Pennsylvania Industrial Accident Lawyers
If You’ve Been Injured in an Industrial Accident in Philadelphia or the Surrounding Counties, Let Us Help You Seek Justice.
Pennsylvania has always been an industrial state. It is home to, among many other industries, which present potentially injurious situations:
- Nuclear power production;
- Heavy equipment manufacturing;
- Coal mining;
- Oil refining;
- Chemical production; and
- Food processing.
Wherever there is industry, there are workers, and unfortunately, workplace accidents do happen. Big industries use large, complicated machinery that, if people do not exercise the appropriate levels of care, can cause horrific and, even, fatal injuries. In 2020, there were 4,764 fatal occupational injuries nationally.1 In Pennsylvania, in 2020, there were over 147,000 reported workplace injuries.2
1 Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2 Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
Causes & Types of Industrial Accidents.
Very often, industrial accidents are caused by conditions on the jobsite or in the performance of jobs, For example:
- Improper lighting;
- Insufficient training;
- Inadequate ventilation/air circulation;
- Failure to follow safety precautions;
- Poor Indoor climate control; and
- Damaged, worn, old, poorly maintained, or defective machinery.
The types of accidents that can occur, among other things, are the following:
- Falls from heights;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Vehicle accidents;
- Falling objects;
- Drowning; and
- Inhalation of toxic substances.
In turn, these accidents can cause everything from minor scrapes to grievous bodily harm or death.
Common types of workplace injuries include:
- Chemical, electrical, or fire burns;
- Repetitive stress injuries;
- Puncture wounds;
- Broken bones;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Head injuries;
- Loss of limbs or digits;
- Deafness; and
If an employee is injured in an industrial accident, the injured worker is entitled to workers’ compensation. However, there are circumstances in which a worker sustains an injury in an industrial accident caused by an entity other than his or her employer such as a general contractor or subcontractor. In these cases of industrial negligence, the worker who has been harmed may pursue a personal injury lawsuit against a third party responsible for the injury.
Industrial negligence is complex, with many potential factors involved. At Petrillo & Goldberg Law, our team of experienced attorneys will be able to assess the facts concerning a worker’s specific circumstances regarding their injury and help them determine if they have a claim for damages (in addition to their workers’ compensation rights) and against whom.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an industrial accident in Pennsylvania, our attorneys will help you secure the compensation for your injuries that you deserve. We are available for a free consultation by telephone at 215-486-1LAW (215-486-1529) or at either our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Pennsauken or Woodbury, New Jersey offices.