Weisberg Law, P.C.: Assisting Client Settlements in Cases of Workplace Injuries

At Pennsylvania-based Weisberg Law, P.C., we assist clients pursuing litigation in cases of workplace and employment discrimination, injuries, and professional liability. One common case type we pursue is workplace injuries involving defective equipment or safety and health standards violations. This problem is serious, with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimating that some 6 million U.S. workplace injuries occur each year, with 6,000 workers dying from those wounds.

Many people mistakenly believe that worker’s compensation may be the only remedy in cases of workplace injury where the employer is at fault. On the contrary, employees can often pursue private litigation in conjunction with filing worker’s compensation claims. The reasons for taking legal action are clear: worker’s compensation only entitles claimants to a certain percentage of lost wages, and claims of pain and suffering are not compensated under existing laws. Weisberg Law, P.C. attorneys help clients pursue settlements against third parties, such as the manufacturer of unsafe equipment involved in an accident, or the nonemployer owner of the premises where the injury occurred.

For example, if a delivery vehicle has a malfunctioning backup warning system and hits an employee as a result, the victim has a justifiable cause for filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the broken equipment. The company whose employee caused the accident may be liable as well; for example, if a properly functioning forklift hits a fellow company employee, the injured person may only be able to recover worker’s compensation benefits. However, if the forklift is driven by another company’s employee, the injured party can often pursue damages from the driver and his employer. Our well-qualified Pennsylvania attorneys understand the intricacies of state and federal regulations governing work injuries caused by defective equipment. Contact Weisberg Law, P.C. online at weisberglawoffices.com.

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About Matthew Weisberg

Lawyer Matthew Weisberg assists clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A graduate of The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, Matthew Weisberg offers counsel in civil rights, legal malpractice, and product liability, among other practice areas. As a civil rights lawyer, Matthew Weisberg intricately understands both the state and federal laws enacted to protect the rights of citizens. Matthew Weisberg and his fellow lawyers at Weisberg Law, P.C., accept the cases of those who suffered a deprivation of liberty through actions including false arrest, excessive police force, wrongful imprisonment, and malicious and wrongful prosecution. People who did not receive due process or who lacked equal protection under the law seek out Matthew Weisberg's legal guidance for possible remedies. As an advocate for the First Amendment, lawyer Matthew Weisberg supports those denied free speech or arrested during a protest. Another area of Matthew Weisberg’s practice involves legal malpractice representation. This offense occurs when a lawyer commits a serious, preventable mistake, harming the outcome of a client's case; Matthew Weisberg provides representation in suing one's previous lawyer. Recognizing the elements of legal malpractice, such as a lawyer involving oneself in a client's business, failing to deliver or obtain essential reports on time, and missing deadlines and statutes of limitations, Matthew Weisberg seeks to hold lawyers accountable for their actions. In product liability suits, Matthew Weisberg assists consumers injured by faulty products at home and on the job. As a trial lawyer, Matthew Weisberg takes product liability claims to court, even against big corporations. Additionally, Matthew Weisberg protects buyers by handling cases involving misleading warranties, predatory lenders, and the Lemon Law. To further aid the public, Matthew Weisberg performs pro bono work and lectures about foreclosure mitigation and creditor practices to the public. This lawyer also discusses legal matters with media outlets such FOX News Network, LLC; Cable News Network (CNN); USA Today, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.; and The New York Times. To learn more about Matthew Weisberg, visit www.weisberglawoffices.com.
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