N.J. Man Electrocuted, Bucks Man Hurt at Site
A Trenton, NJ man was electrocuted on March 25 as he and a co-worker were wrapping up roofing and siding work at a Delran apartment complex. According to this article on Philly.com, the 52-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after being shocked by a power line.
His co-worker suffered electrical burns. Both men were working on building 17 of the Hunters Glen Apartments on Route 130 when a ladder touched overhead wires.
They worked for AIM Construction LLP of Morrisville and the accident is under investigation.
The victims and their families 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 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 in Pennsylvania arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential PA 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 Philadelphia accident attorneys 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.