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  • Reading Personal Injury Lawyers

    Helping Injured Victims in and Around Reading, Pennsylvania

    An injury sustained at work or on someone’s property has the potential to be life-altering. When an injury is coupled with medical bills and time spent out of work, the future can seem uncertain for an individual who has a personal injury in Reading. Luckily, with skilled legal counsel, individuals may be eligible for compensation for their injuries.

    Reading personal injury lawyers at Galfand Berger, LLP have represented and received compensation for clients in a variety of accidents including the following:

    Construction Accidents

    It is a widely accepted fact that workers in the construction industry are at a higher risk of injury than other industries. Construction accidents occur in a variety of ways including:

    Hand Injury

    Generally affecting factory line workers, hand injuries can be particularly devastating, resulting in crushed, broken, or lost digits, and even loss of the hand itself. Hand injuries generally are the result of an unguarded or insufficiently guarded pinch point and nip point. Things like degloving hand injuries and amputations can put individuals out of work indefinitely or permanently. Luckily, Reading hand injury lawyers can hold manufacturers and employers liable for their negligence, receiving compensation for their clients.

    Medical Malpractice

    While professionals in the medical industry oftentimes require extensive training for their jobs, accidents still occur. Overcrowded hospitals can result in early discharge or negligence. Misdiagnosis or prescription errors can oftentimes prove to be fatal. If a healthcare provider had a legal duty to provide treatment, they can be held liable for a medical error via a medical malpractice lawsuit.

    Nursing Home Negligence

    As the baby boomer generation grows older, nursing home facilities are stretched to their maximum capacity, with many becoming overcrowded. A need for employees in the geriatrics field has led to many inexperienced and poorly trained workers. Nursing home negligence usually occurs due to poor living conditions for the elderly, resulting in illnesses from lack of hygiene. Those in nursing homes are also at risk of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse from caretakers and staff.

    Personal Injury

    Accidents due to another’s negligence can have serious consequences for the injured victim. At Galfand Berger, we represent victims of:

    Premises Liability

    Premises liability laws can hold property owners liable for injuries sustained on their property due to their own neglect or inattention. Individuals who have suffered the following types of injuries can seek representation from Reading premises liability lawyers:

    Products Liability

    Injuries from products can affect individuals both at home and at work. Poorly manufactured equipment such as forklift trucks or protective equipment can prove hazardous to workers in the construction industry. For consumers, things like flammable clothing and power tool injuries pose as threats. Injuries sustained from faulty or poorly manufactured equipment or machinery can be subject to a third-party product liability lawsuit.

    Social Security Disability

    If an individual suffers from an illness or disability that bars him or her from working, he or she may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. These benefits are available to individuals who have worked and paid taxes over the years. While benefits like these are necessary for disabled individuals, applying for Social Security benefits can be a difficult process. Should a claim be denied, an individual has 60 days to appeal it; it is urged that they do this with the aid of a skilled Reading Social Security disability lawyer to ensure that the process moves quickly and successfully.

    Workers’ Compensation

    Much like Social Security disability, Workers’ Compensation has a complex application process. Individuals injured at work who have their initial claims denied should not give up. The counsel of an experienced Reading Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help with an appeal.

    Suffering an injury of any type can be an emotional experience for anyone. Seek the legal counsel of Reading personal injury lawyers at Galfand Berger LLP in your time of need. We pursue all entitled compensation for every form of injury. Our skilled, resolute lawyers will draft a plan of action that is unique to your case. Call us at our Reading office at 610-376-1696 or contact us online.