Get a Scranton Long-Term Workplace Illness Attorney on Your Side
Our Scranton lawyers work hard for sick workers in Lackawanna County
Some workplace injuries in Scranton happen in an instant. Others take time. In particular, doing the same job for many years can take a toll on your body. Sometimes, such work can be physically strenuous. Other times, your long-term workplace illness or injury might occur while working at a desk all day.
In either case, it's important to talk to a long-term workplace illness and injury lawyer who knows the law and understands how the legal system works in Lackawanna County. That's why it's important to speak with an attorney at O'Malley & Langan Law Offices in Scranton. Our legal team has years of experience handling such complex cases. We know what needs to be done to make things right.
Common long-term workplace illnesses
Most long-term workplace illnesses or injuries are defined as anything that could affect you for at least 12 months. In many cases, these injuries or illnesses can last years or even impact you for the rest of your life. These include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A type of wrist injury often due to performing repetitive or similar tasks over a long period of time.
- Asbestos exposure - Breathing in asbestos fibers and particles (often while working on construction sites) often linked to mesothelioma, a type of cancer.
- Work-related heart attack - Constant physical labor, workplace stress and other strenuous work sometimes results in work-related heart attacks.
- Back, hip, shoulder, knee or elbow injuries - Repeatedly lifting heavy objects, especially for many years, can result in serious injuries and chronic pain in your back, hip, shoulder, knees or elbows.
You shouldn't have to suffer because you got hurt or sick simply doing your job. Talk to a lawyer at our Scranton office and learn more about how we can help you.
What our lawyers can do for you
Pennsylvania's rules and regulations involving long-term work-related illnesses and injuries can be very complicated. You may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Or you may be eligible for other benefits. It's hard to know for sure, especially if have never had to deal with a long-term illness or injury before.
We understand what you're going through. That's because we have helped many injury victims and their families dealing with such situations in Scranton and throughout Lackawanna County. We can help with all the paperwork. We can deal directly with insurance companies or the Social Security Administration. That way, you can focus on getting better.