Workplace Injury Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA
Chaffin Luhana Pittsburgh workplace accident attorneys represents individuals that are injured in work-related accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured while at work, Chaffin Luhana can help you get the full amount of compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. To learn more, contact us today.
Types of Workplace Accidents
At Chaffin Luhana, we represent individuals that are injured in a number of work-related accidents, including (but not limited to):
- Construction accidents
- Gas explosions
- Electrical accidents
- Slip and falls
- Objects falling from shelves
- Tripping over exposed cords
- Exposure to toxins such as asbestos
- Carpel tunnel and other repetitive stress injuries
- Pipeline accidents
Employers are responsible for ensuring that their workers are safe. If an accident occurs because of a preventable hazard such as a slippery substance on the floor, an object falling from a shelf or a hazardous piece of machinery, he or she will be accountable for the damages.
What You Should Know If You are Injured on the Job
If you are injured on the job, you will have a workers’ compensation claim. But, it is important to note that you may also be eligible to file a lawsuit against the person(s) or company responsible for your injuries. For example, if you are injured by a piece of machinery, you should have an attorney investigate to determine why the machinery caused you harm.
If the machinery was defective, you might have a product liability claim against the maker of the product. But, if the machinery wasn’t properly maintained, or if it was old and no longer working properly, you may have grounds to file a claim against your employer. You may also have grounds to file a claim based on negligence if you weren’t given the proper safety gear or if you or another employee weren’t properly trained on how to use it.
Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
No matter what industry you are in, your employer should make sure that you are working in a safe environment. If you are injured by negligence, you should speak with an attorney who can help you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to, which will likely be more than what you will get from a workers’ compensation claim.
To schedule a consultation with an experienced and highly knowledgeable attorney, please contact the Ohio Valley personal injury lawyers of Chaffin Luhana today. We represent injured workers in West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. To find out how we can help you, contact our office today.