Work accident &
injury lawyers

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Successful Results For Our Clients

We get results for our clients, because that’s what really matters. Over the course of four decades in combined trial experience, our dedicated work injury attorneys have secured hundred millions of dollars in compensation for injured workers. You deserve justice.

"Work injury victims deserve strong, compassionate and devoted advocates who understand their pain. Our attorneys have the experience, background and skills necessary to pursue your case zealously and seek the best possible outcome.

Thousands of workers are injured throughout this country every day on the job. Many of them, like yourself, don’t understand that they have legal rights and remedies available to them beyond workers' compensation.

You need a lawyer that understands not only the nature of the work that you perform but also the law that applies to it. We are those lawyers. If you’ve been injured on the job and you have any questions about your legal rights please contact us."

Experienced Work Injury Lawyers

Our dedicated work injury lawyers fight to ensure that injured workers receive full and fair compensation for their injuries. For over a decade, our work injury lawyers have been rated as top lawyers in the area of personal injury by Super Lawyers magazine.

We represent victims throughout the East Coast in work-related injury claims, using our valuable experience and talented team to pursue maximum compensation on behalf of tradesmen and women injured on the job. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and West Virginia.

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Legal Rights of Injured Workers

We represent victims in work-related injury claims, using our valuable experience and talented team to pursue maximum compensation on behalf of tradesmen injured on the job. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, New York, Illinois, Florida and West Virginia. 

The vast majority of work place accidents are covered under workers’ compensation. However, there are a substantial amount of remedies that may be available to you that are not covered under workers’ compensation and that’s where we come in. Please call Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan so we can evaluate your claim and provide you with all of your options. 

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Work Injury Lawsuits
The Other Piece of the Puzzle

The vast majority of injured workers believe that their only legal remedy is workers’ compensation. That simply isn’t true. Workers’ compensation is just one of the types of legal claims that can be made by injured workers. In fact, an injured worker also has the legal right to seek compensation from additional non-employer entities that caused or contributed to the accident.

In essence, for workers who are seriously injured in on-the-job accidents, there may be recovery beyond and in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. Potential responsible parties include employers, project owners, engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors. In addition, there may be a defective product liability claim against the manufacturer, distributor or retailer of machinery, equipment or other products involved in the accident.

Example: a worker is injured at a worksite when a piece of equipment malfunctions and topples over, crushing the worker. The worker may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim and also bring a legal claim against multiple parties, including:

Workers injured in a workplace accident can obtain financial recovery for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. This is the key benefit of a personal injury lawsuits.

Common Types of Work
Accidents and Injuries

Workplace fall accidents (i.e., roof fall)
Electrocution / Electrical accidents
Forklift accidents
Scaffold accidents
Dock/longshore accidents
Logging/timber accidents
Construction site accidents
Fatalities
Spinal cord injuries with or without paralysis
Loss of a limb or amputation
Head/brain injuries
Broken/fractured bones
Back injuries
Burns
Disfigurement

Why Workers’ Comp Doesn’t
Provide Full Benefits

Like most states, PA and NJ workers’ compensation laws are designed to get injured individuals back to work as soon as possible. The idea is that paying 100% of lost wages would encourage workers to stay out on comp benefits for as long as possible. That’s why only a portion of lost wages get paid via workers’ compensation.

On average, an injured worker in most states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and West Virginia, will receive about 2/3 or 66% of their average weekly wage. For most workers, receiving only 2/3 of their lost income places their families in real financial peril.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have been injured on a construction site, you may be entitled to various types of damages and compensation. The specific types and amounts depend on the circumstances of the accident, the nature and severity of your injuries, and the applicable laws in your jurisdiction. Common categories of damages and compensation include:

  1. Medical Expenses: You may be entitled to compensation for the cost of medical treatment you have received and may require in the future. This includes doctor visits, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.

  2. Lost Wages: If your injury has caused you to miss work or has reduced your ability to earn income, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, both past and future.

  3. Pain and Suffering: You may be eligible to receive compensation for the physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological trauma that resulted from the accident and your injuries.

  4. Loss of Consortium: If your injury has negatively affected your relationship with your spouse or partner, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of consortium, which covers the loss of companionship, affection, and support.

  5. Disability and Disfigurement: If your injury has caused permanent disability or disfigurement, you may be entitled to compensation for the impact of these conditions on your life and well-being.

  6. Punitive Damages: In some cases, if the responsible party’s actions were particularly reckless or malicious, you may be awarded punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.

  7. Workers’ Compensation Benefits: If you were injured on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, which can include medical treatment, wage replacement, and disability benefits.

Keep in mind that every case is unique, and the specific damages and compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the facts of your case. It is essential to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney to discuss your situation and help you understand your rights and potential recovery.

In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation is generally the exclusive remedy for employees who suffer work-related injuries. This means that, in most cases, you cannot directly sue your employer for injuries sustained on a construction site. Instead, you will file a workers’ compensation claim, which is designed to provide medical treatment, wage replacement, and disability benefits without proving fault.

However, there are some exceptions where you may be able to sue your employer:

  1. Intentional Acts: If your employer intentionally caused your injury, such as through an assault or other deliberate action, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them.

  2. Violation of Statutory Duties: If your employer violates specific safety statutes or regulations, and that violation results in your injury, you may have a cause of action against your employer.

  3. Lack of Workers’ Compensation Insurance: If your employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance but fails to do so, you may be able to sue your employer directly for your injuries.

In addition to these exceptions, you may also be able to file a lawsuit against third parties who may have contributed to your injury, such as contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, or property owners. These third-party claims can potentially result in additional compensation beyond what is available through workers’ compensation.

It is important to consult with an experienced Pennsylvania construction accident attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and determine the best course of action for pursuing compensation. An attorney can help you navigate the complexities of workers’ compensation claims and, if necessary, identify any potential third-party claims or exceptions that may apply to your situation.

  1. Falls: Falls from heights are one of the leading causes of construction site injuries and fatalities. Workers may fall from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, or other elevated areas, often resulting in severe injuries.

  2. Struck-by accidents: These types of accidents occur when a worker is hit by a flying or falling object. Common examples include falling debris or tools, moving vehicles, or heavy equipment.

  3. Electrical hazards: Construction sites often involve working with or around live electrical wires or systems, which can lead to electric shocks, burns, or even electrocution.

  4. Caught-in or between accidents: Workers may be caught in or between machinery or equipment, leading to severe injuries or even death.

  5. Overexertion: Lifting heavy objects, repetitive motions, and other physically demanding tasks can lead to overexertion injuries such as sprains, strains, and other muscle and joint injuries.

It’s important to note that these hazards are not the only risks that construction workers face. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, it’s essential to seek legal advice from one of our experienced construction injury attorneys. We can help you understand your legal options and pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.

We represent workers in all trades, including:

The attorneys at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan have a combined 40+ years of experience handling work injury accidents throughout the U.S. Our lawyers are licensed in multiple states including Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They have achieved stellar results in burn injuries, crush/roll-over, and amputation cases. Firm founder Paul Bucci served as plaintiffs’ counsel in the New Jersey Tropicana Garage Collapse litigation, where the plaintiffs were awarded over $100 million in damages. Visit our law library for

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Financial Compensation

Injured workers are often entitled to receive monetary compensation for their injuries and financial losses. Common claims for financial compensation include medical bills, lost wages, and pain/suffering. In certain cases, future expenses, including future pain/suffering can also be recovered.

To be sure you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve it is vital that you speak to a work accident lawyer immediately.

Thousands of workers are injured throughout this country every day on the job. Many of them like yourself don’t understand that they have legal rights and remedies available to them beyond workers compensation.

You need a lawyer understands not only the nature of the work that you perform but also the law and the federal safety regulations that apply to it. We understand the law. We understand the safety regulations. We understand the type of job you perform. If you’ve been injured on the job and you have any questions about your legal rights please feel free to contact us.

About Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan – PA & NJ Work Accident Lawyers

About Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan – PA & NJ Work Accident Lawyers

Like most states, PA and NJ workers’ compensation laws are designed to get injured individuals back to work as soon as possible. The idea is that paying 100% of lost wages would encourage workers to stay out on comp benefits for as long as possible. That’s why only a portion of lost wages get paid via workers’ compensation.

On average, an injured worker in most states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and West Virginia, will receive about 2/3 or 66% of their average weekly wage. For most workers, receiving only 2/3 of their lost income places their families in real financial peril.