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Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers and employees who are injured in scaffold accidents while at work have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim against their employer for medical bills as well as wage loss caused by  temporary, partial or total disability resulting from the accident.

Making a workers’ compensation claim should not be done alone. Workers should seek advice of a Pennsylvania work accident lawyer who can advise them of their rights and responsibilities when making a workers’ compensation claim.

Tort Liability for Work Accidents in Pennsylvania

Many work accidents are caused by the negligent acts of different parties, not just the employer. This is especially true for construction site or work site accidents involving the following:

  • tools,
  • scaffolds,
  • heavy machinery and equipment, and
  • power industrial trucks like forklifts.

Liability can stem from negligent maintenance, improper training, and in many cases, violation of OSHA regulations pertaining to work site safety. Where scaffolds are involved, liability often stems from failure to properly erect the scaffold.

Defendants in a Pennsylvania Construction Site/Work Related Accident Lawsuit

Construction sites are usually very busy places. On any given day, there may be dozens of workers present, many of them employed by different companies. When a worker or employee is injured in an accident, multiple parties may be liable, such as:

  • general contractors,
  • subcontractors,
  • day labor providers,
  • machinery & equipment providers, and
  • product manufacturers.

No construction site or work site is the same. Therefore each work accident case is unique and it is important to contact a lawyer immediately to conduct an investigation into the cause of the accident and to determine the chances of success in a lawsuit.

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Pennsylvania & New Jersey Workplace Accident Law Firm

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**This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. See the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

Published: September 18, 2012