Krasno Krasno & OnwudinjoWhen You Need A Workers' Compensation Or Social Security Attorney
Serving Philadelphia Since 1936
No Fee Unless We Win
En Español

U-Haul attorneys petition for workplace injury trial transfer

A Philadelphia resident who was allegedly injured on the job in 2012 brought a suit against his employer, a subsidiary of the U-Haul Co. of Pennsylvania. Now, attorneys for U-Haul argue that the damages being sought are too high for the established jurisdictional maximum of Pennsylvania courts. In addition, they claim that the parties accused are not legally joined. As a result, they've filed a petition asking that the suit be transferred to a federal district court.

According to the defendants, the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act prohibits civil claims against U-Haul and its local subsidiary, Falls Manufacturing Co. Although the plaintiff suffered serious injuries including sprains, spinal disc injuries, and spinal cord fractures that required surgeries and extended medical care, the defendants' attorneys claim that this is the purpose of the Compensation Act. They also maintain that the injured employee was classified as a "borrowed servant" who had been sourced from a staffing agency at the time of the work accident and that this status means the defendants are excused from liability.

Industrial accidents caused by falling debris or equipment can lead to debilitating medical expenses for the injured parties. Many seek compensation, but state regulations and the way victims file their claims affect their likelihood of receiving restitution.

Work accidents and the laws that govern them can be extremely complex. As this case demonstrates, employment technicalities and seemingly minor details play a role in establishing liability and affect victims' chances for compensation. As a result, many people who sustain injuries from accidents on the job consult with knowledgeable attorneys prior to filing suits or otherwise seeking damages.

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, "U-Haul lawyers petition to transfer Phila. workplace injury suit to federal court," Jon Campisi, Feb. 22, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

YOU HAVE 120 DAYS TO REPORT A WORK INJURY - DO NOT DELAY! Fill out the form and an attorney will be in touch with you shortly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Attorneys Recognized For Excellence

Our Philadelphia firm and attorneys have received numerous accolades in the area of workers' compensation law. Several of our attorneys have been recognized by their peers and listed in Super Lawyers since 2006. The Super Lawyers process recognizes the top lawyers in their fields in Pennsylvania.

Since 2010, our law firm has been rated as a tier-one law firm for workers' compensation law claimants in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Firms Edition.

Since 2009, Jason Krasno has been selected to the Best Lawyers® "America's Best" series. The Best Lawyers® award is given only to a handful of attorneys throughout the United States each year. Jason was also selected as a top workers' compensation attorney. You can see the articles on Jason in Newsweek's Aug. 23, 2010, edition.

Krasno Krasno & OnwudinjoWhen You Need A Workers' Compensation Or Social Security Attorney
Serving Philadelphia Since 1936

1429 Walnut Street, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Toll Free: 877-794-2396
Phone: 215-310-0001
Philadelphia Law Office Map