Unsafe construction sites, ladder falls, scaffolding falls, trench collapse , and accidents caused by heavy equipment or defective tools often result in catastrophic injuries. Workers’s compensation laws generally apply to construction accidents; however, there are cases when the worker can also obtain economic recovery from other parties who may be deemed liable. You may be entitled to a personal injury claim against a third party, such as the general contractor, if you work for a subcontractor, if the accident was caused by an unsafe worksite, poorly maintained premises, or if defective equipment was to blame.
There are special laws in place to protect the health and safety of construction workers. If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, contact the attorneys at Pfeiffer Bruno to schedule your free consultation. You deserve to know your rights to benefits and any compensation owed to you under the law. Contact us today in PA at 610-258-4003 and in NJ at 908-454-7100 or email us.