Personal Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA
After suffering a serious injury, you might be at a loss of what to do, especially if you’re unable to work. You do not have to face these hardships on your own. At Gilardi, Oliver & Lomupo, our legal team offer services for clients dealing with the impact of a life changing accident. Schedule a consultation with our Attorneys to learn more about your rights.
Many of our clients work in various industrial plants, shops, and mills throughout the region and the country. As one might expect, working in these types of settings can be dangerous, and the injuries sustained can be serious. Pennsylvania law permits workers injured in an industrial accident to file suit for their injuries against the property owner, the general contractor, and any sub-contractors who may have caused or created a hazardous condition.
Moreover, dangerous and defective products often cause severe injuries and damages. As outlined in the workers’ compensation chapter of our website, although usually you are not permitted to sue your own employer (although you would be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits), you may file a suit against a separate contractor (a “third party”) for causing your work injury. A third-party claim allows you to recover benefits that are not provided for in the worker’s compensation act, such as money for future wage loss, loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and for pain and suffering.
If you think your injury was caused in whole or part by a person who is not a co-worker or your employer, you should immediately contact our office. It is vitally important that these types of claims be investigated immediately, as job sites change, general contractors leave the area, and sub-contractors move on to other jobs. Similarly, if you are injured by a defective product or machinery while working, you should contact our office to protect your rights. Measures must be taken as soon as possible to preserve the product or equipment and any other evidence, investigate the accident in question, and enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate the claim and any injuries.
We have handled some of the largest industrial accidents in the area including cases stemming from plant explosions, defective machinery, unsafe products, and construction accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a accident, turn to us for service. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.
Contact us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to work with our attorneys for your personal injury case. We offer representation for clients throughout the entire country.