A: Under Pennsylvania laws, non-employers such as contractors and subcontractors may be able to be sued in a logging accident case. Depending on the circumstances, multiple parties may be held liable for a logging accident, even though the worker’s employer would generally not be able to be sued.
On large logging sites, multiple contractors are often present, especially where heavy equipment is used. Contractors often provide employees for specific tasks with specific equipment and tools. When a worker is injured, he or she may have multiple claims, including product liability claims.
The number one factor which determines success of a logging accident lawsuit is prompt, proper and thorough investigation by a knowledgeable logging accident lawyer.
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For more information, contact our Pennsylvania and New Jersey logging accident lawyers. Call Click To Call. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.
Our logging accident attorneys represent workers in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.
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Published: July 18, 2012