Sprains and strains are some of the most common workplace injuries, but people can be hurt in many ways on the job.
Hearing loss, cancers caused by exposure to hazardous substances, respiratory diseases caused by exposure to pathogens, and injuries to the back and joints frequently affect the lives of injured workers and their families.
While most workplace accidents fall under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws, not all accidents are workers’ compensation matters. In certain situations, it may be possible to file a separate lawsuit if you are injured on the job.
Personal injury lawsuits may often be filed if the injury was caused by a third party — like sub-contractors or vendors — who was visiting the job site. You may also be able to file a product liability lawsuit against a product manufacturer if the accident was caused by a dangerous or defective product.
Our northeast Pennsylvania law firm handles workplace accident cases that occur on many different job sites throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
- Cave-in Accidents: The failure to take proper precautions when doing any type of excavation or underground work can cause serious accidents. Another common problem is for safety equipment to be used properly, but malfunction. We can help you explore all your recovery options and make sure you do everything possible to protect your rights. Learn More
- Construction Site Accidents: Construction workers have one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. If you have been injured on a construction site, talking with the lawyers at Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP can be the best way to protect your interests and maximize the compensation you receive. Learn More
- Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents: Many industrial and manufacturing accidents occur when employers did not take the time to properly maintain machines or to give proper training to their employees. Some occur after deliberate removal of safety features — just to speed up the manufacturing process. Learn More
Other Accident Cases:
- Crane accidents
- Falling debris
- Falls from heights
- Gas explosions
- Scaffold accidents
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, we examine all of our clients’ options when handling workplace accident cases. While matters may be resolved by negotiating with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company, you may also be able to recover damages for pain and suffering and emotional costs by filing a personal injury lawsuit in Pennsylvania courts.
We also represent workers injured in car accidents that happen on the job. Depending on your situation, the accident may be covered by workers’ compensation or by another insurance policy held by your employer. Whether you were driving your own car or a company-owned vehicle, you may be eligible to have a portion of your lost wages and your medical bills paid by your employer if you were operating the motor vehicle or riding as a passenger “in the scope of your employment.” Employees making sales calls, operating delivery vans, attending training seminars and even traveling to and from job sites have successfully recovered compensation from their employers.