What to Know About Construction Accidents

A career in construction comes with its risks. If you have been injured on the job as a construction worker, you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a third-party claim. To learn more about construction site accidents and the steps you should take following your accident, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury firm. We are prepared to work towards the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

What are the most common causes of construction accidents?

There are various reasons for construction accidents to occur. However, construction accidents are frequently caused by the negligence of a supervisor, co-workers, defective equipment, or otherwise. If you have been injured by another party’s negligence, you are likely eligible to recover compensation for your damages.

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

The first step you should take after being injured in a construction accident is to notify your supervisor of your injury. Waiting to notify your supervisor of your accident can drastically impact your future claim. Your supervisor should then call an ambulance and you shook seek immediate medical treatment. It is also important that you document your accident by taking photos of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident. Collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, phone number, and email address. They may be able to corroborate your claim at a later date. Finally, you should retain the services of an experienced attorney who will assist you in recovering compensation by filing a claim.

What is a third-party claim?

Individuals who are injured on the job will often want to sue parties outside of the employer. By filing a third-party claim, you can hold a third-party liability for your injuries. This party may include a negligent equipment designer or manufacture, an independent contractor, the owner of the property, and others. This will allow you to recover compensation without needing to worry about losing your job.

To learn more about filing a third-party claim, give our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury firm a call today. We will walk you through the claims filing process ahead. Contact us to get started with the legal process ahead. We are ready to take on your case today.

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