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Employees were injured when a truck fell on them at a Pennsylvania Chevrolet Dealership. 

Pennsylvania – December 29, 2021

A falling truck injured two employees at a Fayette County car dealership when a truck shifted off of a lift.  The falling truck incident occurred at the Tri-Star Chevrolet dealership in North Union Township, according to a Fayette County 911 supervisor.  As reported by the Vice President of Tri-Star Motors, the workers were flown to an area hospital for treatment.  A skilled personal injury attorney can help sort out any claim for damages arising out of a truck mishap, including dangers at work through a worker’s compensation claim.  After an accident, attorneys in Pennsylvania can fight for a victim’s right to compensation for injuries and property damage loss under the State laws that provide for payment when an injured party was not at fault, referred to as “damages.

Damage recovery through worker’s compensation.

Workers’ compensation is part of employment law and experienced Pennsylvania injury attorneys are instrumental in filing complicated claims and building cases against private employers’ breaches in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.  The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) administers disability compensation programs for federal employees and their dependents regarding medical treatment, wage replacement, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits.

Safe working environment.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was created to ensure workplace safety for employees. If an employer does not take the appropriate measures to make the workplace safe, they can face OSHA sanctions and fines, formal complaints and litigation by employees if workplace-related injury occurs.  Workplace safety issues may include poor lighting, variances in temperature unacceptable for work, poor ventilation, toxic exposure to chemicals and foreign substances, cluttered office spaces, poor ergonomic design of individual workspaces, and workplace violence.  A lawyer can deal with the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claims Division  on a client’s behalf.

Legal counsel and damages.

Injured workers should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can review the case and devise a strategy to recover damages.  Damages can remedy intangible injuries, such as emotional anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and expenses related to lost wages and medical treatment, rehabilitation, employer training when a person cannot return to their previous position, or death benefits when fatal injury occurs.  Pennsylvania and federal laws and regulations related to personal injury occurring on the job can be difficult to understand, but the experienced legal professionals of Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law can assist you with any potential claim for damages resulting from an accident at the workplace.

Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law

Phone:  (412) 918-1241

Fax: (412) 235-7275

The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Suite 510
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

 

Sources:

https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Workers-Compensation/Pages/default.aspx

2 workers hurt after truck falls off lift at Fayette County car dealership | TribLIVE.com

2 people injured following accident at Fayette County car dealership – WPXI

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nr0.htm

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/osh_11072019.pdf

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/owcp

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/workplaceviolence/

https://www.osha.gov/workers/file_complaint.html

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