Work Accidents

Clarks Summit Work Accident Attorney

Holding Negligent Employers & Third Parties Responsible

Millions of employees are injured in the United States each year, and thousands of these workplace accidents result in serious injuries and death. Though accidents are sometimes unavoidable, as an employee you should feel able to trust that your workplace is safe and that your employer is looking out for you.

Sometimes, though, this isn’t the case. Employers and third parties should be held responsible when their negligence causes workplace accidents and injuries. Depending on the nature of your accident and who caused it, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation through the workers’ compensation system, a personal injury claim, or even both.

At Vazquez Injury Law Group, our Clarks Summit work accident attorney has decades of experience helping injured individuals and workers and can determine what kind of claim you have.

Contact our team online or by phone at 570-586-5157 to get started on your case today. We can determine who is at fault and begin filing your claim so you can secure access to compensation and/or benefits as soon as possible. We also serve clients in Hazleton and Scranton.

What to Do After a Workplace Accident

In order to have a successful workers’ comp or personal injury claim, there are a number of steps you need to take immediately following your accident. Employers and insurance companies are likely to try to avoid awarding workers with benefits, even if they deserve them, because their bottom line is their priority.

The most important thing to do after your accident is to get medical attention for your injuries. This is not only crucial to protect your health and make sure your existing injuries don’t worsen, but your medical records and receipts can be used to prove the costs of your injuries and that they occurred at work.

You should then hire a personal injury attorney to assess your accident and determine whether you should file a claim for workers’ comp benefits or for compensation in a personal injury claim. Our law firm is small and thus able to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve. We can advise you whether to report your claim to your employer right away, or if a third party can be held liable for damages.

Workers’ Comp Vs. Third-Party Accident Cases

When a worker is injured on the job, whether by heavy machinery or slipping and falling in the office, they’re typically able to file a workers’ compensation claim that can cover their medical expenses and part of their wages while they recover. However, in some cases injured workers can either or also bring about a third-party liability claim, which refers to injuries caused by a third-party’s actions.

An example of a third-party case is when a worker is injured on the job due to faulty machinery. If the worker was crushed by a faulty vehicle, for example, or a defective part contributed to their injuries, they may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer or supplier of the product.

Another distinction between workers’ comp and third-party accident cases is that most workers’ comp payments are minimal, and many workers find that they’re unable to fully cover the extent of their expenses through workers’ comp alone. Workers’ comp benefits also don’t include compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, or punitive damages.

We Can Break Down the Process for You

Determining what kind of claim you have can be complex and frustrating, especially when there’s so much at stake for you and your family. Our attorney wants the best possible outcome for you that will benefit your health, finances, and overall mental stability.

We have the resources needed to examine your accident from all possible angles and offer you options. When your injuries are caused by another party’s negligence, that party deserves to be held accountable, and you deserve the maximum amount of compensation available.

After a workplace accident, you deserve to be supported by a compassionate law firm with demonstrated experience in personal injury and workers’ comp claims. Call our Clarks Summit work accident attorney today at 570-586-5157.

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Settlements & Verdicts

  • Work Injury Successful Litigation & Settlement

    Fall from scaffolding at work

  • Work Injury Successful Resolution

    Explosion of machine under pressure resulting in facial injury/ loss of vision

  • Slip & Fall Successful Resolution

    Slip and fall on ice at major retail store resulting in head injury and neck injuries.

  • Work Injury Successful Settlement

    Low back injury while lifting at work

  • Work Injury Successful Settlement After Litigation

    Crush injury to low back and leg when struck by heavy equipment