Erie County Residents Asked to Be Careful Around Work Zones
PennDOT is continuing a summer of upgrades for Pennsylvania roadways on Route 5 in West Erie County, beginning this Monday, June 22 and continuing until September 4th. While there are no detours planned during the maintenance efforts, there will be lane restrictions, and flaggers controlling traffic. Because the lane restrictions may change from day to day, motorists are advised to visit www.511PA.com for the latest traffic information.
Work Zone Employees Have Families Too
In our daily rush to and from, we sometimes forget that people working alongside our roadways have a family waiting for them at home. PennDOT reminds motorists about the fact that their employees just want to get home to their family at night, and urges extra care when driving through work zones. There is legislation in place to penalize drivers who do not move over or slow down around roadside workers, so being safe could help drivers avoid a costly fine.
Erie PA Injury Lawyers Here For Injured Workers
Unfortunately, as PA injury lawyers, we have seen our fair share of injured roadside workers. A serious work-related injury may require time away from work, and an injured worker may be eligible to file for Workers’ Compensation benefits until they are able to return to work. Workers’ Comp is a federal program, but is further regulated be each individual state, which creates a tangled web of bureaucracy and red tape. To say work comp claims are complicated would be an understatement.
Unless you are already familiar with the myriad of regulations and stipulations surrounding workers’ comp claims, you would be best served hiring someone who handles them all the time, like an experienced PA Workers’ Compensation attorney at our firm. Avoid the stumbling blocks that everyone encounters when they try to handle their own claim by putting our experience to work for you while you concentrate on healing.
We offer a free confidential consultation to help you make an informed decision. Contact us now