As a sanitation employee for the state of Pennsylvania, you are not only keeping our communities clean, but helping protect our citizens from hazards, waste, dangerous conditions and harmful toxins. This is an important job that, unfortunately, comes with its own hazards.
Statistically, sanitation work is surprisingly dangerous. From collecting waste and working at sanitation plants to disposing of toxic chemicals, job-related hazards injure and kill sanitation workers. Make sure you take the time to seek seasoned legal counsel after suffering a sanitation work injury. A lawyer will make sure your rights are protected and that you seek full workers' compensation benefits.
Fighting For Injured Sanitation Workers In Pennsylvania
While you have the same rights as an injured worker with a private employer, there are public worker issues that are distinct in a workers' compensation claim. The attorneys at our law firm can help you with this and more as we have experience representing city and state workers in workers' comp claims.
Sanitation accidents can involve:
- Crush injury
- Slipping off equipment
- Equipment failure
- Electric shock
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Lifting injuries
- Back/neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
Many times, these injuries could have been prevented. Whether safety equipment such as gloves, helmets or hazmat suits were defective or a reckless driver caused a collision, in situations where a party other than your employer was negligent, personal injury damages can be sought.
A Dangerous And Essential Job
Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo represents sanitation workers who have suffered injury while on the job. Please email or call us at 877-794-2396 to talk to an experienced Philadelphia work injury lawyer during a free consultation.