Posted On: March 31, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Philadelphia Sunoco Workers Suffer On the Job Injuries

Ten Sunoco contract workers were possibly exposed to a chemical vapor release on March 11 at the company’s South Philadelphia oil refinery.

According to the article in the Philadelphia Daily News, the workers were taken to the Sunoco medical clinic on site for evaluation and to one of two hospitals for further tests.

The company could not divulge the extent of their injuries and did not know whether they had been released from the hospitals.

The article stated that there was “no impact to the surrounding community.”

Sunoco is investigating the cause of the accident as well as what chemical that was released.

The United Steelworkers Union is urging the company to find the cause of the release so that this type of accident on-the-job in Pennsylvania or in any other state will not happen again.

The injured workers will be entitled to Philadelphia workers compensation benefits from their employer. It may be in their best interest, however, to also contact a top Pennsylvania workers compensation attorney, who will carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing.

Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment at has a potential workers’ compensation claim. Some types of workers’ compensation injures include construction injuries, repetitive stress to a body part, and environmental hazards.

By law, it is required that every company in Pennsylvania carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance in the case an employee is injured on the job, becomes ill due to circumstances surrounding their job or even if death results from their job.

The dedicated and experienced PA work injury lawyers of Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay for medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work and more.