I’m a Pennsylvania resident and fell at work. I suffered a fracture. What should I do?


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A: It is always advisable to speak to a knowledgeable Pennsylvania workplace fall accident lawyer before taking any action. The following answer is for information only.

There are three main steps to take after a work related fall accident leads to injury like a fracture. First, the accident and injury should be reported to the employer. Second, seek proper medical attention. It is important to note that in serious injury cases, there may be other injuries, which go unnoticed. For example, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries often occur in fall accidents. Therefore, pay attention to other injuries and seek medical attention. Third, after the injury is stabilized, try to determine what caused the accident.

If you are unable to determine the cause, speak to a workplace accident lawyer who may be able to conduct an investigation to determine the cause. This third step is important for one main reason – to rule out other, non-employer sources of liability. This is especially important when a serious injury leads to surgery or time lost from work because workers’ compensation only provides a percentage of wages. For more in depth information about the three steps to take after a fall accident at work in Pennsylvania, click here.

In many workplace fall accident situations, whether at a construction site or an office building, another, non-employer party will bear some liability. For instance, for a fall accident that occurs on a stairway or in the bathroom, the building’s management company may be liable. On a construction site, a general contractor or engineer may be liable.

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Published: October 18, 2012