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Pennsylvania worker killed in hit-and-run accident

Unfortunately, workers are often injured or killed due to the carelessness or inattention of motor vehicle drivers that are in the vicinity. Such an incident recently occurred when a Pennsylvania worker was struck and killed by a utility pole that was inadvertently knocked into the worker by a passing truck.

The worker was in the process of removing the downed utility pole when a tri-axle truck made contact with the pole. What would probably make such a work accident more difficult for family members of the deceased worker was the fact that the driver of the truck fled the scene after the accident occurred.

The purpose of workers' compensation laws is to compensate individuals and family members for injuries that occur upon the job. It is assumed that the employer is responsible for the safety of the worker, and therefore the employer's workers' compensation carrier will indemnify victims for such job-related accidents.

However, simply because workers' compensation is in place for the injured worker does not mean that the worker will be unable to recover from other negligent parties as well. Otherwise, workers could be put into an incredible bind in deciding who should and should not be sued.

The above circumstance becomes even more complicated due to the driver of the truck fleeing the scene. It is because such cases can be so complex that injured workers and family members may wish to consult with attorneys experienced in both the personal injury and workers' compensation area.

Especially when speaking of workers injured or killed in hit-and-run accidents, such individuals and family members can use all of the help that they can get.

Source: WYTV 33, "Worker dies when truck hits downed pole in Pa.," July 19, 2012

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