Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorney Fighting for You
If you are injured on the job, or become ill or disabled due to a work-related cause, you need a law office that has working knowledge of your type of work and/or work injury. In the 30-plus years of practice in this area of law, The Law Offices of Thomas Dwight Aristide has handled nearly every type of work accident that can exist in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities.
Common injuries that we have encountered over the years include:
- Lower back injuries
- Mid back injuries
- Neck/cervical disk injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder impingement
- Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
- Carpal tunnel
- Brachial plexus
- Ankle injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Hearing loss
- Occupational exposure to chemicals and other materials
- Specific losses of a limbs, fingers, etc.
- Head, face or neck scars
- Compartment syndrome
- Death claims
We help coordinate your medical treatment to ensure that your physical needs are met. Our office is one of the oldest workers’ compensation firms in the Lehigh Valley, and we exclusively represent the injured worker.
Representing workers from a variety of vocations and industries
Over the years, we have provided representation to clients in a variety of industries:
- Construction workers
- Industrial workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Factory workers
- Warehouse workers
- Commercial and non-commercial drivers
- Airline workers
- Health care workers
- Cement mill workers
- Municipal employees, including police, fire corrections, sanitation road workers and EMS people
- Service workers, including daycare workers, certified nurse assistants, delivery drivers
With our extensive knowledge of these industries and the common dangers associated with each, we are better able to serve your legal needs in proving any and all matters associated with your work injury.
Remember: Your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act may include injuries which are an aggravation, exacerbation or acceleration of a pre-existing condition that you may have had in addition to injuries directly caused by your work activity. In other words, if your work activities or injury made a pre-existing condition worse, you are entitled to benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
You deserve compensation
Getting the workers’ compensation benefits to which you’re entitled by law is an absolute must in most cases. But often it turns into a legal battle for which you need a qualified attorney, because your company’s insurance carrier is likely to fight your claim every inch of the way.
Insurance companies maximize their profits by minimizing the claims they pay out. They fight even legitimate claims by people who desperately need to pay for hospital stays, rehabilitation, lost wages, everyday bills, and mortgages.
Here’s how we can help
If you have suffered a work-related injury, we will explain the whole workers’ compensation process in plain English. We will help you come up with a plan to get you through this difficult time and give you a projection of where your life will hopefully go now and in the future. We will answer your questions, talk about the merits of your case, discuss your options, and decide how to best move forward for you in your case. If your case has problems, we will let you know what they are. We will be completely honest with you at all times. We will do our best to help you develop a new plan with your life to work with, in or around, your work injury.
Providing all the right resources for you
Insurance companies have huge budgets to hire attorneys, doctors, nurse care managers, and adjusters — all of whom are focused on protecting the financial interests of the insurance company, not the injured worker. In these cases, we are especially motivated to use our experience as trial attorney to force settlement or battle in court for a successful outcome for you. We will use whatever means necessary to seek the best possible results in your case.
Do not sign anything without consulting an attorney
If an insurance company offers you or a family member a settlement directly, or tries to change your benefits, contact a lawyer immediately. Our fee is 20 percent of any amount of benefits we recover for you, which is limited by Pennsylvania law. However, in most every instance, we will be able to obtain a much larger settlement than the settlement that was originally offered to you by the insurance company.
When you settle your workers’ compensation case, you must coordinate these benefits with any other benefits you may be entitled to, such as Social Security. Confident legal advice can help you in this regard.
Remember, there is no fee for consultations in workers’ compensation cases, and no charge for our work unless your case is successful.