Philadelphia Construction Accident Attorneys
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Working in the construction industry can be incredibly dangerous. There are a huge amount of possible injuries that can occur when you work around giant machines and debris all day. These dangers mean thousands of construction workers are injured and even killed each year. Unfortunately, these injuries often happen because the safety protocols that construction companies are supposed to follow aren’t followed or don’t exist at all.
Construction workers injured on the job generally come under workers compensation and aren’t able to easily sue their employers, however, third-parties could be liable for the injury that occurred. No matter what the cause of the injury or who may be liable, if you suffer a construction injury you’re entitled to compensation. At Thistle Law, our team of personal injury lawyers we’ve handled hundreds of such cases and will fight to get you what you deserve.
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Who Is Liable For On-Site Injuries
The third-party can be sued to make sure all of your needs are covered and you get the relief you deserve. Certain situations can make these parties liable for construction injuries that happen on the job site. Some of the parties that could be held responsible are architects, owners, equipment manufacturers, and property owners if the safety measures on the site aren’t sufficient. They are all responsible for taking reasonable action to make sure the construction site is safe.
The safety measures these third parties are obliged to follow include things like giving warnings about on-site hazards, checking that safety regulations are followed, and making sure to hire responsible employees. In addition, the companies that make construction equipment must make sure the equipment they manufacture has been thoroughly tested. They can be held responsible for defective equipment.
Construction Injury Liability
While it can be difficult to sue an employer after you’ve suffered an on the job construction injury, a third-party, like the owner of the property, could be responsible for negligence. This is true even if the worker was injured because of their own mistake as workers compensation is available in most states.
Workers compensation can include benefits like weekly payments and compensation for medical expenses. Unfortunately, these benefits often aren’t enough to cover all of a worker’s needs after they’re injured. This is because the weekly payments are based off of the workers earnings and the money for medical bills only covers the care an outside decides was necessary. They also do nothing to hold others responsible or account for the worker’s pain and suffering.
Construction Injury Lawyers
Construction accidents are incredibly dangerous and can cause serious injury, suffering, and death. If you or a loved one suffered from a construction injury, you need a lawyer on your side to fight for your legal interest and help you get the justice you deserve. Don’t let anyone intimidate you into signing away your rights, consult an attorney first.
There are statute of limitations that apply to filing lawsuits for personal injuries. In NJ and PA, you must file your lawsuit within 2 years of the date of the event if you want to be properly compensated. Also, the longer you wait to contact an attorney, the harder it is to build your case.
Do you or a loved one need relief after a construction accident? The experts at Thistle Law have the decades of experience needed to navigate the complex liability rules that can limit payouts. We care for all of our clients with compassion and fight with tenacity to get the compensation they deserve. Call (215) 525-6824 or use our contact page to start your free consultation today.
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