- Were you injured while working on a construction site?
- Did you suffer an injury while passing by or visiting a construction site?
- Did your employer violate federal rules and regulations that resulted in your injury?
Construction accidents are unfortunately common, making the construction industry one of the most dangerous workplaces in the United States. Contractors, sub-contractors, workers, and even pedestrians passing by can all suffer serious and lifelong injuries as a result of negligence on construction sites.
At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our construction accident attorneys know how to handle cases involving construction site injuries. These complex accident cases typically involve either workers’ compensation claims or personal injury lawsuits. In many cases, multiple parties share the blame for these accidents and for the injuries suffered. Our lawyers can help you navigate the claims process easier by taking the legal burdens off your shoulders. This way, you can focus on what truly matters most—your recovery.
Why Choose Our Construction Accident Law Firm?
Our construction lawyers know the detailed federal and state regulations specific to construction accident claims. We know how to help injured workers through the workers’ compensation process while protecting their rights to file third-party claims. We can also help pedestrians, cyclists, and other visitors whom a negligent construction company injured.
Our personal injury lawyers work tirelessly to build a case to collect maximum compensation after a serious construction accident. We know that there are a number of complex liability issues to address before you can obtain the money you need to pay for medical expenses, long-term care, and pain and suffering.
For decades, the construction accident lawyers at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, have helped injured construction workers, individuals, and families through some of their darkest times. While we are a large national law firm with offices around the country, we offer personalized one-on-one support for all our injured clients. That is why so many injured accident victims choose us to represent them.
If you suffered an injury in a construction accident, our lawyers can help. Call us today to begin exploring all your legal options. We can meet with you virtually at this time or in person at one of our many offices and locations. We offer a free initial consultation, so we can learn more about you and your accident.
Types of Construction Accident Claims and Lawsuits
If you suffered an injury on a construction site, you deserve compensation for your injuries and for the suffering you endured. Depending on the nature of your accident, the law can allow you to pursue one or more of the following legal claims.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you are a construction worker, workers’ compensation laws protect you. These laws also protect your employer from liability. When you suffer an injury, you can collect medical benefits and a portion of your lost wages through workers’ compensation insurance without proving liability or negligence. Even if you are to blame for your construction accident, you can still collect these benefits.
You can file a workers’ compensation claim in conjunction with a third-party claim. You can also file a workers’ compensation claim without fear of retaliation or loss of your job. If you have concerns about your claim or feel any pressure to return to work too soon, we can help. Our construction accident injury law firm can help protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly during the workers’ compensation claims process.
Third-Party Personal Injury Claims
In a personal injury lawsuit, you must prove negligence and fight to obtain compensation. This can take time and requires the skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
In construction accidents, construction workers may file a personal injury claim or third-party claim against any other entity other than their employer. Under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations, general contractors and sub-contractors must provide reasonably safe working environments for their employees. A subcontractor who suffered an injury on a job site might file a third-party claim against the general contractor if their negligence caused the accident.
Passing pedestrians, visitors to the job site, cyclists, and neighborhood residents can also file personal injury claims if they suffer an injury because of negligence. Falling debris, fires, and explosions are just some ways individuals can suffer injury near a construction site.
Our attorneys can help you file a third-party claim or personal injury claim against a subcontractor or a construction entity that caused you harm.
Product Liability Claims
If you suffered an injury because of a defective product, machinery, or other faulty construction equipment, you may file a claim against the manufacturer or any party in the chain of distribution. Faulty and defective construction equipment can lead to serious and often fatal accidents. Product liability claims are very different from personal injury claims. As such, you need a law firm that understands these differences and can achieve successful results holding negligent manufacturers accountable.
Wrongful Death Claims
If you lost a loved one in a construction accident, you and your family may file a wrongful death claim to recover damages. While no amount of compensation could ever replace the loss you endured, you and your family should not have to struggle financially because of someone else’s negligence. Our construction accident attorneys offer compassionate legal support every step of the way.
Who Is to Blame After a Construction Accident?
After a serious construction accident, multiple parties can share the blame. Even worse, each one of these entities may deny responsibility, while pointing the blame elsewhere. That is why our construction accident attorneys take the time to investigate each accident carefully. We know that a thorough investigation of medical records, the construction site, and eyewitnesses can often yield valuable evidence. This evidence helps us identify who is responsible for your accident and your injuries.
- Construction site owners
- General contractors
- Manufacturers of faulty or defective equipment
- Other employees
If you believe that a dangerous work environment caused your construction accident, you can file a complaint with OSHA. You have rights as a construction site worker, including the right to ask OSHA to inspect the workplace. You can file this complaint without fear of retaliation or demotion. If you believe your employer retaliated against you after you filed an OSHA complaint or workers’ compensation claim, our law firm can help.
What Are the Common Causes of Construction Accidents?
Construction accidents occur for many reasons. Failure to adhere to proper training, safety regulations, and poor policies can result in serious injury and harm.
Some leading causes of construction accidents across the country include:
- Poor training
- Improper safety precautions
- Negligent oversight
- Falling over material or debris left in a hazardous location
- Falling from a ladder or unsafe scaffolding
- Being struck by falling debris, equipment, tools, or material
- Electrocution from exposed wires
- Being stuck by moving construction equipment or vehicles
- Improper handling or storage of hazardous materials
- Crane accidents
- Equipment malfunctions or injuries simply caused by the use of dangerous equipment (nail guns, etc.).
- Compressed gases
- Mechanical hazards
- Fires and explosions
- Misuse of tools
Our construction accident attorneys know that the construction industry is inherently dangerous. But we also know that relaxed attitudes towards safety on many sites, coupled with rushed construction schedules cause serious and fatal accidents.
We Help Injured Construction Accident Victims Like You
When you suffer an injury on a construction site, you need a law firm on your side that knows how to help injured accident victims. Our construction accident attorneys know that no two injuries are ever the same. That is why we take a personalized approach to every single case we take. From the beginning, we work with your medical team and experts to determine how your injuries will affect your life, your job, and your future. We then use this knowledge and evidence to seek the maximum compensation and benefits for you.
Our injury lawyers have successfully represented construction accident victims who suffered injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Electrocution injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Disfigurement and amputation
Our construction accident law firm works hard to make sure you have the money you need to recover. If a full recovery is not an option, we can help you collect long-term benefits, as well as compensation for your disabilities.
What Can a Construction Accident Attorney Do For You?
Construction accidents are complex. When you suffer an injury on a construction site, your legal options are not always immediately clear. Are you able to file a workers’ compensation claim? Or should you file a third-party lawsuit? What about a product liability lawsuit? For this reason, it is important to choose an injury law firm with experience handling all of these types of cases.
At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have the resources needed to tackle these complex construction cases from the start. We will investigate your accident to uncover all causes and ensure that you receive the compensation and benefits you deserve.
Your time is better spent focusing on your recovery and on getting your life back on track. While you attend therapy appointments and treatment sessions, our attorneys will explore all possible avenues for compensation and determine the best course of action. From the initial investigation to trial, you can rest assured knowing you have a team of skilled attorneys in your corner fighting for you.
Contact Our Construction Accident Attorneys Today!
If you were injured in a construction-related accident, time is critical. As construction projects move forward, critical evidence is removed, or inadvertently covered over. Reconstruction of the scene becomes increasingly difficult.
At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have the resources to reconstruct a construction accident and determine exactly who was at fault. If there is more than one avenue to pursue towards a larger settlement, we will most certainly find it. Contact our construction accident lawyers today to discuss your case. There is no cost for your initial consultation. Simply call our law firm or fill out the contact form for more information.
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