Reading-Area Mall Store Fire Injures Worker
On April 14, a maintenance worker was hospitalized after a fire at a department store in a mall outside Reading, PA. According to this article by the Centre Daily Press, the 52-year-old male worker from Sinking Spring was in critical condition after the fire in the Boscov’s department store at the Berkshire Mall.
The man was working on an air conditioning cooling tower when flames shot out of the unit and struck him in the face. He was taken to the burn center at Lehigh Valley Hospital.
The victim and his family would be well advised to contact an experienced Pennsylvania 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 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 Philadelphia 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.