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Product Liability and a Philadelphia Work Accident

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Daniel J. O'Brien
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It's a common misconception that once you accept Workers' Compensation after a Philadelphia work accident, you are out of legal options in the event that your settlement isn't enough to cover your medical bills and lost wages.

What many people don't know is that by taking Workers' Compensation you only lose the option of filing suit against your employer or any fellow employees. You still maintain the option of pursuing a third-party liability claim against any companies or individuals whose negligence contributed to your worksite accident.

A fairly common option when looking at third-party liability claims after a Philadelphia work accident is that of product liability
. These types of lawsuits stem from a defective product that has caused serious injury or illness. Some examples of product liability in a work accident claim include

  • A manufacturer of defective scaffolding that collapses at a construction site, causing serious or fatal injuries to workers using the structure;
  • A retailer who continues to sell defective safety goggles after learning of a safety recall on the product;
  • The manufacturer that creates faulty brakes which are used on a city garbage truck; and
  • An assembly plant that puts together a defective piece of factory equipment.


These are just some of the types of negligence that would lead to a product liability claim after suffering a work-related injury. To learn more about third-party liability lawsuits after a Philadelphia work accident, visit our library. 

You shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills which were caused by another person or company's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396.

Category: Construction and Industrial Accidents

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