Construction Accidents in Pennsylvania | What to Know

There is nothing worse than being injured on the job, especially if you are a construction worker, as few members of the workforce truly work harder and put more on the line than construction workers. Unfortunately, construction sites can quickly become unsafe when negligence is present, and if you are someone who has recently been injured due to no fault of your own, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your injuries. Please continue reading and speak with our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about construction accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of construction accidents?

Construction accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, as you may know, however, they are frequently the result of negligence, either on the part of your supervisor, another co-worker, defective equipment, or otherwise. That being said, the bottom line is that if you’ve been injured as a result of another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.

What should I do after being injured in a construction accident?

If you are injured in a construction accident, the first thing you should do is notify your supervisor of your injury. If you wait to notify your supervisor, it may drastically affect your future claim. Once you notify your supervisor of the injury, he or she should call an ambulance. As you await the ambulance’s arrival, ensure you take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident and that you ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name and phone number so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. Finally, you should ensure that once you are treated in a hospital, you must retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney.

What is a third-party claim?

When someone is injured on the job, they often look to sue parties outside of their employer. In a third-party claim, our firm will seek to hold a third party liable for your injuries, such as a negligent equipment designer/manufacturer, an independent contractor, the owner of the actual property you were working on, and more. By doing so, we can help you recover the compensation you need without having to worry about losing your job after suing your employer. If you have any further questions about construction accident claims in Pennsylvania, simply give us a call today. We are always here to help.

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