Workers’ Compensation for Loggers
Logging consistently ranks in the top five as one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Not only is the job physically demanding, but most job sites are in remote locations which means you’re far from medical attention if an accident happens. If you work in the logging industry and have been injured on the job, worker’s compensation can help cover some or all of your medical costs.
With over 40 years of experience in workers’ compensation, our skilled attorneys can help you with your claim. Let Martin Law help you get the compensation you deserve as a logger. Call us at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation.
Logging Industry Accidents
The fatality rate for loggers in 2017 was 87.3 per 100,000 workers. The most common fatal accident for loggers is encountering an object or equipment. Here are some of the specific ways in which an injury or accident can occur at a logging site:
- Contact with a log or falling branch
- Mishaps with equipment
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Being pinned or crushed between objects
- Environmental hazards
If you’re injured on the job, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation! Your employer’s insurance is obligated to pay for your medical care and lost wages. Contact Martin Law immediately, regardless of whether your employer’s insurance carrier has denied your claim.
Contact Martin Law immediately to get started on your case. Our lawyers will educate you about your rights to workers’ compensation and make sure your benefits are calculated correctly. We’ll also explore your options to pursue a lawsuit against third parties for negligence such as a manufacturer of unsafe equipment.
Don’t assume that you’re covered in the event of an injury on the job. We have offices across the Philly Metro area, Reading and the Lehigh Valley and are ready to fight for your compensation. Your initial consultation is free and we take no fees unless we secure your benefits or a settlement.