Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyer
Few jobs are as dangerous as construction, where employees often work in hazardous settings and in close proximity to heavy equipment. A catastrophic accident can result in extended hospitalization and an uncertain future.
For more than 20 years, Philadelphia construction accident lawyers Jeffrey S. Gross and Patrick W. Kenny, have aggressively fought for the rights of injured construction workers in Pennsylvania. If you have sustained an injury in any type of work-related accident, contact us today for a free initial consultation about your case.
Construction accidents occur for various reasons including the following:
- access areas not maintained
- building collapse
- caught-in/between accidents
- crane accidents
- defective equipment/machinery
- exposed power or electrical lines
- exposure to hazardous material/chemicals
- failure to enforce workplace safety
- forklift accidents
- inadequate supervision
- scaffolding accidents
- struck by an object
- unsafe working conditions
- vehicle accidents
A South Philly construction accident attorney can help individuals in any of the above scenarios.
Compensation For Injured Construction Workers
In the aftermath of a serious construction accident, employers may promise to take care of you until you are well enough to return to work. Unfortunately, the longer you are out of work and collecting benefits from Workers’ Compensation, the more your employer is likely to look upon you as an expense that needs to be controlled.
Whenever you suffer a serious injury, protect yourself by putting your case in the hands of an experienced Bustleton construction accident attorney as soon as possible. We will go to work immediately to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits you are due for as long as you are injured.
Workers’ Compensation pays benefits regardless of who was at fault for your injury.
What If Someone Else Was Responsible For My Injury?
In most cases, you do not have the right to sue your employer, except in cases of extreme negligence. However, if your injury was caused by the negligence of someone who does not work for your employer, you may have the right to collect additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. These are known as
third-party claims. Examples of third parties include:
- Other contractors working on the same job site
- Property owners
- Manufacturers of dangerous or defective equipment
Reach Out to a Philadelphia Construction Accident Attorney
Our Philadelphia construction accident lawyers will evaluate your injury case for third-party claims. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.