Defense verdict for General Contractor

Our Philadelphia partner, Fred Lachat, defending the interests of a General Contractor’s employee operating a piece of heavy equipment known as a “track chipper,” who ran over the plaintiff during a pipeline right-of-way maintenance project, resulting in multiple crush injuries and permanent disability, secured a defense verdict in Delaware County, PA.

Fred contended our General Contractor was, in fact, the statutory employer of the plaintiff and, therefore, plaintiff’s exclusive remedy was under the Workers’ Compensation Act and found our client to be immune from tort liability.