Each year, nearly 4 million workers are injured on job sites across the U.S. and, tragically, about 4,500 die from those workplace injuries, according to government statistics. Employers have a responsibility to ensure not only a safe workplace, but also that equipment meets government-set safety standards.
Founding partner Matt Casey led the investigation that resulted in a remarkable $36.4 million recovery for the family of a man who was killed in an oil refinery explosion. Casey's work revealed that a corroded tank had leaked hydrogen, that this hydrogen was the source of the explosion and that the refinery had been aware of the inherent danger. It remains among the largest single-victim settlements ever for a wrongful death case in the U.S. (read about this case).
Casey, a leading Philadelphia work injury lawyer, also obtained a $10 million settlement in a workplace injury lawsuit involving a 40-year-old Bucks County, Pennsylvania welder who was killed when a pressurized tank exploded. It is one of the largest recoveries ever reported for a lawsuit of its kind involving a single death in Pennsylvania (read about this case).
Founding partner Robert Ross has successfully litigated a long list of catastrophic workplace injury cases, many of them involving loss of limbs.
In one such Pennsylvania work injury lawsuit filed in federal court, Ross secured a $4 million recovery on behalf of a machinist who was pulled into a grinding machine at a factory.
Other notable victories by Ross Feller Casey work injury attorneys include:
- $8 million recovery for a factory worker injured in a workplace accident
- $8 million recovery for an ironworker injured on the job site
- $4.4 million settlement for the family of a steel worker killed by when a crane malfunctioned
- $2 million settlement for a worker who fell off scaffolding at a construction site
While slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of injury in a work setting, other unsafe conditions such as loose or faulty scaffolding, or improper operation of cranes, winches, bulldozers, forklifts and other equipment can result in severe injuries.
Workers injured on the job across the U.S. are often told that the only compensation they can receive under government rules comes from their employer's workers compensation insurance.
In many cases, this is true. But there are often exceptions, and the experienced construction and workplace injury lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have built an impressive record of success in finding them.
Workplace injury lawsuits in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey may be brought if:
- You are injured by a defective machine or product
- You are injured by chemicals, toxic materials or substances
- You are injured by the actions of a third party
- You are injured as a result of egregious or intentional conduct on the part of your employer
Ross Feller Casey's Philadelphia work injury attorneys handle cases on a contingency basis, so you not pay a thing unless there is a financial recovery in your case.
If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury, one of our attorneys can assist you in determining if you have a job injury lawsuit. Even if the injury occurred some time ago, you may still be able to investigate a potential work injury claim. But your time may be running out.
Please contact our office to arrange a free consultation with a work injury attorney in Philadelphia.