How can workers’ compensation help me after a construction accident?

Workers in construction can be faced with dangerous situations every day while on the job. Although safety regulations are in place, accidents can happen at any time. Whether regulations were not up to par or a random event occurred, construction workers can get seriously injured. This can lead to devastating consequences. Construction workers need to be mobile in order to perform their job. By being injured, they face many difficulties. At our firm, we work with you to ensure that you get the compensation you need for your accident. In Pennsylvania, the Workers’ Compensation Act is in place to help those who have suffered from these kinds of situations. Contact us to learn more about your options and how we can help you toward recovery.

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides injured parties with benefits until they are able to work again. If an individual dies while on the job, workers’ compensation can also provide wrongful death benefits to their spouse and dependent children.

What does workers’ compensation provide me with?

Through workers’ compensation, you may be provided with monetary compensation for lost wages, medical bills and specific loss benefits. It is important that the employee notifies their employer within 120 days from the date of the injury. If an injured worker needs to bring a workers’ compensation lawsuit against the insurance company because they were denied benefits, there is a three-year statute of limitation from the date of the injury.

Our firm has seen construction employees become injured from many different situations. These situations have included ladder and scaffolding accidents, equipment-related accidents, unprotected falls, construction vehicle accidents, roof collapses and falling debris and electrical accidents. This has given us the experience to handle a variety of cases.

What if a third party was involved?

Some construction site accidents have been due to the involvement of a third party. If you believe you have been injured due to a third party, it is necessary to prove negligence on their part. In order to do so, you should acquire the help of our legal team to help you build a case. Negligence can include faulty safety equipment, careless actions from the landowner and more. Cases like these may lead to more damages being recovered by the injured party.

Injuries from construction accidents can be devastating. Most victims do not see these accidents coming. Since these cases can greatly affect your livelihood, we want to assist you in getting what you deserve.

Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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