While the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act generally precludes an injured worker in PA from suing his or her employer, the injured worker does have the ability to sue a third party, if that party is responsible for the injury. Since workers’ compensation in PA does not provide any payment for pain and suffering, the ability to file a civil action against a third party is a valuable option. Answers to this, and other questions regarding the PA workers’ comp system, can be found on the Brilliant & Neiman LLC website.
As can be seen from a recent article in the Legal Intelligencer, verdicts in cases involving work injuries can be significant. This again demonstrates the importance of having an experienced PA workers’ comp attorney, who knows what to be looking for in such a case.