Philadelphia + Delaware County Municipal and Public Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
When Pennsylvania public employees – paramedics, police officers, firefighters, street cleaners, city bus drivers, firefighters, gas works employees, water department employees, etc. are injured on the job, they may need the advice of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who has handled similar claims. The attorneys of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias handle the workers’ compensation claims of public workers, as well as their third-party personal injury lawsuits against other parties causing their injuries.
Types of Injuries Suffered by Public Employment Workers
The State of Pennsylvania, along with each of its individual communities, runs smoothly in the hands of public employees such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics and sanitation workers. When these state and municipal employees are injured at work, they often experience the same difficulties in filing for and receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits as civilian employees do.
Accidents occurring in a law enforcement employee’s line of duty include gun accidents, back injuries from tackling criminals, assaults by suspects or prisoners, squad car crashes, or falling injuries from foot chases. Firefighters commonly experience smoke inhalation, burns, heart and lung conditions, toxic exposures, and ladder or stairway falls. Municipal sanitation workers can get hurt as a result of falls from garbage trucks, back injuries from lifting cans, or traffic accidents with other motor vehicles. First responders often suffer back or knee injuries from carrying, lifting or restraining victims or patients. Many “volunteers” are entitled to cash benefits for injuries they suffer while performing their public service duties.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Pennsylvania Public Workers
Workplace accidents that result in an on-the-job injury to city and state workers can be unique situations. Our lawyers at the Media, PA law firm of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias can help an injured worker no matter what line of work the employee is involved in. Government bodies can seem intimidating adversaries, but we have faced them before. We know how to design cases against the strongest opponents that allow us to achieve maximum compensation. We want to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact our office at (484) 679-5239 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced, knowledgeable Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys. With offices in Media & Philadelphia, PA, we handle cases against Pennsylvania government employers in Berks County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County, or any other outlying county in Pennsylvania. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for the workers’ compensation benefits that are rightfully yours.