When a person in Pennsylvania is injured at work, regardless of whether the employer was at fault or not, the person is entitled to worker’s compensation insurance benefits which will compensate him or her for any lost wages. In exchange for being automatically entitled to such a recovery, the person is prohibited from suing their employer from damages as a result of pain and suffering her or she has experienced as a result of her injury. Most people happily accept this money without ever realizing that they may have recourse to receive damages from pain and suffering from another party.
At Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP, we have many cases where our clients were seriously injured at work. All of these individuals were entitled and did in fact receive worker’s compensation benefits. However, in many of these cases, there were also other parties at fault. Examples of other parties that may be at fault while at the work place are manufacturers and designers of machines, transportation companies, and property owners. If you were seriously injured in a work accident you should still consult with a lawyer even if you have received worker’s compensation benefits. Specifically, at Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP, we can investigate and evaluate your claim to determine whether or not you have a claim. One brief phone call to us could be the beginning of a substantial recovery for you.