Philly Workers' Comp Attorney: PA Electrical Worker Hospitalized after Blast
A northeastern Pennsylvania utility worker was burned on March 28 in an underground fire that occurred while he tried restore service during a power outage. According to this article, the unidentified man was hospitalized in stable condition after sustaining burns in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The article said the worker was able to climb out to the surface on his own. Another worker was taken to a hospital and released with no injuries.
The caused the explosion and fire is still under investigation.
The injured worker here would be well advised to seek the advice of an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney. 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. Some types of workers’ compensation injures include construction injuries, repetitive stress to a body part, and environmental hazards.
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.
Whether your injury was a simple slip and fall, or involves serious injuries and property damage, Cherry, Fieger & Marciano, LLP can help you to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay for medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work, and more. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 1-888-684-7192.