I slipped and fell at a construction site and was injured. Is workmans compensation my only remedy?


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A: The answer depends on whether the accident occurred due to the negligence of a non-employer party. In most states, such as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, workers are barred from suing their employer directly for negligence and are instead limited to workers’ compensation claims. However, under Pennsylvania and New Jersey law, an injured worker can still file a negligence claim against others whose negligence contributed to the accident.  For instance, a product manufacturer may be liable for a defective product such as a defective ladder, scaffold or tool. Common defendants in these kinds of cases include:

  • contractors,
  • subcontractors,
  • product manufacturers, and
  • maintenance companies.

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Published: October 6, 2012