Workers’ Compensation and Traveling to Work
Every day, hard-working truck drivers, contractors, traveling nurses, and many other occupations take to Pennsylvania’s streets and highways to serve the public. A vast majority of these workers come home to their families at the end of the day, safe and in one piece; however, this can all change in a heartbeat. A slippery road or distracted driver could mean serious injuries or even death for a worker and tragedy for their family. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the United States averaged a work-related fatality every two hours in 2014.
Do You have a Plan?
When tragedy strikes, everyone should have a plan, and, if a worker can no longer put food on the table due to a work-related injury or motor vehicle accident, they need to know what to do and who to call. Employers and Insurance companies have dozens of lawyers on call to advise them and limit a victim’s recovery. They know the system and will do everything in their power to escape liability. Following an injury or motor vehicle accident, the workers need someone in their corner who knows the system, like the workers’ compensation specialists at Martin Law.
What can Martin do for you?
The workers’ compensation system can be a confusing and frustrating maze, but the workers’ compensation attorneys at Martin Law have over two hundred years of combined experience in navigating that maze. We know how to gather records and present your case to a Workers’ Compensation Judge. We know how to negotiate settlements and will protect you from the bullying tactics of insurance companies. We know how to protect all of your rights under the law, and, if you call, we will set up a one-on-one meeting with an attorney to review your case.
What can I expect from my meeting?
When you meet with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys, they will review the facts of the case and any paperwork. At that point, they will lay out your options in non-legalese and answer any questions as to your rights. Additionally, they will review the case to see if any lawsuit can be filed against a negligent driver or company.
When should you call?
If you or a loved one have been injured, it is important to secure legal representation as soon as possible. Workers’ Compensation lawyers do not charge a fee unless they win or settle the case. So, there is no reason not to call and protect your rights. In fact, you have everything to lose by waiting. Thanks to harsh statute of limitations laws, if you wait too long, any claim for damages might be prohibited. Don’t have regrets later and call today.
AUTHOR: Joe Ring, Esq., who practices workers’ compensation law at Martin Law in Philadelphia, PA.