Have you or a loved one been injured in a construction site accident in the Philadelphia area? Whether you are a construction worker or a pedestrian passing by a construction site, if you have been hurt you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Construction sites are extremely dangerous environments and all too often accidents occur as a result of another person’s negligence. If you are injured as a result of such negligence, you may be entitled to monetary damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
When you are on a construction site you assume that all safety precautions are being taken, but we know that is not always the case. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 221,000 construction workers employed in Pennsylvania in 2014. During that year there were about 9,100 nonfatal occupational injuries and 40 fatal injuries.
Third party civil suits allow workers to recover costs for their injuries beyond workers compensation when their injuries are the result of another person’s negligence. In addition, individuals who have been injured while passing by a construction site may also be entitled to compensation.
How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
The attorneys at Donaghue & Labrum have been handling serious construction accidents in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties for decades. If you have fallen, been injured by an explosion, fire, or electrical accident, then you need to contact us right away. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. For a free consultation, call us today at (610) 565-9120 or send us a message using the form below.