Workers’ Compensation and/or Personal Injury in Philadelphia Accident?
There are many types of accidents that can occur at work such as crane accidents, forklift accidents, scaffolding accidents, defective product injuries and even motor vehicle accidents to name but a few. In 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.