Many workers hurt on the job in Pennsylvania qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. If you suffered injuries in an industrial vehicle accident at work, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical care, a portion of your lost wages, and more. In some cases, we also may be able to help you identify a liable party who caused or contributed to your injuries and hold it liable for additional damages.
An industrial vehicle accident team lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA from Berger and Green will review your case for free and help you determine your options for compensation. Whether it is a workers’ compensation denial or a negligence lawsuit against a vehicle manufacturer, we are here to build a strong case and fight for compensation for you.
Call us today at 412-661-1400 to get started with a complimentary consultation.
Damages Potentially Available in an Industrial Vehicle Accident Case in Pittsburgh
Filing a workers’ compensation claim should provide cash benefits within a couple of weeks of your accident and cover all the necessary medical care for your injuries. While these benefits will not cover all your accident-related expenses and losses, they can help injured workers and their families make ends meet. Your workers’ compensation claim should provide:
- The necessary medical care to treat your injuries
- About two-thirds of your lost wages until you can return to work
- Temporary total disability or permanent partial disability if you cannot return to work
- Funeral and burial expenses to survivors if the worker died from their injuries
For many injured on a jobsite, workers’ compensation is their only option for cash benefits to help them make ends meet. For others, we may be able to identify another liable party who is not your employer and try to hold them responsible for your damages. A winning settlement or verdict could mean recovering compensation to cover:
- Any medical treatment not covered by workers’ compensation
- Ongoing and future care costs
- Mobility equipment such as a wheelchair or walker
- Additional lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to work
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish
- Other emotional losses
Wrongful Death Action
We can also help surviving family members of those who died in a Pittsburgh industrial accident file a wrongful death action and explain the possible damages available in this type of case. Call our wrongful death attorneys today to learn more.
Getting the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act gives most workers in Pittsburgh access to workers’ compensation insurance and its benefits if a jobsite injury occurs. If you suffered injuries in an industrial vehicle accident at work, workers’ compensation requires you to:
- Notify your employer of your accident and the resulting injuries; and
- See an approved doctor for treatment; and
- File a claim with your workers’ compensation provider
Usually, this process is fairly smooth. However, if your employer denies your injuries occurred at work or if the workers’ compensation insurance company denies your claim, give us a call. We can help you appeal the decision and fight for the benefits you need and deserve.
Holding a Third Party Liable for Your Pittsburgh Workplace Injuries
While the Workers’ Compensation Act grants you access to certain benefits, it also bars you from holding your employer responsible for your injuries. However, we may be able to pursue legal action against any third party we identify who played a role in causing your accident.
When we discuss your case with you, we will examine the facts of your case and determine if other parties may be legally responsible for your injuries. If we can identify a third party who acted recklessly and caused or contributed to your accident, we may be able to file a lawsuit and hold that party accountable.
For example, imagine you were driving a truck at your job when a problem with the trailer you were pulling caused the load to shift and fall forward on you. If we can identify a defect with the trailer, we may be able to hold the manufacturer liable in your case.
Let Us Build a Case and Fight for You
Our Pittsburgh industrial vehicle accident team understands the complex laws surrounding workplace injuries. We can help you understand if workers’ compensation may be your only option or if you have the option to file a claim or suit against a third party who contributed to or caused your accident.
We will thoroughly investigate your accident, even enlisting the help of industry experts and accident reconstruction specialists when necessary. This allows us to gather as much evidence as possible and build a solid case before taking any legal action.
We will take on any company — large or small — to get you the compensation you need. Let us review your case today and explain your next steps in trying to get the full compensation you deserve.
Talk to an Industrial Vehicle Accident Lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA
At Berger and Green, we work for the victims of workplace accidents. We can help you appeal a workers’ compensation denial and identify any potentially liable parties in your case. We can also help you get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if your accident left you with permanent or long-term impairments.
Call us today at 412-661-1400 for your free consultation with a member of our Pittsburgh team.