Gas-Rig Worker Injured in NY Construction-Related Accident
An unidentified gas-drilling rig worker was injured on April 13 in Binghamton, NY after he was struck by a section of pipe that may have broken away from a piece of lifting equipment. According to this article on Pressconnects.com, he was airlifted from the accident scene to a hospital for treatment.
The article reported that although initial reports indicated there might have been an explosion at the drilling site, emergency workers who responded discovered there was no explosion and the accident was construction-related.
A pipe fell or broke away from a lift and hit the workers standing near the platform area.
The accident happened just over a month after another gas-drilling-rig worker died in a fall in Towanda Township.
The victim here would be well advised to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing. An experienced Pennsylvania injury 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 work injury Philadelphia 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.