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Philadelphia Attorneys Specializing in Construction, Scaffolding, Electrical, and Crane Accidents

People who work at construction sites are often exposed to risky situations. Construction workers are involved in one out of five workplace fatalities in the United States alone. Additionally, many more are injured each year. These types of accidents typically occur when safety engineers implement site safety programs, which are required components of construction projects, that are poor, incomplete, negligently designed, or simply not enacted.

 
That said, regardless of what caused such an accident, when a construction worker is injured on the job in the Philadelphia area, they’re often entitled to compensation. An experienced construction accident lawyer in Philadelphia can work with the injured party to ensure they get the money they deserve.

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In most cases, construction workers may not sue their employers if they were injured on the job. That doesn’t mean a third-party can’t be sued for negligence. It’s also worth noting that even construction workers who may have been injured as a result of their own carelessness can still be entitled to some compensation, thanks to the Workers Compensation Act (WCA). An injured worker will typically be awarded benefits like weekly payments and medical expenses.

Unfortunately, rarely do workers compensation benefits cover the pain and suffering that result from a workplace injury. Weekly payments typically represent a percentage of the employee’s weekly earnings. Calculating them also involves factoring in the severity of the disability, whether it’s a temporary total disability or a permanent partial disability. Additionally, only treatments which are deemed necessary and directly related to the injury are covered by this compensation. To determine what you’d be entitled to after an injury on the job, discuss your case with a Philadelphia construction accident attorney.

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Serious injury cases are not just business for us – they’re personal. When we take on a new client, we adopt them as part of our family, and we fight for them in every way possible.

That has been our motivating force in capturing hundreds of millions of dollars for clients we have represented during the past 40-plus years. It is also the reason we aspire to be the best personal injury firm in the country.

Third Party Liability in Construction Accidents

Again, there are circumstances in which it’s possible to assign liability for a construction site accident to a third-party. That’s why it’s so essential to contact an experienced construction accident lawyer in Philadelphia. The architects, contractors, owners, and equipment manufacturers may be found liable if the accident resulted from improper safety measures or from any other form of negligence. Both general contractors and subcontractors have a responsibility to provide necessary safety provisions and ensure a work site is safe for all employees.

Their obligations include:

  • Warning about any and all potential hazards on the site
  • Hiring employees who exercise caution
  • Coordinating job safety
  • Ensuring all safety specifications have been followed.

 

Equipment manufacturers also have a responsibility, as they must design and maintain safe products for construction work. It’s not uncommon for a construction accident to result from a defective or dangerous product. In circumstances like these, an experienced Philadelphia construction accident attorney can be essential. Manufacturers may be found liable if a problem with their equipment results in an accident. To further understand third-party liability, speak with a Philadelphia construction accident lawyer.

Equipment used on a construction site may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • harnesses
  • lanyards
  • anchorage points
  • scaffolding
  • power tools
  • hoists
  • derricks
  • cranes
  • conveyors
  • woodworking tools
  • ladders
  • winches
  • trucks
  • graters
  • scrapers
  • tractors
  • bulldozers
  • forklifts
  • back hoes
  • heavy equipment
  • boilers
  • pressure vessels
  • gas detectors
  • other types of construction equipment

Hiring a Philadelphia Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia construction accident lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP can help. Call us at 1-800-624-8888 or submit a free online case evaluation at InjuryLawyer.com.

The consultation with a construction accident lawyer in Philadelphia is FREE of charge. If our team of Philadelphia construction accident attorneys decides to take on your case, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means we won’t charge you any legal fees unless we are able to successfully secure compensation for you.

It’s important to know that you may need to file your lawsuit by an expiration date, known as the Statute of Limitations. If you think you have a case, contact a Philadelphia construction accident attorney at our firm right away to avoid foregoing your right to damages and additional financial benefits.

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What Our Clients Say

“The Rothenberg Law Firm was very attentive when I made the initial contact with them regarding my personal injury claim. They were very clear in explaining to me the process including both the pros and cons of a case. Their lawyer’s mastery of this field of law is evident and they are backed by a firm that has many years of experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to anyone in need of help for personal injury issues and beyond.”

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"The Rothenberg Law Firm explained all aspect of the case and laws in NY and NJ so I was able to understand exactly what was needed and what can happen. I had complete confidence in them. Their lawyers are very smart, quick, and sympathetic to my loss."

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