Construction Site Accident Attorneys at The Town Law LLC: Championing the Rights of Injured Workers in Philadelphia
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in, with accidents occurring frequently. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, The Town Law LLC is here to help. Our experienced and dedicated construction accident attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and have a proven track record of securing fair compensation for our clients.
Understanding Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites can be hazardous due to their nature. Accidents can happen due to various factors such as:
Falls from heights: These can occur from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or other elevated platforms.
Struck-by-object incidents: Falling, swinging, or misplaced objects can strike workers causing serious injuries.
Machinery accidents: Improper operation or maintenance of heavy machinery can lead to serious accidents.
Trench or building collapses: If the construction site is not properly secured, trenches or structures can collapse, trapping workers.
Electrical accidents: These can happen due to faulty wiring, improper grounding, or contact with power lines.
Exposure to hazardous substances: Workers can be exposed to harmful chemicals or materials like asbestos, leading to serious health issues over time.
Injuries Sustained in Construction Site Accidents
Injuries sustained in construction site accidents can be severe, often leading to permanent disability or even death. Common injuries include:
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Broken or fractured bones
Burns and electrocutions
Hearing or vision loss
Legal Rights of Injured Construction Workers
As a construction worker injured on the job, you have legal rights that can help you secure compensation for your injuries:
Workers’ compensation: Almost all construction workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can cover medical expenses and a portion of lost wages.
Personal injury claim: If your injury was caused by a third party's negligence (such as a contractor, equipment manufacturer, or property owner), you may be able to file a personal injury claim. This can allow you to recover additional compensation beyond what is available through workers’ compensation.
Product liability claim: If your injury was caused by defective machinery or equipment, a product liability claim may be filed against the manufacturer.
Wrongful death claim: If a loved one was killed in a construction accident, close family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
How The Town Law LLC Can Assist You
At The Town Law LLC, our experienced construction accident attorneys can provide the following services:
Case evaluation: We will review the details of your case, explain your legal options, and help you understand the best course of action.
Investigation: We will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, gather evidence, and identify all potential sources of liability and insurance coverage.
Claim preparation: We will prepare and file all necessary claim documents, ensuring they are accurate and submitted within the necessary deadlines.
Negotiation: We will negotiate with insurance companies and at-fault parties on your behalf, striving to secure the maximum compensation possible.
Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court.
Protecting Your Interests and Rights
When you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, you may feel overwhelmed by medical bills, lost wages, and the complexity of the legal system. At The Town Law LLC, our skilled attorneys will be by your side, advocating for your rights and ensuring that your interests are protected throughout the process. We are dedicated to obtaining the compensation you need to recover and rebuild your life.
Frequently Asked Questions About Construction Site Accidents
We understand that you may have questions regarding your construction site accident case. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:
What should I do immediately after a construction site accident? First, ensure you get the necessary medical attention. Report the accident to your supervisor and make sure an accident report is filed. Document the accident scene if you can, collect contact information from any witnesses, and get in touch with a construction accident attorney as soon as possible.
Can I sue my employer? Generally, you cannot sue your employer due to workers' compensation laws. However, if your employer's intentional acts caused your injury, you may be able to bring a lawsuit. Additionally, you may sue third parties whose negligence contributed to the accident.
What if I was partly at fault for the accident? Pennsylvania follows a modified comparative negligence rule, meaning you can still recover damages if you were less than 51% at fault. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
How long do I have to file a claim? The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Pennsylvania is two years from the date of the accident. However, for workers' compensation claims, you must notify your employer of your injury within 120 days.
Contact The Town Law LLC Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident in Philadelphia, don't hesitate to reach out to The Town Law LLC. We understand the intricacies of construction accident law and are committed to fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us today to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you.
Remember, at The Town Law LLC, we're not just your attorneys, we're your advocates. Trust us to stand by you every step of the way. Call us today to start your journey towards justice and recovery.