Pennsylvania sanitation workers face hazards on a daily basis. If a sanitation employee, such as a sewage worker, garbage collector or pollution control specialist, is injured on the job, it is important that an experienced attorney is on your side. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Lerner, Steinberg & Associates will protect your rights, bringing a combined total of more than 60 years of experience to negotiate the best possible settlement or litigate the optimal result in a jury trial.
Sanitation Workers Face Risk of Accident and Death on the Job
Sanitation workers are exposed to a wide range of dangers and risks—even death. In fact, seven sanitation workers were killed in a work-related accidents between 2003 and 2010, according to a union representative from the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association. More common, but still serious, workplace injuries can happen while working in the sanitation industry. Some of these include skin infections or respiratory problems due to exposure to toxic matter or gases such as hydrogen sulfide and methane, back injuries from repetitious lifting, impact injuries due to garbage truck accidents, and orthopedic stress injuries caused by repetitive motions.
As a Pennsylvania sanitation worker with work-related injuries, you may require expensive medical treatment, physical therapy, or a long recuperation process before you can get back on the job. Recovery of your lost wages is reason enough to seek the help of an accomplished Pennsylvania Workplace Accident attorney from Lerner, Steinberg & Associates with offices in Media and Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Represent Your Interests
The Workers’ Compensation attorneys at the firm of Schmidt, Kirifides Fridkin know that employers and their Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers often deny claims resulting from sanitation worker accidents to avoid costly settlements. The experienced workplace accident attorneys at our firm have the tenacity and knowledge to form a defense team that will protect your rights and maximize the benefits to which you are entitled through a cash settlement or a court proceeding.
You can’t assume that your employer or their insurance company will treat you fairly following a workplace accident injury. If you were injured while performing work duties at your sanitation job in Berks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County or in any Pennsylvania community, call us to discuss your claim with an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney at Lerner, Steinberg & Associates. Call us at (215) 355-6400 or submit your case online.
Types of Workplace Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Heart Attack
- Carpal Tunnel
- Hearing Problems
- Occupational Disease
- Scars and Scarring
- Back, Neck and Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprains & Strains
- Spinal Injuries and Paralysis
- Eye Injuries
- Loss of Limbs
- Knee Injuries
Types of Workplace Accidents
- Burn Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Electrocution Accidents
- Falls From Elevated Heights
- Fatal Accidents
- Health Care Accidents
- Manufacturing / Warehouse Accidents
- Office Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Workplace Transportation Accidents