Lackawanna County residents know that their employers aren’t always on their side. In the 1800’s, coal miners in Scranton and Carbondale braved dangerous working conditions in order to support their families. But, while low wages meant struggling to make ends meet; an injury could leave a family without a home.
Today, Lackawanna County residents work in a variety of fields including healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, food service and education. While our workplaces are certainly safer than the coal mines of the past, injuries still happen. And, when you are injured, you may still have to have to fight your employer to protect your rights.
Injured in Lackawanna County? You Shouldn’t Have to Fight for Your Rights
Worker safety has come a long way in the past 100 years. But, one thing hasn’t changed – employers continue to put profits before people. While state laws protect your right to workers’ compensation, employers and their insurance companies do their best to deny or undervalue claims. Companies often delay benefits by failing to report injuries or misfiling paperwork. Sometimes, they stop paying benefits early while the injured worker is still recovering. Employers may even threaten to fire or replace employees who file Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation claims.
Common On-the-Job Injuries in Lackawanna County
- Muscle strain
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries
- On-the-job traffic accidents
- Machinery injuries
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Job-related cancer
Most Lackawanna County employees have a legal right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for on-the job injuries. If your benefits have been delayed, denied or terminated early, call Shor & Levin at 866-462-8553. We’ll be happy to discuss your case with you – just ask for a free consultation. Our Bulldog Lawyers will guard your rights, so you can focus on getting better.
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Communities We Serve:
- Scranton, PA
- Carbondale, PA
- Fell Township, PA
- The boroughs of Moosic, Old Forge, Taylor, Dunmore, Throop, Dickson City, Olyphant, Blakely, Jessup, Archibald, Jermyn, Mayfield, Vandling and the surrounding area
We understand that money can be tight after a serious injury. Shor & Levin accepts Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation cases on a contingency basis. This means that you don’t pay until we win your case. Contact Shor & Levin at 866-462-8553 to learn more. The initial consultation is free.