Injuries At Work
Injured workers are usually aware of their right to file for workers’ compensation benefits to cover the lost wages and medical expenses associated with an accident at work. They usually understand as well that they cannot sue their employers to collect additional personal injury damages.
At Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler, our attorneys find that people injured on the job are not always aware that they might have legal rights to personal injury damages in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
We Will Seek To Maximize Your Compensation
The key consideration is the availability of a solid claim against a third party such as a manufacturer of defective industrial equipment, the owner of unsafe property away from your employer’s premises or a negligent motorist who struck and injured a commercial driver.
We help injured workers collect personal injury damages and workers’ compensation benefits whenever the facts of the case will support a recovery under both approaches. Our experience and record of success give us the practical ability to develop third-party product liability or premises liability cases while your workers’ compensation case is pending and paying benefits.
If you run into problems with your workers’ comp claim, our lawyers can help you resolve them — initial denial of benefits, underdiagnosis of your condition or suspension of payments before you are ready to work again. At the same time, we will explore the possibility of additional personal injury damages for construction accidents, warehouse injuries, industrial machinery malfunctions or professional driver accidents. We also represent workers with traumatic injuries or chronic conditions related to repetitive stress or exposure to toxins.
To learn more about the ways you can benefit from our experience with claims related to injuries on the job, contact Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler for a free consultation at our office in Erie. Discuss your case with a lawyer who understands both the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system and the tort litigation process.