I feel that my employer’s negligence caused my on-the-job injury. Why can’t I sue my employer?
You are injured and you are angry. You told your employer that your working conditions were hazardous; you said you were risking injury; and, now you are hurt. You want accountability. You want to file a lawsuit. In general, workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey you are barred from suing an employer for a workplace […]
Fracking Truck Driver Accidents
If you live or work near a fracking site in Pennsylvania, you probably already know that fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, involves drilling into the earth. A mixture of water, chemicals, and sand shoots into rock at a high pressure to release gas. The fracking industry has proven to be a lucrative one, so the […]
Common Construction Site Injuries
Why is Construction One of the Most Dangerous Occupations in America? Construction work is dangerous. Heavy equipment, large loads, power tools, multi-level work surfaces, and numerous contractors working at the same time means that there is always the possibility of injury. This is why OSHA, the Occupational safety and Health Administration, has strict safety rules […]
Workers’ Compensation: When Can You File a Third-Party Claim for an On-the-Job Injury?
A Guide for Workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey In both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, an injured worker has the right to ask his employer to cover the medical costs associated with workplace injuries. Compensation for on-the-job injuries comes from an employers’ workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation provides coverage of all medical bills related to […]
Pennsylvania/New Jersey Premises Liability Law and On-the-Job Injury
Your Rights When Work Injuries Occur on Unsafe Property Not everyone goes to an office to do their job. Construction workers, delivery persons, house cleaners, plumbers, repair workers, and others travel to properties that are not owned by their employer in order to do their job. What happens when a worker is injured because a […]
Defective Construction Tools and Equipment
Who is Responsible for Defective Construction Tools, Machinery, and Equipment Injuries? If you work at a construction site, you know your job has risks. So, you wear your hard hat and steel toe boots, follow safety procedures and keep your workspace free from known hazards. You don’t expect the machines, tools and equipment that you […]
After I was injured, I filed a workers’ compensation claim. Can I also file a third-party injury lawsuit?
What is a third-party injury claim? When a worker is injured on-the-job, he or she has a right to file a claim for workers’ compensation. If the injury was caused by someone other than the employer, the injured worker may have the right to file a separate personal injury claim against the person, company or […]
OSHA’s TOP TEN: Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA is the branch of the U.S. Department of Labor responsible for ensuring that every American has safe and healthy working conditions. OSHA protects American workers by enforcing safety standards and providing safety training to employers and workers. American employers are required to comply with OSHA safety standards […]
Protect Your Right to a Safe Workplace
How to Report an OSHA Violation in Your NJ/PA Workplace Every worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey has a right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency responsible for creating and enforcing workplace safety regulations. It is OSHA’s responsibility to identify safety violations and unsafe workplace practices […]
Work Zone Accidents
Most drivers hate highway construction sites. The speed limit is reduced. Lanes suddenly end causing a back-up in traffic. Lanes are narrower than usual and signs can be confusing. There is a higher than usual risk of work zone accidents. As dangerous as work zones are for drivers, they are even more dangerous for the […]