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Common Work Injuries

Bethlehem, PA Workplace Accident Attorney

Workplace accidents often result in serious injuries. And when they do, injury victims need to make sure they take immediate action to protect their health and their rights. Otherwise, they might end up having to pay for their injury out of their own pocket.

Our Bethlehem law firm understands the issues injury victims face in Pennsylvania. That’s because we have worked with people hurt on the job throughout the Lehigh Valley. We want to meet with you to learn more about your workplace accident.

Don’t underestimate the seriousness or complexity of your case. Make sure you receive medical attention right away. Then contact Vellner Law, PC. We can explain all the options available to you, then recommend which one we think makes the most sense for your particular injury.

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Types Of Work Injuries

People get hurt at work many different ways. Sometimes, it’s a single, catastrophic accident. Other times, workplace injuries occur slowly over time. Some of the most common workplace injuries or illnesses we deal with at our law firm include:

Whatever type of injury you’re dealing with, we can be there for you every step of the way.

Your Fight Is Our Fight

When you have our law firm in your corner, you can demand the compensation you rightfully deserve for your workplace injury. Attorney Anthony R. Vellner thoroughly understands the state’s workers’ compensation system. That’s because he has worked with people hurt at work in Lehigh County and other surrounding areas.

Evidence matters when it comes to workplace accidents. Without the facts, injury victims often have a hard time obtaining the financial compensation they deserve. That’s why we take the time to search for the facts needed to build a strong legal case. We regularly review medical records, accident reports, safety inspection records and other critical documents.

Your fight is our fight. Find out how our law firm can help you after your workplace injury. Contact us and schedule your free case consultation.

Back or Neck Injury

Injuries to the back or neck at work can be very serious. From spinal cord injuries to broken bones, muscles sprains and more, a serious back or neck injury sustained on the job can prevent people from returning to work for weeks, months or sometimes never again. These accidents happen for many different reasons – from slipping and falling at work to being struck by an object on the job.

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Shoulder Injury

A work-related shoulder injury can be very painful and often prevents people from performing their job for weeks or months. Sometimes, such injuries involve strained or sprained shoulder muscles. Other times, serious shoulder injuries require surgery and extensive physical therapy. When these injuries occur, returning to work right away can often be nearly impossible, especially if the injury victim performs a job that requires heavy lifting or other physical tasks.

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Inhalation Injury

Inhaling hazardous chemicals, smoke or other hazardous materials (including asbestos or paint thinner) can cause serious injuries. Sometimes, all it takes is a single exposure to such hazardous substances to cause an inhalation injury. But often, such injuries occur due to prolonged exposure to hazardous materials at work over the course of many months or years, sometimes resulting in cancer, including mesothelioma.

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Knee or Leg Injury

Injuries to the leg or knee at work can be fairly common. From broken bones to muscle sprains caused by a variety of work-related accidents, a knee or leg injury on the job can be very painful. Sometimes, such injuries simply require rest. Other times, they may require surgery in certain, extreme circumstances. In either case, our experienced legal team can work with you to help you try to obtain the financial support you need and deserve for your workplace injury.

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Repetitive Stress Injury

Performing the same task at work can sometimes result in serious injuries over time. Whether it’s operating heavy machinery, typing, working in a kitchen or on an assembly line, a repetitive stress injury can be very serious. Injuries to hands or arms are especially common, including carpal tunnel syndrome. Some repetitive stress injuries simply require rest. Others require surgery and even job training if the injured person can no longer perform the task that caused the injury.

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Burn

Burn injuries sustained on the job can be very serious. Whether it’s a skin burn due to direct contact with a welding device, hazardous chemicals or boiling water, work-related skin burns can be very serious. Explosions or fires at work can also cause burn injuries. Whatever the cause, it’s critical that companies take steps to prevent such injuries – and they should be held accountable for their actions or negligence in the event of a burn injury.

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Eye Injury

Injuries to the eye need to be treated quickly. When these injuries occur at work, they can often have very serious consequences, including blindness. Eye injuries sustained on the job often occur due to exposure to dangerous or hazardous chemicals. Explosions at work can also cause eye injuries. That’s why it’s important for workplaces that expose employees to hazardous chemicals or other potentially-harmful substances to have eye washing stations and proper training for employees so they know what to do in the event of an eye injury.

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Other Injury

There are many other types of work injuries. These injuries can include:

  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Internal injuries (including organ damage and cancer)
  • Injuries caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals

Whatever the reason, whatever the cause of your workplace injury, our legal team wants to help you get your life back on track.

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