Work and Construction Injury Lawsuits and Representations
Wusinich & Brogan has a particular focus on legal representations that involve work injuries. This includes not only representation for workers' compensation, but representing in a civil lawsuit individuals injured during work hours or at a construction site. Our goal is to serve you globally so you will receive full compensation.
Pennsylvania law allows you to sue negligent third parties who are not your employer. This is something that is important for you, the injured individual, to investigate.
Many Pennsylvania residents do not know that it is very difficult to sue your employer for a work injury. All injured workers have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits. However, if you are injured at work, Pennsylvania law states that in most cases you cannot sue your employer. Your sole remedy is typically seeking workers' compensation benefits. Accordingly, you may wish to investigate whether you have a potential suit against a potentially liable third party.
You will also wish to investigate a third-party suit because Pennsylvania law does not fully compensate an injured worker through the workers' compensation system. Workers' compensation law provides that you receive only two-thirds of your weekly average wage subject to a state-wide maximum. You must rely on a lawsuit to seek damages for your pain and suffering as well.
We are able to fully represent you when you are injured at work no matter who is responsible. By combining our abilities as personal injury lawyers with our knowledge of workers' compensation law, we are able to provide you with comprehensive representation.
Our firm has devoted itself to workplace and construction injuries. We are familiar with OSHA regulations and how to hold parties responsible for failing to obey or enforce OSHA and other workplace safety standards. We have represented persons injured during working hours or at a work site in many types of cases:
- Scaffolding cases
- Forklift accident cases
- "Falling object" case
- Work-related auto collisions
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Trench cave-ins
- Defective saws, power blades, and other machines
- Machines without guarding
- Train and railroad accidents
- Workplace electrocution
- Chemical exposure
- Hearing damage by a horn or whistle
Many potential clients do not know their rights in this area. For instance, if you are driving your automobile within the scope of your employment and are injured in an automobile collision, you may be entitled to both workers' compensation and to be made whole under civil law.
You may wonder if you have a case that goes beyond a workers' compensation case. Our particular devotion to the needs of employees and injured workers puts us in a position to answer your questions. We can tell you whether you have a case, and, if you have a case, we will vigorously pursue it on your behalf. We are skilled and experienced at pursuing workplace lawsuits for personal injury.
It is important to contact us shortly after a work injury so we can preserve the evidence we need to represent your interests. We may need to obtain an expert on safety standards to look at your work site before it is changed. We may also need to obtain a technical expert regarding a defective machine. Please contact us as soon as possible after a work injury.