Workplace Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA
Experienced Injury Attorney Seeking Compensation for Workplace Injuries Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Workplace injuries can have serious effects on workers and their families, causing workers to miss work and lose out on wages. If your workplace accident was caused by a third party (i.e. someone other than your employer), Matzus Law can guide you through the claims process and protect your rights.
Common workplace accidents include:
- Defective machinery or malfunctioning equipment or tools
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falls from elevated working surfaces or heights
- Roof, scaffolding or ladder accidents or fall injuries
- Falling objects, such as equipment, materials or tools
- Forklift accidents or aerial lift accidents
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) violations
- Electrocution or burn injuries
Work Site Accidents Caused by Third Parties
Injuries that are caused by third parties are common in workplaces. From defective machinery to negligent property owners, an attorney can investigate the source of your accident and help you hold the third party accountable for your injuries.
Some examples of a work injury caused by a third party:
- A worker is injured by a defective machine manufactured by a third party.
- A worker is injured in a motor vehicle accident while making deliveries or traveling to meet a client.
- A worker becomes sick after being exposed to toxic chemicals and substances (such as asbestos).
- A worker falls because a property owner failed to repair a dangerous condition on the property.
- A worker gets hit by vehicles, equipment or falling debris at a job site
- A worker is injured when equipment operators negligently operate equipment (such as cranes or forklifts)
When you file a third party claim, you are able to seek additional compensation that is not available under workers’ compensation, such as higher recoveries for wage loss and pain and suffering.
Important Steps to Take After a Work Injury
- Report the injury to your employer as soon as possible.
- Seek medical treatment and continue with your doctor’s treatment plan.
- Take photographs with your phone (or ask a co-worker) of the scene or equipment involved.
- Keep evidence of what may have caused the injury and write down any relevant details about the accident.
- Gather information from witnesses, including their names and contact information.
- Talk to an attorney about filing a claim to recover compensation for your injuries.
Learn Your Rights: Not Knowing Your Rights is the Same as Not Having Any
If you have been injured while at a job site or performing a work-related duty off site, contact our Pittsburgh work site injury lawyer at Matzus Law. We can review the details of your claim and explain more about your available sources of compensation. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your work injury, contact us today.