Posted On: March 19, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Comcast Worker Injured in Electrical Accident

On March 17, a Comcast worker was injured when he came in contact with power lines on Holland Road in Northampton, PA. According to an article from www.phillyburbs.com, the worker was repairing some cable lines when he accidentally came in contact with the power line.

The employee was using a ladder that was about 15 feet in the air, but it is unknown if he fell or not. He was found on the ground going in and out of consciousness.

The Comcast worker would be well advised to contact an experienced Philly workers’ comp 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 who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential 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.