Claiming Compensation for Work Related Motor Vehicle Accidents
Who Pays for an On-the-Job Traffic Accident in PA or NJ? Carlos is an HVAC repair man. He is on an emergency call to fix a home heating system in Lancaster. He is driving on I-76 when his vehicle skids on patch of black ice and slides off the road and into a concrete wall. […]
I work for a subcontractor, who is responsible for a safe work site?
Construction sites are dangerous places. There are big machines, power tools, elevated workspaces holes and heavy loads. However, the biggest danger at a worksite may be the large number of contractors and subcontractors needed to complete a job. A large construction project may require general contractors, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, glaziers, plasterers, masons, insulation installers, ironworkers, […]
Filing a Claim for the Loss of a Loved One When you say “goodbye” in the morning, you expect that you’ll see your loved one after work. You don’t expect that your conversation about who is picking up the children is the last time you’ll ever talk. What if your loved one never comes home? […]
Workplace Injury: Third Party Lawsuits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
When On-The-Job Injury is Caused by Negligence, Your Rights May Go Beyond Workers’ Compensation When you are injured on-the job, you have a right to apply for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that pays medical benefits and partial wages after a workplace injury. However, when an employee receives workers’ compensation, he […]
I would like to file a lawsuit against a subcontractor who caused my injury. Can I file a claim?
I would like to file a third-party lawsuit against a subcontractor who caused my injury, but I am already receiving Pennsylvania workers’ compensation. Can I still file a claim? In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. This means that if you are injured on the job, your injuries are covered by […]
Who can be held liable for a work site injury?
What are some examples of third-party injury claims? Injured construction workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have two options for compensation: workers’ compensation and a third-party personal injury claim. Almost all injured workers are eligible for workers’ compensation, but a third-party personal injury claim can only be filed when someone other than an employer is […]
Third-Party Injury Claims for Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Workers
The oil and gas industry is booming in Pennsylvania. New technology, including hydraulic fracturing, has created thousands of jobs. More than 31,000 Pennsylvanians work in the oil and gas industry. Including drillers, roustabouts, truck drivers, engineers, equipment operators, treaters, and construction laborers. Most of these jobs pay well, but with the high paycheck comes high […]
How are the damages available from a third-party lawsuit different from Workers’ Compensation benefits?
Third Party Lawsuits vs. Workers Compensation Claims When you are injured on-the-job in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you become eligible for workers’ compensation. Your workers’ compensation benefits are provided through your employer’s insurance company. They include: Payment for lost wages: Workers’ compensation provides a percentage of your lost income if you are unable to work […]
Construction Site Injuries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility Construction sites are a dangerous workplace. There are over 6.5 million American who work at more 250,000 construction sites, good safety practices are a necessity. Without safety rules, there is a risk of falls, back injuries, head injuries, burns, crushed bones, amputations, electric shock or even death. Construction sites are busy […]
A Worker’s Guide to OSHA Regulations and the Right to a Safe Workplace
What is OSHA? In the early 1900’s, factories were dangerous work places. There were no regulations to protect workers from chemicals, dusts and dangerous machines. In 1913, Congress created the Department of Labor. One of the Department’s main purposes was “to improve worker safety.” Conditions for some workers improved, but there were still many occupations […]