Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers
At any construction site, following strict guidelines ensures the safety of workers and passersby. If an individual sustains injury due to a failure to adhere to these restrictions, he or she may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim or third party liability claim. At Cherry Injury Law, in Philadelphia, our team of experienced construction accident attorneys can assist you in recovering damages resulting from a construction site accident and injury.
Knowing How to Proceed With Your Pennsylvania Construction Accident Case
At Cherry Injury Law, our lawyers have spent decades helping injured construction workers get the benefits they need to move forward with their lives. We handle cases involving construction accidents of all types, including:
- Falling objects
- Construction site falls, including falls from scaffolds, ladders, roofs and other heights
- Scaffolding accidents
- Trench collapses
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Bucket truck accidents
- Construction equipment accidents, including machinery accidents
We help construction accident victims throughout Pennsylvania get the medical benefits, wage benefits and other benefits they may be entitled to under workers’ compensation.
Slip and Fall at a Construction Site
Often, construction sites are in high foot-traffic areas such as sidewalks, lobbies or hallways. These are some common violations that can cause a slip and fall at a construction site:
- Uneven concrete
- Slippery surfaces
- Falling objects
- Faulty machinery
A simple slip and fall at a construction site can result in a host of injuries. These may present problems right away such as broken bones or they may present issues in the future such as aches and cognitive problems. The extent of the injuries in a given case relates to the damages awarded. Long-term effects of a slip and fall accident includes the following:
- Joint pain
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Whatever injuries you or a loved one has suffered, we can help you recover compensation for your past, present and future medical bills.
Construction Accidents and Third Party Liability Claims
While injured workers generally understand that they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, in some cases they may also be able to file a type of personal injury claim referred to as a third party claim. These are claims against any third party — a party other than the victim’s employer — that was responsible for the workplace accident.
These types of personal injury claims are particularly common in construction accident cases, simply because of the number of parties that may be working at a construction site simultaneously. When our attorneys investigate a construction accident, we often find that it was caused by the negligence of a separate contractor or possibly an equipment manufacturer. In addition to seeking full workers’ compensation benefits, we also file a personal injury claim to maximize the construction accident victim’s recovery.
Working with Pennsylvania Premises Liability Lawyers
Construction sites can have many safety hazards. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Hazard Association set strict rules that all construction sites must abide by.
Yet, establishing that the owner of the premises or the construction company is liable in a Pennsylvania personal injury case is not easy. First, you have to demonstrate that the owner was negligent in some way. Then you need to prove that the negligence directly caused your injuries. If you do win, damages can cover current and future medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and other costs.
Our team of construction accident lawyers possess over 100 years of total experience. Reputable organizations such as Super Lawyers and Mainline Today Magazine give the seal of approval to the firm. If there’s any question as to the credibility of a claim, you should call a PA personal injury lawyer at Cherry Injury Law for a free consultation.
Contact Us Today! WE CAN HELP YOU!
If you have been seriously injured in the state of Pennsylvania by the negligence of another and if you have questions or concerns about your legal rights, please don’t hesitate to call. Our Pennsylvania injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day to speak with you, and we welcome all calls at no charge. Contact us today at 610-565-0300.