Posted On: May 21, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Philadelphia Work Injury: Roofer Suffers Burns

A roofer was severely injured from tar burns he got while working on a suburban Philadelphia high school.

According to this article on by the Associated Press, the worker was airlifted to a hospital after the May 8 work injury in Fort Washington, PA. He had tar burns over most of his body.

It was not yet clear what caused the workplace injury in Philadelphia.

The roofer here has a potential workers’ compensation claim. It may be in his best interest to also contact an experienced Philadelphia worker’s compensation attorney who can carefully examine an incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing. An experienced attorney would also look into a “third party claim.” These are claims that are filed against parties that are not the worker’s employer. It could be a contractor, a sub-contractor, or even the manufacturer of a defective product. If it is determined that one of those parties was responsible for an accident and any injuries, then they could be held liable.

In Pennsylvania, every company must 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. Benefits can include medical expenses, lost wages and death benefits. Workers’ compensation exists both as a way to benefit injured workers and as a way to protect employers. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system, which means that no guilt needs to be proved in a case; only that the injury sustained occurred while on the job.

Whether your injury was a simple slip and fall, or involves serious injuries, Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano can help you. These dedicated and skilled PA work injury lawyers will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work and more.