Scranton, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: if you get injured at work and off on workers comp can you still sue for you injuries

fell off a ladder at a property while doing my job

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Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If you are injured at work, your only remedy against your employer or a coworker would be through workers' compensation. If you are a sub-contractor, or if your employer does not have workers' compensation insurance, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against them directly. Similarly, if there is a party other than your employer or a coworker who was negligent causing your injury, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against them. I would strongly suggest that you contact a local workers' compensation attorney to discuss your options.

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Glenn Neiman
Glenn Neiman
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Warminster, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I agree with Mr. Belt. While you cannot sue your employer for a work injury (with very narrow exceptions), you may be able to sue a third party, if that third party caused your work injury (we see this in car accident and products liability cases most often). Consult with an attorney to see what options exist in your case. Good luck!

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Unless someone is at fault your best bet is workers compensation, so talk to an attorney who focusses on comp like Mr. Belt. They give free consultations.

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