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Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyer

In recent years, Philadelphia has grown due to an influx of new jobs in the city. In particular, more and more young professionals are choosing to relocate to the city. That dream would not be possible, however, without construction workers consistently building and improving our city. Many take for granted that it’s dangerous work.

Whether it is climbing ladders, scaling, scaffolding, or using heavy machinery, construction workers put themselves at risk of injury daily. When an accident occurs, it can have severe consequences resulting in broken bones, brain injuriesspinal cord injuries, amputations, permanent disabilities or even wrongful death. In 2016, out of 4,693 worker fatalities in the private industry, over one out of five (21.1%) were in construction.

If you have been injured on a job site in Pennsylvania, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Determining how much workers’ comp will cover can be complicated. It is important to remember, there are other options for recovery including third party worksite negligence. Before speaking to the insurance company, contact us or give us a call at (800) 215-7211 to tell us about what happened.

Types of Accidents & Injuries the Construction Accident Attorneys at TopDog Law Handle:

Pennsylvania labor laws and regulations are designed to make construction sites safe for workers. Unfortunately, this work is dangerous and accidents happen. Far too often, the chance of an accident is dramatically increased, however, by factors out of your control like unsafe job sites, unsafe practices, and neglecting to address safety concerns.

In addition to workers’ comp, you may be able to receive additional monetary damages if you suffered one of the following construction accident injuries:

  • Falls
  • Defective Machinery
  • Crane Accidents
  • Falling Objects
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Electrical Accidents
  • Nail Gun Accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances or gas

 

What is Workers’ Compensation? What Will Workers Comp Cover? Will it be Enough?

Workers’ Compensation is a system that was designed to benefit both employees and employers. Employees injured on the job receive payment to cover the medical bills and lost wages as a result of their injury. Employers, on the other hand, are protected from direct lawsuits by employees. The system was designed to function flawlessly. A worker gets injured on a job site, reports the accident, and receives benefits while he is recovering from the injury.

The problem – insurance companies are out to make money at the expense of workers. In recent years, studies show that insurance companies deny over 46% of all individual workers comp claims.

The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act is supposed to cover your medical expenses and lost wages whether or not the accident was your fault, whether or not you had a pre-existing condition and whether or not you reported it to your employer. That is why it is crucial to contact a lawyer if your employer tells you that your claim is being denied because the injury was your fault or you failed to report a pre-existing condition.

Even if Workers’ Comp does cover the accident, you will not be compensated for non-economic damage like pain and distress. After a serious accident, these can be just as traumatic as any physical injury. Most people make the mistake of thinking the only way they can recover from their accident is through Workers’ Compensation. Importantly, there may be third parties like the property owner, general contractors, sub-contractors, architects, or others that can be held liable for your accident. Workers’ Compensation is not your only remedy.

What is Workers’ Compensation? What Will Workers Comp Cover? Will it be Enough?

 Workers’ Compensation is a system that was designed to benefit both employees and employers. Employees injured on the job receive payment to cover the medical bills and lost wages as a result of their injury. Employers, on the other hand, are protected from direct lawsuits by employees. The system was designed to function flawlessly. A worker gets injured on a job site, reports the accident, and receives benefits while he is recovering from the injury.

The problem – insurance companies are out to make money at the expense of workers. In recent years, studies show that insurance companies deny over 46% of all individual workers comp claims.

The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act is supposed to cover your medical expenses and lost wages whether or not the accident was your fault, whether or not you had a pre-existing condition and whether or not you reported it to your employer. That is why it is crucial to contact a lawyer if your employer tells you that your claim is being denied because the injury was your fault or you failed to report a pre-existing condition.

Even if Workers’ Comp does cover the accident, you will not be compensated for non-economic damage like pain and distress. After a serious accident, these can be just as traumatic as any physical injury. Most people make the mistake of thinking the only way they can recover from their accident is through Workers’ Compensation. Importantly, there may be third parties like the property owner, general contractors, sub-contractors, architects, or others that can be held liable for your accident. Workers’ Compensation is not your only remedy.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire the Philadelphia Construction Accident Attorneys at TopDog Law?

The short answer is nothing. Our construction accident attorneys work on a contingency basis meaning they do not get paid unless you get paid. Therefore, we have every incentive to ensure that you get the most compensation possible for your injury. CALL (800) 215-7211 and tell us your story today.

Construction Accident Lawyers Near Me

TopDog Law services all 67 counties in Pennsylvania and has easy-to-access offices across the Philadelphia region. We also pride ourselves in being a text message away. Our lawyers routinely travel to meet clients in their home or close to their home. Do not hesitate to reach out if you are unable to travel to one of our locations.