Allentown Work Accident Attorney

Workplace accidents can be serious, even deadly. The Allentown work accident lawyers at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC have dedicated their practices to helping those who have been injured by the recklessness or carelessness of others get the compensation that they deserve. Contact us today so we can begin the process of evaluating your claim.

What are Some Common Workplace Accidents in Allentown and Elsewhere?

For 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited failures to properly maintain or use the following as the most common causes of workplace accidents:

  1. Fall protections
  2. Hazard communications
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory protections
  5. Control of hazardous energy
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Machinery and Machine Guarding
  9. Electrical wiring methods
  10. Electrical systems design

While these are the most common causes of workplace accidents there are many other hazardous that increase the risk of injury. Injuries from workplace accidents can include:

  • Lacerations,
  • Broken, dislocated or fractured bones,
  • Concussions or other brain damage,
  • Chemical or fire burns, and
  • Death

What Should I Do After a Workplace Accident?

Workplace accidents in Allentown and other cities can lead to catastrophic injures and even death. There are some very important things you should do (and not do) after an accident to help ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.

Do:

  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Insist on being taken to an emergency room, if necessary.
  • Report the injury to a supervisor or human resources.
  • Contact us for professional legal help.

Do Not:

  • Sign any waivers or releases.
  • Accept less than appropriate medical attention.
  • Return to work before you have recovered.
  • Negotiate with the other party’s attorney.

If possible, you will also want to get video or pictures of the location and cause of your injury. For example, if you are injured by a piece of machinery that was not properly maintained, then you would want to try to gather as much information as possible about the machine. Having this information can help us get you the compensation that you deserve.

You should also try and get the contact information of any witnesses. Witnesses can often play a huge role in explaining what happened to cause your injury. Often the person who is injured is in the worst positon to clearly see what happened.

How Can Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC Help Me After an Accident?

There are many reasons to get an experienced Allentown work accident attorney working for you as soon as possible after a work place injury. First, we understand the legal process. Timely and accurate court filings are critical in getting you all the compensation that you deserve. Second, we will manage the other side’s attorney. If the other side has professional legal help, then so should you. Finally, we will work with a team of medical professionals to ensure that your injury is properly diagnosed and that you request all the damages that you and your family are entitled to.

Contact our offices today to discuss your injury. We look forward to working with you. Allow us to handle your case so you can manage your recover. Contact us today online or by calling 888-777-7098.

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