An injury in any form can have devastating effects on one’s life as well as their finances. Between medical bills and time spent out of work due to an injury, the counsel of an experienced Allentown personal injury lawyer may be imperative if an injured party wishes to move on with their life.
The legal team at Galfand Berger LLP aids individuals affected by various injuries. We have received justice for our clients in the following practice areas:
A construction worker sustaining an injury during work is an all-too-common occurrence. Yearly, thousands of workers will be injured, making construction one of the most accident-prone industries of all. With cases ranging from fall injuries to electrical injuries, Galfand Berger has the experience to counsel workers in all forms of construction injuries.
While it may not normally be as physical as construction accidents, employment discrimination is no less traumatic, oftentimes affecting an individuals’ mental health and ability to work. Those who face religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, or sex and gender discrimination are urged to seek our services for employment law and end the cycle of workplace discrimination.
Hand injuries regularly occur in the workplace. Unprotected or poorly protected nip points and pinch points can lead to crushed, broken, or even amputated hands, arms and fingers.
Just because doctors receive extensive training in the medical field does not mean they are free from mistakes. Medical malpractice cases oftentimes come from negligence, misdiagnosis, or an early discharge from a hospital, and is more common than one may think.
The increasing age of the baby boomer generation has seen nursing homes opening and filling up quickly. Cases of sickness due to unhygienic living conditions and neglect due to overcrowding are not uncommon. Family members who entrust their loved ones to the care of geriatric specialists should know that these individuals may be held liable for any neglect or abuse they commit.
Many different types of accidents can result in injuries ranging from minor, to serious, and even fatal. When an accident results from the negligence of another, a personal injury claim may be pursued. At Galfand Berger, we pursue compensation for victims of car accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, dog bite accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, train accidents and truck accidents.
Premises liability laws can hold property owners liable for injuries that occur on their property. Our Allentown premises liability lawyers have advocated for individuals who sustained injuries in:
In addition to liability laws, Galfand Berger also advocates for crime victim rights for individuals harmed in a violent crime. In addition to recovering damages from the perpetrator, we have also collected damages from negligent property owners in third-party liability claims.
Poorly constructed or unsafe equipment can affect us both at work and at home. Many manufacturers have produced defective forklift trucks or protective equipment that can put workers at an increased risk for injury. At home, things like flammable clothing or power tools with unguarded moving parts can pose as serious hazards.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) seeks to help those who are disabled. Too often individuals find their Social Security disability benefits denied. When this happens, an individual has up to 60 days to appeal the decision. It is urged that they do so with the help of an Allentown Social Security disability lawyer in order to ensure that the process goes quickly and successfully.
Workplace injuries can be devastating. Applying for benefits can only add on unnecessary stress, especially if you are denied at first. Allentown Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Galfand Berger can help those who are injured because of a work-related injury, illness, or medical condition.
If you or a loved one has been injured and is seeking compensation or benefits, you are urged to contact our Allentown personal injury lawyers at Galfand Berger LLP. Contact us online or call us at our Bethlehem-Allentown offices at 610-865-0140 or toll-free at 1-800-222-8792 to discuss your case.