Pennsylvania Work Accident Lawyers
If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation. But did you know you may also be able to obtain compensation for your work-related injury in addition to workers’ comp?
The attorneys of Herr & Low, P.C., can review your work-related injury case and assess whether you may have a third-party personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ compensation case.
What’s A Third-Party Claim?
If you were injured by a third party — someone other than you or your employer — that party can be held legally responsible for damages. These so-called third-party claims allow compensation for pain and suffering and the portion of your lost wages and other damages that workers’ compensation does not cover.
For example, if a delivery truck owned by another company hit and injured you while you were at work, you could receive workers’ compensation and pursue a personal injury claim against the owner of the truck that injured you.
The attorneys of Herr & Low, P.C., represent working people who suffered serious injuries in job site accidents. We can help you with your workers’ compensation claim and also pursue any potential third-party claims, such as those involving:
- Construction accidents: Ladder or scaffolding accidents, trench collapse, explosions, electrical accidents and falls from roofs all need to be carefully reviewed to determine if another fault led to your injury.
- Vehicle accidents: If you were injured in an accident while driving as part of your job or were hit on the job site by a vehicle that didn’t belong to your employer or a co-worker, you may be able to receive compensation in addition to workers’ comp benefits.
- Industrial accidents: Equipment, machinery or power tools that are defective or lack proper safety guarding may have caused your injury. In these cases, we will hold the maker of the equipment responsible for damages.
It is not always obvious whether a negligent third party was responsible for your injury. That is why it is important to speak to an attorney. There is no cost and no risk to find out if you could receive more than workers’ compensation.
For A Free Consultation, Call 717-397-7544
To arrange a free consultation about your work-related injury case, please contact us today by email or call 717-397-7544. From offices in Lancaster, our lawyers represent clients throughout central Pennsylvania.