Accidents happen everywhere and practically every day. They occur on the roads and highways that Pittsburgh residents drive and they happen in homes, stores and restaurants across the state. Accidents also happen when Pennsylvanians are at their places of work. When on-the-job incidents result in personal injuries and deaths, victims and their families should know and understand that they have legal rights.
A victim who is hurt at work may be able to recover workers' compensation benefits, but he or she may also be able to seek compensation due to the negligence of another. These recoverable damages may include, but are not limited to, their lost wages, medical bills and their pain and suffering.
Surviving loved ones of a victim who dies in a workplace accident may have the option to pursue a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death lawsuit, when successful, provides certain survivors with the opportunity to hold the responsible party liable for the harm they caused while at the same time allowing them to recover compensation for their losses.
People rely on their jobs to give them opportunities to earn money so that they can support their families. When preventable on-the-job accidents deprive them of the chance to support the people they love, then hardships can befall victims and everyone who depends on them. At the law office of Savinis Kane & Gallucci, our dedicated team of attorneys and staff are prepared to fight for victims of workplace accidents. Conveniently located in Pittsburgh, the firm is available to take on new work-related injury and death case clients who are ready to take active steps to recover their incident-related damages.