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Workers’ Compensation and/or Personal Injury in Philadelphia Accident?

Injured at Work in Pennsylvania - Only Workers' Compensation or Also Personal InjuryThere are many types of accidents that can occur at work such as crane accidents, forklift accidents, scaffolding accidentsdefective product injuries and even motor vehicle accidents to name but a fewIn many cases, injuries that occur while at work are covered exclusively by workers’ compensation benefits.  However, there are many instances under which you may also file a personal injury claim, to recover financially from negligent parties whose careless acts and/or omissions caused your injuries and economic losses.  These may include, property owners, machine or equipment manufacturers and distributors, vehicle owners, subcontractors, maintenance personnel as well as many others.

With over 40 years experience in Bensalem, Levittown, Feasterville, Millbrook, Penndel all over Bucks County and the rest of Pennsylvania, Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson, are seasoned legal advocates skilled in securing just compensation for our clients and their families. Millions of dollars in settlements and countless satisfied clients has earned us the trust of those we serve. Our comprehensive and evidence-based approach involves extensive investigation and cooperation among our highly-accredited attorneys. To discuss your unique situation with a member of our highly skilled personal injury team free of charge, contact us online or at our Bensalem offices anytime at (215) 337-4915. An honest and complete case evaluation is the first step toward obtaining a desirable outcome.

Bucks County Work Related Injuries with Personal Injury Claim Implications

If you have been injured on the job in a slip and fall or any other type of accident, you may have many questions about workers’ compensation benefits and whether any person or entity may be held liable for your injuries in what is called a “3rd party claim.”

There are many situations in which an employee can have both a work compensation claim as well as a personal injury claim arising out of the same accident. Perhaps one of the most frequent situations comes up in the construction industry where employees of multiple contractors are on the same job. For instance, if on a large building project a bricklayer on an elevated scaffolding accidentally drops a tool on an electrician on the ground. The injured electrician is entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim against his own employer and the work comp insurance carrier of his employer. In addition, the injured electrician may also have a personal injury claim based on negligence against the bricklayer and the bricklayer’s employer.

Another very common situation where an injured worker has both a work comp claim and a personal injury claim is when a worker is driving as part of their job and is injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver. Being that driving is part of their employment responsibilities they would have rights to a workers’ compensation claim as well as a personal injury claim against the negligent driver.

What to Do If Injured At Work Due to Negligence Bensalem Personal Injury Attorneys

The Pennsylvania laws relating to work comp claims and personal injury claims arising out of the same accident are very complicated. It is highly recommended to obtain the assistance of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after the incident.

To help ensure that you receive your rightful compensation and pursue adequate and correct claims in a timely manner, it is important that you consult with a New Jersey  personal injury attorney with additional experience in workers’ compensation law.  It is a common mistake to listen and take advise only from your employer or their insurance company.  It is important to remember that at such a time everyone will be looking out for their own self interest, so should you.

Contact our Northeast Philly Personal Injury Attorneys to Discuss Your Case

After a work injury, you have enough to manage. It is important to be sure you have someone looking at for you interest during the recovery process. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping families become whole again and recover financially from these sometimes traumatic events. We will keep you informed and allow you attend to the physical and emotional challenges ahead, while we navigate the complex legal process, take on reluctant and often combative insurance companies, and never charge you a dime until you are justly compensated. For a free comprehensive consultation,  contact us at the Bensalem law offices of Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson today at (215) 337-4915.

Northeast Philadelphia Welding Hazards and Liability

Welders, solderers, cutters and brazers all use hazardous equipment as part of their welding-related occupations. These types of jobs have an inherent risks of traumatic injuries as well as other hazards to workers.This not only due to the type of work, but often because of the locations of where the work is performed. With more… Continue Reading

Common Personal Injury Mistakes

If one suffers a personal injury due to actions that are the fault of others the results can be catastrophic to the individual’s long term health and finances.  Whether it is a car accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident or any of the other numerous ways an injury can occur due to someone else’s bad actions… Continue Reading

Delayed Injuries from Accidents

Any accident can be devastating to you and your family. Pain and suffering and loss of income are just some of the after-effects that may bring serious changes to your life. After a serious accident, considering a personal injury claim is only one small way victims can protect themselves and their families. It is essential… Continue Reading

Staying Safe as a Lone Worker in Bucks County, PA

Many small business owners and remote employees work alone. This may include employees working behind the register at a small business, individuals who work from home, farmers, maintenance and repair staff, and much more. No matter what the situation, working alone can be inherently risky. There are also a handful of ways by which lone… Continue Reading

Are Trespassers Able to File Personal Injury Claims in Bucks County, PA?

A famous Pennsylvania personal injury case involved a burglar, Terrence Dickinson, successfully suing homeowners after he became trapped in their garage without food or water. Dickinson survived on dog food and Pepsi for over a week before the homeowners returned from a trip. However, this case is not a typical example of trespassers’ rights in PA. In most… Continue Reading

CTE After Northeast Philadelphia, PA Traumatic Brain Injuries

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, more commonly known as CTE, has come into the public consciousness in recent years due to high profile cases of current and former athletes. Early symptoms of CTE can be difficult to diagnose, particularly without seeking proper medical treatment. After traumatic accidents including construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents and more, the potential for… Continue Reading

“Breach of Duty” as Grounds for Bucks County, PA Personal Injury Claims

All successful personal injury cases in Pennsylvania rely on holding an at fault party liable for an injurious accident. The basis of liability may either be determined based on either negligent liability or strict liability regulations. Within these two concepts lies the idea of a “breach of duty”. Many of us are familiar with the concept of… Continue Reading

Financial Compensation for Permanent Disabilities in Pennsylvania

Personal injury claims are intended to compensate victims of injurious accidents. When those accidents lead to permanent disabilities from injuries including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, etc, that compensation must provide for victims and their families for a lifetime. This creates a scenario where a successful personal injury claim must recover higher amounts of financial compensation. Thankfully, this is quite possible due… Continue Reading

Survival Claims for PA Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, and survival claims are all terms used to describe similar legal actions. However, in Pennsylvania these three concepts are governed by separate statutes. This can be somewhat confusing for injury victims and their families. The loss of a family member can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Thankfully, by working… Continue Reading

Free Case Evaluation for Pennsylvania Injury Victims

With looming medical bills and the uphill battle of recovery ahead, we do not burden you with yet another financial responsibility during this trying time. We abide by a contingency model, which essentially means that until you receive compensation, we work for you for free.

With centrally-located offices in Bensalem, our skilled legal professionals have been serving clients throughout Bucks County and Northeast Philadelphia for over 40 years. We are committed to providing unparalleled advocacy, advisement, and assistance to our clients, while confronting those who would seek to deter you as aggressive, unwavering champions of your interests. Contact our Bensalem offices today to request your free, confidential consultation.

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