Can a worker injured in an electric accident bring a tort claim against the employer in PA?


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A: Under Pennsylvania work accident law, workers are generally barred from bringing negligence suits against employers for accidents which occur on the job. However, what many injured workers don’t know is that other contractors and companies may be sued for negligent conduct which contributed to the accident.

In electric accident situations, multiple parties can be held liable, such as:

  • general/prime contractors,
  • subcontractors,
  • utility companies, and
  • product manufacturers.

The single most important factor in determining success of an electrical accident case in Pennsylvania or New Jersey is proper, prompt investigation of the accident to determine what happened and what caused the accident. Learn about the statute of limitations in a Pennsylvania electric shock work accident case.

No two work accidents are the same. Therefore, it is important to have a case evaluated by an experienced work accident lawyer, especially one with experience handling electric shock work accidents.

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Legal Help After a Work Related Electric Accident – Contact Our PA & NJ Work Accident Lawyers

Electric shock accidents often result in significant injuries. If the worker survives the electric shock, extensive medical treatment including reconstructive surgery and physical therapy is often required. Our work accident lawyers have experience and success in handling electric shock accidents and offer a FREE consultation.

Our firm’s case results in electric accidents:

  • $2.5 million – Wrongful death by electrocution of a union electrician on the job, when electrical switchgear malfunctioned
  • $1.5 million – Injuries incurred in a workplace accident on the job where plaintiff sustained severe burn injuries as a result of an electrical explosion

To submit your case for review by our Pennsylvania and New Jersey electrical accident and injury lawyers, call Click To Call. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.

Our work place electric accident attorneys serve workers injured in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.

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