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Work Accident Law Library

August 6, 2017
by Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP

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The following law library is brought to you by the work injury lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent. The law info below is for information only and is no substitute for legal advice.

This page also provides other resources for PA and NJ workers if they need more information.

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Work Accident Law Articles (Pennsylvania & New Jersey)

Common Legal Issues in Work Injury Cases

Lawsuits Against Employers

construction-workers-on-roofOne of the first questions an injured worker has is whether they can file a lawsuit against their employer for negligence in causing an accident. Each case is unique, and the employer liability laws vary from state to state. In Pennsylvania, injured workers are usually prohibited from filing injury lawsuits against employers. There are some major exceptions to this rule. In one of our most popular articles, our work injury lawyers discuss Pennsylvania law for suing an employer for an injury at work (posted June 27, 2016).

Pain & Suffering Via Workers’ Compensation

In serious work injury cases, workers often sustain crushed limbs, head injuries and/or spinal cord injuries. Can an injured worker receive financial compensation for pain and suffering? Not through workers’ compensation. In Pennsylvania, the workers’ compensation system does not provide compensation for pain and suffering. Instead, compensation is payable for permanent or temporary disability from work and medical bills. In some instances, such as the loss of eyesight or hearing, specific loss benefits are payable. However, the system doesn’t account for an injured worker’s pain and suffering. Civil lawsuits can provide such compensation.

Do You Have a Valid Work Injury Lawsuit?

There is no way to tell whether you have a valid work injury lawsuit without consulting with a work accident lawyer who will review the details of the accident. There may be multiple claims available, against multiple parties. Contractors, subcontractors, property owners and even product manufacturers may all be held liable for a work accident. For example in a work related fall accident in a parking lot, the parking lot management contractor may be liable, or a snow/ice contractor may be liable.

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  • Crane Accidents & Workplace Safety – The Burden of Safety Lies with Corporate Businesses (April 25, 2013) Crane accidents are common across the Northeast corridor, including PA, NJ and NY. Earlier this year, a major crane accident in Queens, NY resulted in major injuries. Crane operators are often guilty of negligent conduct leading to work accidents. The burden of workplace safety lies with corporate businesses.
  • Workplace Fall Accidents & Injuries (March 16, 2013) Work injuries often lead to financial hardships for injured workers. Work injuries often include head injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries and broken bones. Surgery and extensive medical treatment are often necessary.
  • Work Accidents & Burn Injuries (February 9, 2013) Burn injuries often result from electric shock accidents or chemical exposures. These types of injuries are extremely painful and often lead to serious scarring. Our work injury lawyers discuss these types of injuries, treatment and financial compensation from lawsuits.

See work accident blog archives.

About Our Work Injury Law Practice

Our lawyers have achieved millions of dollars of results on behalf of injured workers in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area. Our firm handles the following work injury cases:

  • construction accidents,
  • industrial accidents,
  • factory accidents, and
  • equipment accidents.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a work accident in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or New York, contact our experienced, highly rated workplace accident and injury lawyers for a free, confidential consultation. 215.399.9255; 800.220.7600

Work Injury Resources in Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s website has a section dedicated to PA Workers’ Compensation which provides information for workers. It answers basic questions from “What is workers’ compensation?” to “Who is eligible to receive compensation?”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA is an agency of the United States Department of Labor, and its mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”

OSHA’s website, www.OSHA.gov, provides OSHA regulations and other valuable resources for employers and employees. The website also provides other material and information on how employers can keep their employees safe.

Filing a Safety and Health Complaint Against a PA or NJ Employer

PA workers have a right to work at a safe workplace environment. Pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, workers and employees have the right to file a complaint against their employers it they believe there is a serious hazard. Workers may also file a complaint if they believe their employers are violating OSHA safety regulations. Workers can request an OSHA inspection of their workplace. Employees do not have to know whether an OSHA regulation has been violated in order to file a complaint.

Workers may file a complaint online. Click here if you want to file an OSHA complaint online.

Workers may also call the nearest OSHA area office to file a complaint. Below is the contact information for the Philadelphia Area Office.

Philadelphia Area Office
U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA
US Custom House, Room 242
Second & Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-2902
(215) 597-4955
(215) 597-1956 FAX

Click here to see all other Pennsylvania OSHA Area Offices

For South New Jersey, workers may contact the Marlton Area Office below.

Marlton Area Office
Marlton Executive Park, Building 2
701 Route 73 South, Suite 120
Marlton, New Jersey 08053
(856) 596-5200
(856) 596-5201 FAX

Click here to see all other New Jersey OSHA Area Offices

New Jersey Public Employees State Plan Office

In New Jersey, OSHA offices only cover all private sector workplaces, federal agencies, maritime employers (e.g., shipyards, marine terminals, longshoring), military facilities, Indian sovereignty workplaces and the United States Postal Service (USPS).

For matters involving all public sector workplaces, including state, county, and local government agencies, public authorities, fire departments, and school districts, workers should contact the New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) State Plan, which is part of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD).

New Jersey – Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) State Plan Office
P.O. Box 386 Safety, P.O. Box 360 Health
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0386
(609) 984.-1389
(609) 292-3749 FAX
website: www.state.nj.us/health/peosh

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