PERSONAL INJURY IN ALLENTOWN & THE SURROUNDING AREAS
Standing Up for Pennsylvania Injury Victims Since 1982

Allentown Workers' Compensation Attorney

Benefits for Injured Workers in Easton, Bethlehem & the Lehigh Valley

In Pennsylvania and across the United States, workers in virtually every field are covered by workers’ compensation laws. These laws were put in place to provide a system that would offer benefits to workers who sustain on-the-job injuries or are diagnosed with occupational illnesses. Workers’ compensation replaces lost wages and covers medical costs associated with work-related injuries and also provides death benefits to families when workers lose their lives in workplace accidents.

Have you been injured at work? Although you may be rightfully entitled to workers’ compensation, you may run into difficulties in applying for and obtaining benefits. An Allentown workers’ compensation lawyer at Knafo Law Offices can help you through the application process and can help with an appeal if your claim has been denied.

We represent injured workers in workers’ comp claims across Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and the entire Lehigh Valley area. For a free consultation, call (610) 756-1098!

Types of Work Injuries

There are numerous types of work-related injuries, illnesses, and accidents that can leave a worker unable to work for a period of time. We can take on work injury claims of all kinds and will be happy to discuss your specific case with you to determine how to move forward with a worker’s comp claim process.

Some of the leading causes and types of work injuries include:

  • Falls
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Overexertion/heavy lifting injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Work-related auto accidents
  • Electrocution and electrical injuries
  • Falling object injuries
  • Injuries caused by heavy machinery

Whether you have an administrative position in an office, work on an assembly line in a factory, or are out working on construction sites, you have the right to compensation if you suffer a work-related injury. Our Allentown work injury lawyers are here to help you recover the benefits you deserve.

Workers Comp Claim Process

If you want to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you will need to report your injury or illness to your employer as quickly as possible. Failure to report may delay your benefits or disqualify you from receiving benefits. Once you report your injury and tell your employer it is work-related, they must report the injury to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation by filing a first report of injury.

An Allentown workers’ compensation attorney at our firm can help you report your injury to your employer and can follow up to make sure your employer sends the appropriate report to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. We can also file a claim petition for a hearing before a workers’ compensation judge if your claim is denied for any reason.

We will pursue any and all applicable workers’ compensation benefits:

  • Payments for lost wages
  • Specific loss benefits
  • Medical care
  • Death benefits

Types of Construction Accidents & Injuries

A construction site may present many dangers to a worker, passerby, or site visitor. Our workplace injury lawyer handles injury claims involving all types of construction site accidents and injuries, no matter their cause. Our attorneys, paralegals, and support staff have more than 100 years of experience to apply to these cases, and we utilize our knowledge and resources to the fullest extent to seek fair, reasonable benefits. When you work with an Allentown construction accident lawyer at our firm, you pay no legal fees unless we recover a settlement or award on your behalf.

We represent construction workers in the following types of accidents and injuries:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Electrocution and electrical injuries
  • Falling or swinging object accidents
  • Accidents caused by defective machinery
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Caught in or under machinery or equipment
  • Fires and explosions
  • Overexertion and repetitive motion injuries
  • Trench collapses
  • Struck by a motor vehicle at a construction site

To learn more about workers’ comp and your right to benefits, call our firm at (610) 756-1098.

Awards

  • American Academy of Attorneys | 100 Million Dollar Club
    American Academy of Attorneys | 100 Million Dollar Club
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Civil Plaintiff
    National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Civil Plaintiff
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    National Trial Lawyer - Top 25 Medical
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best
    American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best
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    America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys Seal
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    Who's Who in American Law
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    United States Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
    Pennsylvania Rising Stars
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    National Trial Lawyers Top 100
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    National Association of Distinguished Counsel
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    Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice
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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
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    Northampton County Bar Association
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  • Lehigh County Bar Association
    Lehigh County Bar Association
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    Elite Lawyers of America
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    The American Trial Lawyers Association
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    American Bar Association
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    American Association for Justice
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    America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys Shield