Almost every occupation carries some sort of risk of injury or illness. However, for many workers, the types of injury risks they face are fairly minor and don’t pose significant threats to their health and safety in either the short or long term. Some workers, on the other hand, face significant threats to their health and safety as a result of their working conditions and job responsibilities. Carelessness on the part of third-party actors, however, can significantly increase the likelihood of serious and otherwise preventable injuries occurring.
All employers are required to exercise a certain level of care in safeguarding the wellbeing of those who work for them. Unfortunately, even the most well-intentioned employers cannot fully protect their workers from suffering an injury. When outside actors, whether they are equipment manufacturers, vendors, or even simply other drivers, act without exercising proper care and caution, it can have devastating consequences for workers.
Common Workplace Accidents
If you have suffered an injury while working as a result of the acts of a third party (someone other than your employer or co-worker), you may be able to make a claim against that party. Attorney Bill Pelhan is ready to put his years of legal experience to work for clients in cases involving:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Injuries from Dangerous Machinery
- Elevated Falls
- Injuries from Defective or Malfunctioning Products
- Auto Accidents
These and other common workplace accidents can leave workers suffering severe physical trauma and struggling to recover. However, with the financial compensation that a successful civil claim can provide, a worker may be better able to deal with the financial ramifications of their accident.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace accident that was caused by another person‘s carelessness or as the result of an unsafe product, attorney Bill Pelhan is ready to help. For the experienced and personal attention your case deserves, call the Law Office of Bill Pelhan today at 717-392-6362.