Nearly twenty percent of worker fatalities are in the construction industry. During 2018, one in five workplace deaths were in construction. The nature of the job and the equipment used to perform job duties increase the risk of certain construction accidents. Four of the most common types of construction accidents include falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and being caught in or between equipment or objects.
The Philadelphia construction accident attorneys of the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis have specialized in handling construction accident cases for over 35 years, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling claims involving accidents on construction sites. We handle claims involving, but not limited to:
Jobsite Amputations and Crushed Limb Injuries
Defective Lifeline Accidents
Lack of Safety Training
Unsafe Construction Equipment
Shaft Injuries and Unsafe Elevators
Dump Truck Accidents
Lack of Protective Equipment
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a construction accident, contact the Philadelphia construction accident attorney at the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation beyond a workers’ compensation claim.
Personal Injury Claims for Construction Accidents
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers most construction workers. If a worker is injured on the job, the worker is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The injured employee does not need to prove negligence or other wrongdoing to receive benefits. The workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system. However, workers’ comp does not compensate a worker for all damages caused by a construction accident.
Workers injured on the job receive medical care, but they only receive a portion of their lost wages. Workers’ compensation does not include any benefits for pain and suffering damages. Even if the worker sustains a permanent impairment or disability, the worker may not receive fair compensation for a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Filing a personal injury claim may result in compensation for all damages caused by a construction accident. Workers’ compensation laws usually prevent employees from suing their employers for an injury covered by workers’ compensation. However, there are exceptions.
Workers may have a claim against their employers for intentional acts that caused an employee’s injury. Employers who were grossly negligent can also be held liable in some cases for a workplace injury. Injured workers may also have claims against third parties for construction injuries. Contractors, sub-contractors, property owners, management companies, manufacturers, and other third parties could be liable for a construction accident.
If a third party is responsible, an injured worker could recover compensation for all loss of income, pain, suffering, and other financial losses. For a worker injured in a construction accident, the additional compensation can increase the person’s quality of life while providing the resources necessary to care for the worker and the worker’s family.
Common Construction Accident Injuries
The injuries a person might sustain in a construction accident range from minor bruises and scrapes to catastrophic injuries. Construction workers handle incredibly complicated and dangerous equipment such as cranes, forklifts, and other construction vehicles. Workers also handle hazardous materials and substances on a construction site. If anything goes wrong, the results can be devastating.
Common construction-related injuries include, but are not limited to:
Before you settle a construction accident claim, consider all your options carefully. If there is the slightest chance that your injury is the result of intentional wrongdoing, lack of safety equipment, improper training, or other negligence, you might be entitled to additional compensation.
Contact a Philadelphia Construction Accident Attorney for More Information
Get the facts about construction accident claims from a trusted legal advocate for injury victims in Philadelphia. Our lawyers fight for the rights of construction workers and other injury victims every day. We are passionate about protecting our clients’ best interests and legal rights. Our experienced trial lawyers never shy away from going to court if that is what is necessary.
With our in-depth experience, knowledge, and resources, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We understand what it takes to handle construction accident cases, and win.
Call 1 (215) 732-5555 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your injury case with one of our Philadelphia construction accident attorneys.