Harrisburg Workplace Accident Lawyer
Employers have the legal duty to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees whenever possible. Despite strict workplace regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that an estimated 3 million work-related injuries and illnesses occurred in 2014 alone in the United States, and 4,679 individuals died from injuries sustained on the job.
If you suffer a job-related injury in a workplace accident, you have many rights to compensation set out by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act as well as under the legal principle of negligence. Your legal options depend on the circumstances of your individual case and an experienced Harrisburg workplace accident lawyer can evaluate your case and help you seek the financial compensation to which you are entitled. Timing is important after a workplace injury, so please do not delay in contacting the law office of Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. to get started on your case today.
Workers’ Compensation In Pennsylvania
In most cases, workers’ compensation is the exclusive option for an injured employee to recovery for their injury-related losses. Workers’ compensation provides benefits for medical expenses and wage replacement in exchange for an employee relinquishing the right to file a lawsuit against their employer. If you were injured in the course of your job duties, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation regardless of who was at fault in the accident. The application process can be complex, however, and claims for workers’ compensation can be partially or completely denied. It is extremely helpful to have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer helping you to ensure you receive the full amount of benefits you deserve under the law.
Filing A Lawsuit Against Your Employer
Under certain circumstances, there may be an exception that gives you the right to file a legal claim against your employer seeking damages for your workplace injury. For instance, you may be able to sue if your injury occurred because of an intentional act by your employer or if your employer failed to properly carry workers’ compensation insurance. Our team can help you determine if your situation falls into one of these exceptions.
Filing A Claim Against A Third Party
If a third party with no relation to your employer caused your injury, you may be able to file a lawsuit against that third party as well as collect workers’ compensation benefits. Some examples of situations in which a third party claim may be appropriate include:
- You are working away from your employer’s workplace and sustain injuries due to a hazard on the premises.
- You drive as part of your job and another driver is texting and crashes into your vehicle.
- You are using a certain piece of equipment or tool that is defective and the malfunction occurs to cause your injuries.
Find Out How An Experienced Harrisburg Workplace Accident Lawyer Can Help You
If you have sustained injuries in a workplace accident, there may be several options for your to recovery financially for your losses. Please do not delay in calling the Harrisburg workplace accident lawyers at the law firm of Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. to begin going over your legal options. Call today at 717-238-1657 for a free consultation.