Can I Sue My Employer?

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act is a no-fault insurance system of benefits designed to compensate injured workers for lost wages and medical expenses. It does not matter whether an employee was injured through his or her own fault. It also does not matter whether an employer was at fault. That is the meaning of “no-fault.” Coverage depends on the employer-employee relationship and the circumstances of the accident (that it happened in the course of work) — not on fault.

However, what if your employer did not carry workers’ compensation insurance for you as required by law? In this case, you can sue your employer for negligence as well as your pain and suffering. As evidence in your case, you would have to prove your employer’s negligence. It would not be a no-fault situation. An employer who has not carried workers’ compensation insurance for you would also be subject to potential criminal prosecution.

MHK Attorneys can answer your questions about potential Pennsylvania employer lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims. We would also like to explain the seven biggest mistakes that can wreck your workers’ compensation claim. If you want to know how to avoid them, request our book entitled What Every Pennsylvania Worker Needs To Know About Workers’ Compensation. For a free consultation with a lawyer at MHK Attorneys after a workplace injury, send us an email or call 570-839-8050.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Workplace Injury In Pennsylvania

Our law firm has a great deal of knowledge and experience relevant to your situation if you were injured on the job. In case of any doubt about whether you can collect workers’ compensation benefits, sue your employer and/or sue a third party, we will gladly evaluate your case and offer our advice and recommendations. We offer free consultations to injured workers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced Pennsylvania lawyers.

We represent clients throughout North Eastern Pennsylvania, and have offices in Pocono Summit, Allentown, Bethlehem and Brodheadsville.