Pennsylvania Industrial Accident Lawyers
Helping You Navigate Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims
Industrial work sites are rife with hazards for worker health, from dangerous chemicals to falling objects from above. No matter how you became injured on an industrial site, however, one thing is certain: Our experienced legal team at Metzger Wickersham can help you seek the recovery you deserve.
Skilled in both personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, our Pennsylvania industrial accident attorneys bring over 130 years of experience to the table. We’ve won millions on behalf of our clients, because we never stop until you have the recovery that you need to heal from your injuries and live a relatively normal life.
It’s our mission to help you recover. Call (888) 286-2850 for a free case review anywhere in Shippensburg, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Pottsville, York, Wilkes-Barre or beyond!
Common Industrial Accidents
Whether you’re a welder in a factory or an oil rig worker, any number of American jobs can be classified as “industrial” in nature. While there are some inherent risks that come with industrial occupations, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers to be compliant with federal safety regulations, and to do their best to ensure the safety of workers. Additionally, your employer may be required to carry valid workers’ compensation insurance in the state of Pennsylvania, to cover you in the event of injuries.
Unfortunately, in spite of these regulations, many employers are not careful to warn their employees about hazards. There are also many third-parties that can enter industrial work sites, and those parties may also act in a negligent manner that could put your life at risk. As a result of these factors, more than 4,674 workers in the construction industry are killed each year, with many more workers in manufacturing, production, installation, maintenance, and repair becoming hurt or injured too.
Slips, trips, and falls
Toxic chemical exposure
Fires and explosions
Improper handling of hazardous materials
Getting caught in/compressed by equipment
Falls from a higher level, such as a ladder
Getting hit by falling objects
Forklift and vehicle accidents
Acts of workplace violence
Recover Fair Compensation for Your Injuries
From broken bones to amputated limbs, there are any number of serious injuries that can result from an industrial accident. Because most of these accidents impact workers, it’s possible that you could pursue a workers’ compensation claim for maximum recovery after your injury. However, in other cases, you may need to take up a third-party personal injury lawsuit instead.
At Metzger Wickersham, we promise to advise you on the best path forward, and give you the personalized and tailored counsel that you need. Since 1888, our personal injury lawyers have maintained a strong reputation for success in legal advocacy, and we pride ourselves on being highly available for our injured clients. Whether you’re in the hospital or in your home, we’ll come to you, offering the support and seasoned representation you deserve.
For more information, give us a call today at (888) 286-2850.