Posted On: January 25, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Crane Used to Rescue Injured Worker

A man fell 25 feet and landed on concrete at a Waste Treatment plant in Oregon. According to an article, the man fell from what fire crews estimated to be at least 25 feet from a ladder into a concrete wall that was built on site.

The article reported that the worker was conscious when crews arrived, but suffered serious injuries.

The construction workers used a crane to lift their coworker out of the vault and were able to transfer him to an ambulance.

The worker here is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits through the employer. These benefits often are inadequate and may not be enough to cover a worker and his family, especially if the incident involves serious injuries that could keep the worker away from his/her job for a long time. It may be in the worker’s best interest, however, to also contact an experienced worker’s compensation attorney who can carefully examine the 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 the accident and any injuries, then they could be held liable.

Any worker in Pennsylvania who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential Philadelphia workers’ compensation claim. The injury can occur while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, attending a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities and you are still legally covered by workers compensation.

Whether your injury was a simple slip and fall, or involves serious injuries, Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano can help you. These dedicated 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.