Construction Accidents

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Case Results in Construction Accidents at Work

Construction Site Accidents

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Each year, there are well over 100,000 construction-related accidents. In addition, out of all industries including manufacturing and trucking, the construction industry accounts for the highest number of work related deaths. While construction has its fair share of inherent dangers, most construction accidents are entirely preventable and are the result of careless planning on the part of contractors who have a duty to provide a safe workplace. Accidents occur due to unsafe acts and/or unsafe conditions. Oftentimes, unsafe conditions lead to unsafe acts. Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan holds all responsible contractors accountable for their failure to live up to their responsibility to ensure a safe worksite.

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Legal Rights Of Workers Injured In
Construction Accidents

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

For example: Under Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers’ compensation laws, workers injured on construction sites are usually eligible to make claims for medical benefits and lost wages (indemnity) in the event of temporary or permanent disability.  That’s the limitation on recovery in workers’ compensation claims. Access workers’ compensation legal articles.

Recovery Beyond Workers’ Compensation

The vast majority of injured workers will file workers’ compensation claims after a construction accident. However, only a few will actually seek legal advice from a 3rd party construction accident and injury lawyer. What most workers injured in Pennsylvania and New Jersey work accidents don’t know is that they may be entitled to make claims in addition to workers’ compensation. In other words, they may be able to sue 3rd parties such as general contractors, project owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and/or product manufactures and suppliers.

Unlike workers compensation benefits which only pay a limited amount for wages and medical benefits, workers who are injured in a construction accident can also possibly obtain financial recovery for their past and future medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, past and future lost  wages and more. It is crucial to speak to an experienced construction accident attorney to determine who may be liable in the case of a construction accident.

Preparing Your Construction
Accident Case for Trial

Our attorneys, led by founding partners Jeffrey Laffey and Paul Bucci, leave no stone unturned. We handle every case as if we are going to trial. That approach is the best method for obtaining generous pre-trial settlements. Our attorneys have obtained numerous seven and eight figure recoveries for their clients following this approach. Our firm aggressively investigates cases for all sources of financial recovery. We use the best experts and work with injured clients to obtain proper proof of the devastating physical, mental and financial effects of the injuries. Simply put, insurance companies fear us because they know we are willing to take the fight to the end. 

Pennsylvania & New Jersey
Construction Accident-Injury Lawyers

Being represented by an experienced trial lawyer makes all the difference in your construction accident lawsuit. When insurance adjusters and defense attorneys recognize your attorney as a skilled trial lawyer in this field, this only serves to benefit you and your case.

All of the firm’s attorneys have consistently been recognized as the best lawyers in their respective fields by organizations throughout the country which includes, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Best of the Philadelphia Bar, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania by The National Trial Lawyers and others. 

We vigorously represent workers in all trades, including carpenters, painters, roofers, framers, steel workers, plumbers, electricians, cement masons, laborers, operating engineers, manufacturing workers, and skilled laborers.

We believe in giving back to the community. Firm founder Jeffrey Laffey co-founded a unique organization, Tailgating for Trades, in 2012. This organization provides funds, which are collected mostly from the various trade unions, for injured union workers who did not have a 3rd party case. 

If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt or killed in a construction accident contact our experienced, highly rated Philadelphia, construction accident attorneys for a free, confidential consultation. Contact us today at (215) 399-9255 to learn more.

Workers’ rights are important to us. As the son of a union carpenter, I understand intimately the struggles faced by working families in this country. A workplace injury causes far more than physical harm, but most workers aren’t aware of their rights in the civil legal system. We can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are injured in a construction accident in Pennsylvania, it is essential to take appropriate steps to protect your rights and seek the compensation you may be entitled to. Here are some actions to consider:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health should be your top priority. Seek immediate medical care for your injuries, even if they appear minor at first. Not only is this important for your well-being, but it also establishes a record of your injuries, which can be crucial in any future legal proceedings.

  2. Report the Accident: Notify your supervisor or employer about the accident as soon as possible. Pennsylvania law requires you to report a work-related injury to your employer within 120 days of the injury. Failure to do so may jeopardize your ability to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

  3. Document the Scene: If possible, take photographs or videos of the accident scene, including any equipment, materials, or conditions that may have contributed to your injury. Collect contact information for any witnesses who might have seen the accident or who can provide information about the work site’s conditions.

  4. Preserve Evidence: Keep any relevant evidence, such as damaged equipment, clothing, or personal protective gear. Maintain records of your medical treatment, including doctor visits, prescriptions, and therapy appointments.

  5. File a Workers’ Compensation Claim: In Pennsylvania, most injured construction workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which can cover medical expenses, wage replacement, and disability benefits. Consult with an experienced attorney to help you navigate the process and ensure your claim is filed correctly and on time.

  6. Consult with a Construction Accident Attorney: Contact an experienced Pennsylvania construction accident attorney as soon as possible. They can help you understand your rights, determine whether you have a viable claim against any third parties, and guide you through the process of seeking compensation.

  7. Avoid Providing Statements: Be cautious when discussing the accident with your employer, their insurance company, or any other party that might be involved. Avoid providing written or recorded statements without consulting your attorney first, as these statements may be used against you later.

By taking these steps and working with an experienced construction accident attorney, you can protect your rights and increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries sustained in a Pennsylvania construction accident. Contact us at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan so we can walk you through all of your legal options. 

Construction sites can be hazardous environments, with numerous potential risks and dangers present. At Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, our experienced Pennsylvania construction accident attorneys have seen a wide range of injuries resulting from construction site accidents. Some common types of injuries include:

  1. Falls: Falls from heights, such as ladders, scaffolding, or roofs, are a leading cause of construction site injuries. These can result in broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even fatalities.

  2. Struck-by Accidents: Workers can be struck by falling objects, equipment, or materials, causing serious injuries like fractures, head injuries, and internal organ damage.

  3. Caught-in/Between Accidents: Construction workers can be caught in or between machinery, equipment, or materials, resulting in crushing injuries, amputations, and fatalities.

  4. Electrocutions: Contact with live wires or electrical equipment can lead to severe burns, nerve damage, and even death.

  5. Trench Collapses: Workers in trenches can be at risk of cave-ins or collapses, leading to suffocation, crush injuries, or drowning.

  6. Heavy Equipment Accidents: Accidents involving cranes, forklifts, bulldozers, and other heavy machinery can result in serious injuries, such as crushing injuries, fractures, and traumatic amputations.

  7. Welding Accidents: Welders are exposed to high temperatures, bright light, and hazardous fumes, which can lead to burns, eye injuries, respiratory problems, and other serious health concerns.

  8. Repetitive Stress Injuries: Construction work often involves repetitive tasks, which can lead to musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and lower back pain.

  9. Exposure to Hazardous Materials: Workers can be exposed to toxic chemicals, asbestos, or other harmful substances, resulting in respiratory illnesses, skin irritation, and long-term health issues, such as cancer or neurological disorders.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at a construction site in Pennsylvania, it is crucial to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney like those at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan. Our team can help you understand your rights, navigate the workers’ compensation process, and determine if you have a viable claim against any third parties responsible for your injuries.

At Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, our experienced Pennsylvania construction accident attorneys are dedicated to helping injured workers seek the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured on the job, our attorneys can assist you in several ways:

  1. Evaluate Your Case: We’ll review the details of your accident, your injuries, and any relevant evidence to determine the best course of action for your specific situation. This may include pursuing workers’ compensation benefits, identifying potential third-party claims, or exploring other legal options.

  2. Navigate Workers’ Compensation: Our attorneys can help you file a workers’ compensation claim, ensuring that it is completed accurately and on time. We’ll guide you through the process, handle communications with the insurance company, and advocate for the benefits you deserve.

  3. Identify Third-Party Claims: In some cases, parties other than your employer may be liable for your injuries. We’ll investigate your case to determine if any third parties, such as contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, or property owners, can be held responsible for your accident.

  4. Build a Strong Case: We’ll gather evidence, interview witnesses, consult with experts, and build a strong case to support your claim for compensation. This may involve reconstructing the accident, analyzing medical records, or evaluating the safety practices of the construction site.

  5. Negotiate Settlements: Our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating settlements with insurance companies and responsible parties. We’ll work diligently to reach a fair and just settlement that compensates you for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

  6. Litigate in Court: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, our team is prepared to take your case to trial. We’ll present a compelling case on your behalf, advocating for your rights and fighting for the compensation you deserve.

  7. Provide Support and Guidance: Throughout the process, our attorneys will provide support, answer your questions, and keep you informed about your case’s progress. We understand the challenges you face after a construction accident and are committed to helping you every step of the way.

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in Pennsylvania, don’t hesitate to contact Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan. Our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

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