Understanding Your Options Following A Workplace Accident
Workers’ Compensation provides medical and wages replacement benefits if you are injured on the job. However, it may not be your sole source of recovery if you are injured in an accident involving heavy machinery.
While employers are generally protected from being sued by employees for accidents occurring on the job, third parties such as equipment manufacturers or installers are not protected. If you are injured as a result of the negligence of a third party, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the third party. Examples of negligence include:
- Machines that are defective in manufacture or design
- Machines that lack adequate warnings
- Improper installation of a machine
You can sue your employer for injuries caused by extreme negligence, such as operating a machine without a safety guard or without proper safety equipment. Our Philadelphia work injury lawyers will review your machinery accident case to determine if you may have the right to obtain additional compensation by filing a personal injury case.
Contact the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP, are ready and available to answer any question you may have about your right to receive compensation after a machinery accident at work. Contact us online or you can reach us at 215-512-1500 to schedule a free consultation.