Posted On: March 22, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Contractor Dies After Fall Through Skylight

A 52-year-old contractor from King of Prussia, PA died on March 16, 2010 when he fell through a skylight at a warehouse in the East Frankford section of Philadelphia. According to this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the man fell 30 feet through the skylight of a warehouse building on the 4500 block of Worth Street. He died about an hour later at a nearby hospital.

The contractor’s family would be well advised to 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.” A "third party claim" in PA is 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.