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Archive for September, 2015

Construction Accidents in Lancaster County – How A Lawyer Can Get You Compensation

Working in the construction industry can be a very lucrative and enjoyable career. You get the satisfaction that comes with watching something that you’ve worked on take shape and evolve, and a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Unfortunately, all of those benefits often come at a high price. Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplace environments, and construction accidents that cause serious injury or even death happen all too often.  If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in Lancaster County, you need a workers’ compensation lawyer who can get you the compensation to which you’re entitled. The law firm of Vanasse Law is dedicated to helping people who have been injured at work. We have the experience and knowledge you need to get you what you deserve.

When you made the decision to work in construction, you knew the risks involved, but you also knew that all construction employers have a responsibility to keep the workplace as safe as possible. This means providing proper training and ensuring that the risks are addressed by taking appropriate safety measures. When accidents occur and workers are injured, workers’ compensation insurance is there so that there’s no need to sue your employer: it provides assurance that you will get compensated for wages you lose and receive medical benefits for the care that you need to recover. Or at least that’s the way that it’s supposed to work. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be a challenge, and putting yourself into the competent hands of an experienced attorney can make all the difference in making sure that your case is handled properly and you get the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.

The list of potential injuries that can befall a worker on a construction site is nearly limitless, but the most common injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Accidental amputations
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

No matter what type of injury you suffer, it is important that you act quickly after the construction accident takes place. Having a workers’ compensation attorney working on your behalf means that you will receive compensation for your medical care and disability as quickly as possible, without the delays that may occur due to improperly prepared paperwork or missed deadlines. It also means that you have a potent advocate to help you file claims against any third party that might be responsible for your injury.

There are very specific laws that have been created to protect the rights of workers, and the attorneys at Vanasse Law are dedicated to using their knowledge of these laws to ensure that they get what they deserve. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in Lancaster County, contact us today to set up a free consultation.

Learn more about Construction Accidents in Lancaster County HERE.

Michael Vanasse Earns Workers’ Compensation Law Specialty Certification

Michael A. Vanasse of Vanasse Law, LLC of Lancaster has been certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section.

Mike successfully completed the 2015 certification process by submitting a variety of documents showing that at least 50 percent of his legal practice is in the specialty field of workers’ compensation, that he has practiced in the field for more than five years, and that he actively participates in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education in workers’ compensation law and related fields. Mike also passed the certification examination that focuses on workers’ compensation law and rules and leading case law.

In 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved the PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section as the first bar association entity in Pennsylvania to certify lawyers in the area of workers’ compensation law. Certification was granted to 149 lawyers who took the exam in 2013, 32 lawyers who took the exam in 2014, and 20 lawyers who took the exam earlier this year.

Because of his successful completion of the certification process, Mike will be permitted to use the following language when communicating about his certification to clients and to the public: “Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.”

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 27,000 lawyers who are members of the association.

Read The Press Release Direct From The Pennsylvania Bar Association HERE.

 

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