Posted On: May 20, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Susquehanna County Work Accident Injures Gas Employee

A gas industry worker suffered a traumatic injury on May 11 during an accident in Susquehanna County, PA. According to this article on The Times-Tribune, the man was working at a Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. drill rig site. He was struck in the head by a casing pipe and taken by ambulance to Endless Mountains Health Systems and then flown by helicopter to another hospital.

The worker was employed by a subcontractor, Caliber Casing Oil Field Service of Vernal, Utah.

The victim here 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 Pennsylvania work 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 PA workers compensation.

Whether your injury was a simple slip and fall, or involves serious injuries, Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano, LLP 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.