When You Can Sue Employers For Work-Related Accidents
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.
When You Can Sue Other Parties
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:
- Other drivers in car accidents
- Manufacturers of dangerous machines
- Manufacturers of hazardous chemicals
- Vendors or contractors who work at your job site
- Property owners, if different from your employer
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.
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