If you have suffered a workplace injury, you may wonder if you have the right to sue your employer. The answer to this question is “no” in most cases. However, there are exceptions. Philadelphia attorneys Jeffrey S. Gross and Patrick W. Kenny offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and explain your options.
In exchange for providing Workers’ Compensation benefits, employers in Pennsylvania are generally protected from being sued by employees for injuries suffered in workplace accidents, even in cases when the employer was negligent. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system and pays benefits regardless of fault.
However, Pennsylvania employers can be sued in cases of extreme negligence. An example of extreme negligence would be sending you into a work environment that contains known dangers without proper protection.
Many accidents in the workplace are caused by the negligence of third parties. Third parties basically include anyone who does not work for your employer. Examples include:
Filing a personal injury claim allows you to collect compensation for damages not covered by Workers’ Compensation, including pain and suffering. Our lawyers will evaluate your case for third-party liability and help you negotiate the maximum recovery for both your Workers’ Compensation and personal injury claims.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gross & Kenny, LLP handle all Workers’ Compensation and personal injury claims on a contingent basis. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 267-589-0090 or 215-512-1500.
At Gross & Kenny, LLP we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.
The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.
Currently, our law firm is remaining open to serve your legal needs. If you were working light duty or modified duty as a result of a work injury in Pennsylvania and were recently laid off or terminated from your job due to the Coronavirus you may be entitled to weekly workers' compensation checks for lost wages moving forward. Contact us to find out . We are open and ready to assist.
We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations should you have any concerns about keeping your scheduled appointments with us. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.
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We are continuing to fight on behalf of our clients and that we are all able to handle things even if mandated by the government that we work remotely.
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