Work injuries can happen when we least expect them. Anyone who does physical labor is at risk for an incident that impedes their ability to perform their basic job functions. Even people who work “low-risk” jobs can be injured at work due to someone else’s negligence. Preexisting health conditions can also get worse due to a personal injury at work or hazardous work conditions.
If you have been injured at work, you may be entitled to collect compensation if a negligent third party was involved. The Western PA personal injury attorneys at Marcus & Mack have years of experience and legal knowledge handling third-party work injury claims throughout Indiana, PA. Whether your work injury was sustained doing construction, manufacturing, healthcare, retail or another occupation, we want to work with you on your claim.
Understanding Third Party Work Injury Claims
Third-party work injuries occur when a person or entity working for another company caused your injury due to their reckless or negligent behavior. Under Pennsylvania law, you cannot sue your employer or a co-worker for negligence if you are hurt on the job, but that protection does not apply to negligent third parties. They may be held accountable for their actions through the civil court system.
For example, accidents caused by third parties often happen on construction sites where more than one company is involved in a single project. They include:
- Falls from heights
- Struck by falling objects
- Accidents with work equipment
- Slips and falls
However, third-party work injuries don’t only happen on construction sites. Some other examples of third-party claims include:
- A negligent driver hits you while you’re running a company errand.
- An employee or manager of another business you visit as part of your job functions causes your injury.
- A manufacturer produces a defective product or piece of equipment that causes your injury while you’re performing your job.
- You are injured due to hazardous conditions on outside premises while performing a job function, caused by the negligence of the property owner.
- Any other third party causes your injury while you’re in the scope of your employment.
Contact Our Western, PA Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Nobody plans to sustain a work injury, but when it happens, injured workers deserve to receive compensation to help them recover and make ends meet. That is why your first course of action should be to contact an attorney immediately after you’ve been injured. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations to file a claim is two years from the date of your injury. The sooner you protect your rights, the better your chances of making a recovery.
We can walk you through the steps needed to secure your claim. The Indiana, PA personal injury attorneys at Marcus & Mack can fight for you every step of the way to prevent your claim from being downplayed or denied and to help you receive the right care. Our attorneys will investigate the cause of your injury and gather the crucial evidence needed to hold negligent third parties accountable.
Don’t take a chance with your recovery. Call Marcus Mack today at (814) 277-5664. We offer a confidential, free case evaluation. Contact us today so we can discuss your options.