Posted On: June 7, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Susquehanna County Cafeteria Worker Injured by Electrical Shock

A cafeteria worker at Elk Lake Elementary School in Susquehanna County was injured on May 28 at work. According to this article on www.thetimes-tribune.com, the woman was preparing breakfast for students in the morning when a piece of kitchen equipment malfunctioned and she received an electrical shock.

The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated and released. The school district’s electrical contractor is inspecting the equipment.

The cafeteria worker 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 PA workplace 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.