Can I File a Lawsuit If I Am Injured in a Work Zone?

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:00pm by

If you are injured at work, you can always seek out your own legal representation, aside from collecting workers’ compensation.Photo of an operating room

An independent investigation into your injuries could determine fault and help you obtain damages to help pay for things that may go unfunded through workers’ compensation, like pain and suffering.

Sadly, on August 25, a Bridgeton city worker was injured while he was trying to remove a manhole from a city street. According to the Press of Atlantic City, Wayne Perry, 48, was injured when he was struck by a pickup truck.

The newspaper reported that Perry suffered injuries to both legs and had to be transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was reportedly listed in critical condition the day after the accident occurred.

Perry was reportedly working in a marked work zone when he was struck. The driver who struck him is alleged to have driven over a safety cone before the crash occurred. Charges against the driver of the truck are pending, as an investigation is ongoing.

How Do I Hold a Reckless Driver Responsible for My Injuries?

If you have been injured or have had a loved one killed in a car accident, call us today—even if the accident occurred while you or your family member were on the clock. Remember, workers’ compensation often only covers basic injury care costs and can leave people living check-to-check if they do not have money set aside.

You should not have to suffer financially just because your injuries occurred while you were working. Call us immediately if you are injured on the job or visit us on Facebook for more information.

Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys

Targan Talk: Pedestrians working along roadways are involved in more than 60 percent of work zone accidents.

Source: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/bridgeton-city-worker-hit-by-pickup-truck/article_e24d9258-2d36-11e4-a517-001a4bcf887a.html



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