In Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a paramedic was killed while responding to a car accident on Route 271. The victim was hit by a coal truck. The ambulance service was responding to one of many car accidents in Upper Yoder Township in Cambria County when the work accident occurred.
The coal truck driver could not stop as he approached the accident scene that the paramedic was responding to. As he lost control of his vehicle, he crashed through the accident scene and pinned the victim to a tree.
The series of crashes was likely due to icy weather conditions and the state police are currently conducting an accident reconstruction. The victim of this devastating accident was a female paramedic from West End Ambulance Services in Johnstown.
Accidents similar to this one involve very complex litigation. The victims of work related accidents that cause injuries or wrongful death are entitled to workers' compensation. Also, when the injuries or wrongful death is caused by a third party, like this incident, the victim and their families have a right to full financial recovery in a third party claim against the faulty parties.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a work related accident call the workers' compensation lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free case evaluation at 1-800-777-4081. Our team of lawyers has experience in handling workers' compensation claims with related third party claims and will help ensure that you reach full and fair compensations for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and wage loss for you and your loved ones.
Source: KDKA. "Paramedic Killed At Scene Of Multiple Vehicle Crashes". 3 Mar 2015.