Construction Site Injuries Attorneys

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Construction Site Injuries

Construction is consistently ranked one of the most dangerous occupations in which a person may be employed.  Individuals employed in the construction industry are often exposed to hazards and dangerous conditions more so than in other industries.  It is why safety regulations are in place on every construction site to avoid injuries and protect everyone involved.  The unfortunate truth, however, is that construction site accidents do occur when applicable safety regulations are disregarded, which can result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. If you have been injured on a construction site, it is important to work with a team of experienced lawyers who understand the construction industry and have represented many injured construction workers successfully. At Friedman Schuman, we have over 40 years of experience representing clients who have been injured in construction accidents. The attorneys at our firm are diligent in taking an aggressive, thorough approach to investigating and building your case to maximize your chances for a successful outcome. If you were injured in a construction accident and need quality legal guidance, contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

  • Ladder and scaffolding accidents
  • Equipment-related accidents
  • Unguarded/unprotected falls
  • Construction vehicle accidents
  • Roof collapses and falling debris
  • Electrical accidents

Workers’ compensation

When an individual is injured on the job, they may be covered under Workers’ Compensation laws. This Act provides benefits to the injured party until he or she is able to work again. If a person dies while working, workers’ compensation can also provide wrongful death benefits to the decedent’s spouse, as well as any dependent children. Most employees are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in the event of a qualified incident. Typically, employees working on construction sites are covered under their state’s laws.

If an employee is injured on the job, it is critical that the employee notifies his or her employer of the injury within 120 days from the date of injury. However, if an injured worker needs to bring a workers’ compensation lawsuit against the insurance company because they were denied benefits, there is a 3-year statute of limitations from the date of the injury. Some of the benefits that an individual may be entitled to in a successful workers’ compensation case include:

  • Lost wages
  • Specific loss benefits
  • Medical care (hospital treatment, medicine, etc.)

Third-party lawsuits

In some cases, a construction site accident is caused by the negligence of a third party. Like most personal injury cases, it is on the shoulders of the victim to prove negligence. If a party is injured on a construction site because of a third party’s negligence, including faulty safety equipment or careless actions from the landowner, a person may be able to recover damages.

Contact our experienced construction accident attorneys

Sustaining an injury on a construction site can be devastating to an individual and his or her family. Our firm understands the serious repercussions of not being able to work. If you require legal representation after you or a loved one was injured in a construction site accident, the attorneys at Friedman Schuman are here to help. Contact our firm today for strong legal representation.

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Robert H. Nemeroff, Esq., of Friedman Schuman, P.C., recently settled Wrongful Death/Survival actions for a 27-year-old male who died when his motorcycle was struck from behind by a motor vehicle

$9.4 million for a mother and three children catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident as they exited an Exxon gas station.

$9.2 million in Philadelphia for union plasterers on a construction site during the conversion of The Sterling at 18th and JFK Boulevard.

$3.4 million in Philadelphia for a union laborer who was injured on a construction site during the conversion of the City Hall Annex to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.

$850,000 for a vending machine installer injured on the job.

$800,000 for independent tractor-trailer operator who was run over as a pedestrian at the Philadelphia Marine Terminal.

$720,000 for a union glazer who permanently injured his leg in a work site accident during the construction of the new International Terminal at Philadelphia International Airport.

$470,000 for a union painter who sustained permanent injuries to his shoulder as a result of a fall-down accident on a job site.

Negotiated a $3.6 million settlement for a union laborer who was injured on a construction site.

$1,240,000 for a construction worker who sustained life-altering injuries to his right foot and ankle when a co-worker knocked him off of the roof of a residential home being constructed.

$662,000 for an 85 year old man who sustained a fractured skull and severe brain injury, ultimately leading to his demise, as a result of slipping and falling on black ice in the parking lot of a retirement community.

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