The Pennsylvania courts and statutes have long recognized that in workers’ compensation cases where the injury is due to the negligence or strict liability of an additional third party, a claim can be made for non-economic benefits from these responsible parties. What is a third party? It could be the driver of another car or truck who hit you while you were doing your job; the owner of the property where you were working; the manufacturer of the equipment you were using; and others whose negligence contributed to your injury.
In cases involving third-party liability, you can seek additional recovery to compensate you for those damages that workers’ compensation does not. These damages include pain and suffering, loss of life’s pleasures, loss of future increased income, and loss of fringe benefits, among others. If you believe your work injury is the result of the negligence of a third party, contact the Monahan Law Practice today. We are specialists in seeking recovery for industrial work accidents.