Although many businesses have been affected by the Order of the Governor in response to the Covid-19 virus the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system remains open and available to help those injured at work.

We also possess the technology to support remote work efforts and we want to reassure you that we remain fully operational and responsive to all of your legal needs.

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic our firm has decided to WAIVE ALL WEEKLY ATTORNEY FEES for every new Workers’ Compensation client for the rest of 2020.  We want to do our part to give back to the community.  We will continue to reduce our fees on ALL lump sum settlement as well.

Stay healthy.  If you need answers or help, please call us, reach out to us though this web site or email us directly at: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Starting a dangerous job? Here’s what to know.

The workforce in Pottsville and surrounding areas include very important industries – mining, manufacturing, steel processing, product distribution, and many more. These establishments provide critical job opportunities to the community.

However, they also pose significant risks to their employees — the consequences, of which, can be catastrophic.

Be on the lookout for danger

Construction work typically poses the highest risk of work-related accidents. In fact, one in-depth article spotlighting the construction injuries notes, “on a daily basis, construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry.”

However, one of the following dangers are almost always lurking at any job sites:

  • Falls from scaffolds, ladders and other elevated platforms
  • Toxic exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Structural collapses and cave-ins
  • Falling parts, moving machinery
  • Prolonged exposure to dangerous weather conditions
  • Fires and electrical malfunctions

Keeping an eye out for these potential risks is the first step in staying safe at work.

Know your workers’ comp rights

After suffering from a work-related injury, the process of getting help can feel overwhelming. Some employees may be pushed to accept a settlement offer that’s lower than they need to recover, while others may find that their claim has been denied altogether.

But, workers have a right to compensation after a work-related injury — no matter the cost or who was at fault for the incident. Pfeiffer Brown DiNicola & Frantz are dedicated to helping clients get the compensation they deserve.

That compensation may include many financial consequences the worker faced as a result of the injury, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Income the worker missed out on while recovering from the injury
  • The cost of trips taken to receive medical treatment

Further, a thorough investigation may reveal a third-party fault in the accident. This may arise from an insufficient maintenance repair, faulty equipment and more. When a third-party is also at-fault for a worker’s injury, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed for compensation in addition to the workers’ compensation claim.

Pennsylvania workers should feel empowered to exercise their legal rights in the wake of a workplace injury. Seeking a dedicated, results-oriented legal team for help after an on-the-job accident, can help you reach the financial compensation you are lawfully entitled to.