Switch back to WCC classic look

WorkCompCentral – Workers' Compensation Education, Courses, News and Information

Call or email us anytime
(805) 484-0333
Search Guide
Today is Saturday, February 23, 2019 -

News Articles

Ex-Employees Charge Retaliation Over Shooting Range Comp Claims

  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Topic: NORTH
  • - Average time spent on item: 317 minutes
  • - Popular with: Insurance

Six employees of a Philadelphia shooting range have filed a lawsuit, alleging that they were fired after they filed workers' compensation claims over respiratory injuries.

Chris Garber, Matthew Sadoon and James Kelly, of Philadelphia; Justin Mateer, of Verona; Dave Petnick, of Wayne; and Justin Richway, of West Chester, filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against The Gun Range LLC and its owners, James J. Colosimo, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Yuri Zalzman, of Philadelphia, according to a news report.

The employees charged that the range did not have proper ventilation in place, which caused them to breathe lead and other particles. Once they informed the owners that they were pursuing a workers' comp claim, they were fired, the lawsuit alleges.

The Gun Range and Zalzman filed objections to the lawsuit complaint, contending that the plaintiffs could not prove that they filed workers' compensation claims before they were fired and cannot sustain a cause of action for wrongful termination.

Furthermore, the objections stated the Workers' Compensation Act was the sole remedy for the charges involved.

No Comments

Log in to post a comment


Do not post libelous remarks. You are solely responsible for the postings you input. By posting here you agree to hold harmless and indemnify WorkCompCentral for any damages and actions your post may cause.

Today’s News

Featured Video

Upcoming Events

Workers' Compensation Events

Social Media Links

WorkCompCentral Workers' Compensation
News and Education
4081 Mission Oaks Blvd
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 484-0333