and part-time workers, people working for nonprofits, and people working for employers with just one employee. Those who may not be covered include volunteers, casual employees, domestics, and agricultural laborers.

Contact a Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyer

If you were injured in a workplace accident, you should contact Fenner & Boles to speak with a Philadelphia workers' comp attorney from our firm. We warmly offer free case evaluations so you can gain access to all the information you need to protect your rights, completely risk-free.