In Pennsylvania can you sue an employer for pain and suffering?
Although it may sometimes seem that in the US, an individual CAN, in theory, sue almost anyone for almost any reason, this is not the case.
Whether the court thinks a suit has any merit, or a lawyer thinks that prosecuting a given suit is worth his time and reputation, is another story. And bear in mind that in states with worker's compensation statutes, an employee's rights to sue his employer can be limited.
Any potential plaintiff should obtain legal advice from a qualified local attorney, who will have experience and knowledge regarding how similar matters have been handled by local courts.
Most attorneys offer free or minimal fee consultations.