Workers’ Compensation For PA Sanitation Workers
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 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 find 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 the city and state workers in workers’ comp claims for over 70 years.
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 wants to hear about your work-related injury case and provide you with the information you need to collect all benefits you are entitled to. Contact us today at 800-952-9640 to talk to an experienced attorney. All workers’ compensation cases are handled on a contingency basis. That means you don’t pay us until we recover compensation for your case.