A: In the majority of construction site accident cases in Pennsylvania, the injured worker will be able to make a workers’ compensation claim. However, there is a 120 day notice requirement. In order to be eligible for compensation benefits, an injured worker must report the injury to his or her employer within 120 days of the date of the injury or the date when the worker discovered that a disease or illness was related to work. Click here to read more about what is a compensable injury under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws.
Workers’ compensation benefits pay for medical treatment and provide a percentage of the worker’s lost wages in cases of a temporary or permanent disability.
In many construction site cases, there may be additional negligence claims against other parties. For example, a construction site accident may occur because of the negligence of a product manufacturer, such as a crane or forklift product manufacturer. The worker may have a negligence or products liability claim, in addition to the workers’ compensation claim. Click here to read more about compensation in a Pennsylvania construction site work accident case.
However, in order to protect your rights, it is best to consult with a work accident lawyer in Pennsylvania.
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- Workplace Accidents in New Jersey – Suing an Employer
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Published: September 22, 2012