Pennsylvania and New Jersey Work Accident & Injury Law FAQs
The following frequently asked questions and answers are brought to you by the work injury lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent. The legal FAQs listed below are for information only and are no substitute for legal advice.
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- My husband was hurt at work and hasn’t been able to go back to his job. We are in financial trouble. Do we have any legal rights? (April 24, 2017) My husband was hurt at work and hasn’t been able to go back to his job. We are in financial trouble. Do we have any legal rights? Read the answer by our work injury lawyers.
I fell down in the parking lot at work. Can I get compensated for my injuries? If you fell down in a parking lot while going to or leaving work, you may have a valid lawsuit for your injuries. While in most situations, your employer can’t be sued directly for negligence in causing a work accident, other parties can be held liable. They include parking lot operators, management companies, etc. It’s important to have a work accident lawyer review your case immediately to best preserve your legal rights.
Can I get compensation for pain and suffering after a work injury? As a general rule, pain and suffering compensation cannot be obtained via workers’ compensation. That’s the way workers’ compensation laws are designed. However, what most injured workers don’t know is that they can often get compensated for pain and suffering by filing a work injury lawsuit against non-employer parties.
Do I have a work accident lawsuit in Philadelphia? How do you know if you have a valid work accident lawsuit in Philadelphia? Investigation must be done and quickly. It is crucial to identify the cause of the accident and whether non-employer parties can be held liable. Speak to an experienced work accident lawyer as soon as possible. Practically all of them offer free initial consultations.
I was injured in a forklift accident at work. Who is liable for the forklift accident? A worker who is injured in a forklift accident at work may have viable legal claims against non-employer parties such as a subcontractor or forklift operating company. In addition, in the case of a forklift product malfunction, the forklift manufacturer may be held liable in a defective product injury case.
I have a bad back from a car accident 5 years ago, and was recently injured at work. I hurt my back again. Can I file a claim for my injuries? So called, “pre-existing injuries” are compensable from both a workers’ compensation standpoint as well as a work injury lawsuit standpoint. The key is to prove that the recent accident caused a flare up. This can be achieved through medical records of the treating doctors.
I was hurt at work at a worksite in Pennsylvania. What compensation can I receive? There are two types of claims available after a work accident in Pennsylvania. First, there is a workers’ compensation claim which covers medical treatment and temporary/permanent wage loss. Second, there may be a work injury lawsuit against negligent, non-employer parties. For example, a subcontractor may be liable for negligence that caused the accident.
I was hurt at work at a factory in Philadelphia. What workers’ compensation benefits can you receive? After most work accidents in Philadelphia, injured workers can make claims for workers’ compensation benefits. This is true even if a work accident was the worker’s own fault. Under Pennsylvania workers’ comp laws, injured workers are entitled to medical benefits and indemnity (which covers a portion, usually about 2/3 of the worker’s average weekly wage).
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