Construction Accident Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation every day. These sites can be extremely dangerous and present many hidden hazards to workers. People who work within the construction industry are at risk every day they spend on the job. Things such as uneven scaffolding, electrical equipment, hazardous materials, trench collapse, arc flash/arc blast, fires and explosions, structure failure, punch press malfunctions, nailgun malfunctions, compressor explosions, dumpster explosions, welding accidents, and defective equipment can all result in serious accidents. Many workers get injured when they fall from heights, fall from unstable ladders, get struck by falling objects, get run over by operating equipment, suffer forklift injuries, site debris injuries, burns and electrocution.
The OSHA reports that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year in 150,000 construction site accidents. Fall hazards are the leading cause of injury at these sites and are responsible for 1,000 worker deaths each year. Contact with equipment is also a significant cause of injury for workers. In 2010, there were more than 4,500 fatal work injuries in the United States. The fatal accidents happen during construction of new buildings, heavy equipment operation, civil engineering activities and in specialty contractor work.
How an Experienced Work Injury Lawyer May Help
The law governing construction accidents does not permit an injured worker to sue his or her employer or a co-employee. Work place injuries give rise to workers' compensation claims, but the meager workers' compensation system provides very little compensation to make the injured person whole again. If the work place injury is caused by the negligence of another contractor, the injured worker can sue that contractor and recover money damages for pain, suffering and other losses associated with the construction site injury. The negligent contractor will be held liable if the company failed to comply with the regulations published by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) which governs workplace safety. Only a civil lawsuit plus reduced workers' comp benefits will pay for all of your injuries, medical bills and lost pay.
After a worker has been injured in an accident, he/she is legally entitled to seek compensation. A construction accident victim may seek monetary damages for his/her: medical expenses, injuries, lost wages, lost future income, physical and mental impairment, and pain and suffering. Your best interest is served by seeking competent, caring legal representation from a reputable work injury law firm. By taking legal action against those responsible for your accident you can move forward with your life and provide a brighter future for your family. The Lassen Law Firm will get you maximum compensation for your injuries.
Personal Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania
Once people have been seriously injured in construction accidents, they may feel helpless. It is hard enough for people to deal with their physical symptoms and recovery, let alone the financial difficulties that are often associated with work injuries. You should seek legal advice concerning a money award as soon as possible after filing the Workers' Compensation claim. The statute of limitations in Pennsylvania is two years from the date of the injury, therefore, it is important to file a lawsuit promptly. A delay in filing a lawsuit may negatively affect your case and your right to get full and complete compensation. The accident site will change with the passage of time, the important evidence may be lost and the witnesses may move. The only way to preserve important evidence is to quickly obtain competent counsel to preserve the evidence and pursue the civil case.
If you have been injured in a serious accident, the last thing you or your family should have to worry about is your financial security. At the Lassen Law Firm, we believe that our clients should be allowed to focus on getting better without having to stress over their future well-being. We are skilled Philadelphia personal injury attorneys who will aggressively fight for maximum recovery of damages for our clients' construction accident injuries.
The Lassen Law Firm is comprised of leading personal injury lawyers who have extensive legal training and experience in personal injury law. We have handled countless workplace accident cases. If you have questions, call the Lassen Law Firm today for your initial consultation.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% contingency fee, not the standard 45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen