The United States Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor and Statistics has reported that in 2009 there were approximately 3.3 million private industry injury and illness cases reported by workers.
Over half of these occurred in the construction and manufacturing industries. In Pennsylvania, the Workers’ Compensation laws are in place to compensate an individual who has been harmed on the job. However, an individual may be entitled to additional recovery from third parties or their employer depending on the circumstances surrounding the workplace injury.
David Dowling and our team have had numerous cases involving workers’ compensation recovery, as well as recovery against third parties for workplace injuries.
Types of Workplace Injuries
Lawsuits Outside of Workers’ Compensation
The government designed workers' compensation to ensure that employees injured on the job can receive money and benefits to maintain their lifestyle, both in the short-term and long-term. This typically prevents the injured worker from needing to take legal action against the employer. However, in some cases, workers may still be able to sue for damages for certain injuries:
- Injuries caused and the employer fails to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
- Injuries caused by a defective product.
- Injuries caused by a toxic substance.
- Injuries due to intentional or egregious behavior by the employer.
- Injuries caused by third party negligence.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, contact an attorney experienced in uninsured/underinsured motorist who will represent you with dedication and tenacity. We encourage you to call David B. Dowling, Esquire (888-660-1646) to schedule a free consultation and analysis of your case.
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