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Workplace Injuries

Many employees all over Pennsylvania do their jobs with little to no concern about their personal safety. Workers in certain industries can be more conscious of potential hazards, but assume that their employers and co-workers are all doing their part to minimize any potential harm.

When a person does suffer an injury in the workplace, it takes both a physical and financial toll on that workers as well as his or her entire family. Most employees who find themselves in these situations immediately and understandably turn to workers’ compensation, but this is not always a laborer’s only option.

West Chester Workplace Injury Lawyer

If you were recently injured on the job and need help obtaining compensation, you should seek the help of Ciccarelli Law Offices. Our experienced Pennsylvania workplace injury attorneys work as a team and represent clients on a contingency basis, meaning that we charge nothing for our legal representation unless we obtain financial awards.

Our firm understands the tremendous stress that these types of injuries can place on entire families, which is why we will work closely with you and eliminate unnecessary burdens. Additionally, Ciccarelli Law Offices will not be afraid to take your case to trial if that is what is necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.

Our firm helps residents all over Chester County, including such areas as West Chester, Radnor, Plymouth Square, Malvern, Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Lancaster, and Kennett Square. We can review your case when you call (610) 719-3190 today to set up a free, no obligation consultation.


Pennsylvania Workplace Injuries Information Center


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Chester County Worker’s Compensation Law

When a person has sustained an injury on the job, he or she can seek compensation under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Employees in certain cases may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the employer, but several jobs require individuals to use the workers’ compensation system.

Workers’ Compensation traditionally covers only lost wages and medical bills. However, the benefits an injured worker receives are usually a percentage of his or her “average weekly wages,” and these benefits do not account for pain and suffering or additional expenses that a person may incur because of his or her injuries.

An employer and the workers' compensation insurance company both have vested interests in seeing that injured workers are paid as little as possible, meaning that they will find any reason to deny, terminate, modify, or suspend benefits. Working with a personal injury lawyer will not only help a person receive as much as possible from workers’ compensation, but also explore other options for obtaining compensation.


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Causes of Pennsylvania Workplace Injuries

An employee may be hurt in any workplace in Pennsylvania. Certain occupations can be more susceptible to injuries than others, and our attorneys frequently assist clients in cases that include, but are not limited to the following areas:


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Third Party Liability in Chester County Workplace Injuries

Even in cases in which an individual is unable to sue his or her employer for injuries suffered while on the job, workers’ compensation does not prohibit a person from filing a lawsuit against a negligent third party that caused or contributed to the injury. A few examples of third parties that can be liable in these types of cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Individuals — Certain people may be liable if their negligence results in a worker’s injuries. Examples might include contractors or subcontractors who misuse equipment, or co-workers or drivers who cause automobile accidents in company vehicles or with an employee who is on the clock.
  • Equipment Manufacturers or Vendors — A company that sold or produced a defectively designed or malfunctioning tool or machine that caused an injury may be subject to a product liability lawsuit.
  • Property Owners — If a worker sustained injuries because of preventable hazards on the property of a third party, this could be grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.

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Pennsylvania Resources for Workplace Injuries

Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation — You can find announcements, information about the workers’ compensation system, and links to forms. There are also annual reports, answers to frequently asked questions, and contact information.

Pennsylvania Area Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Offices — This website lists the locations and phone numbers of the six OSHA offices in Pennsylvania. You can also find a link to OSHA's On-site Consultation Program offices.


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Find the Best Workplace Accident Attorney in Chester County, PA

Were you injured or was your loved one killed on the job in Pennsylvania? You should immediately contact a skilled workplace injury attorneys for assistance with filing legal claims to obtain compensation.

Ciccarelli Law Offices helps people in Chester County, Montgomery County, Lancaster County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia County. We can help you understand all of your legal options during a free consultation when you call (610) 719-3190.