${site.data.firmName} ${site.data.firmName}
Free Consultation No recovery - No Fee
215-822-7575 / 800-358-9367
Practice Areas

Husband and wife awarded $2.25 million after PA work accident

In Pennsylvania, if you have been injured in the course of your employment, you are entitled to workers' compensation. Unfortunately, though, sometimes employers try to delay or deny the compensation that an injured worker needs. To ensure that they receive the full measure of compensation for injuries, many workers take legal action and consult with a workers' compensation attorney.

In some cases, a serious work accident has happened because of a third-party's negligence. Workers faced with this situation are up against a complex set of factors, and a personal injury lawsuit may be the appropriate route to take. Consider the recent court decision involving a man who was seriously injured in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.

The man was working on a jobsite when the pump hose of a cement truck hit his head and knocked him down into a basement that wasn't yet finished. The work accident left him with a traumatic brain injury resulting in a number of painful symptoms, including anxiety, headaches, stress and memory loss. His lawsuit also indicated that he suffered orthopedic injuries.

The man and his wife sued a number of concrete companies that were contracted for the construction job. According to the lawsuit, the defendants were negligent in a variety ways. In particular, the parties failed to properly maintain and operate the concrete truck. As a result, the pump hose became clogged and kicked back and struck the man.

Other points of negligence were a failure to properly train workers and a failure to provide fall protection on the job site.

The personal injury lawsuit went to trial, and a jury found all but one defendant negligent. It was reported, however, that the other defendant settled with the husband and wife prior to the attorneys' closing arguments. The court awarded the plaintiffs $2.25 million, with $250,000 of that amount going to the wife to compensate for loss of consortium.

Serious workplace accidents can lead to permanent life changes for injured workers and their families. Individuals and family members faced with this situation need to know that they are not alone, and that legal options are available.

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, "Injured construction worker and wife awarded $2.25 million following trial at Phila. Court," Jon Camisi, Dec. 5, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News 2018
  • RGS&G Firm News

    Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, P.C. is pleased to announce it has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2018 Edition of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers©. This Tier 1 ranking is determined through a rigorous evaluation process and derived from a combination of client feedback, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and firm surveys.Read more...

  • Super Lawyers | Rising Stars
  • National board of legal speciality certification
  • American college of trial lawyers
  • National board of trial advocacy | EST 1977
  • 2013 | Subarbanlife | Awesome Attorneys
  • PennSuburban | Chamber of commerce

Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford has been a member of the local Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce (previously known as North Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce) for more than 25 years.

You Have Questions? We Have Answers. Fill out the form and an attorney will be in touch with you shortly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

start now. send your request