Construction workers put their personal safety on the line every day they go to work. A defective scaffold, a dangerous machine or any type of negligence can result in catastrophic injury or wrongful death.
At McCarthy Weisberg Cummings in Harrisburg, our lawyers have more than four decades of combined experience representing construction workers and their families throughout Pennsylvania. If you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, emotional distress, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Common claims include exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma.
Beyond Workers’ Compensation
If you are injured while working on a construction site in Pennsylvania, you are entitled toenefits from workers’ compensation regardless of fault. However, workers’ compensation benefits are limited and your family can suffer financially if you are unable to return to work fairly quickly.
In exchange for providing workers’ compensation, employers are generally protected from employee lawsuits for on-the-job injuries, except in cases of extreme negligence. However, many other parties may not be protected. If you are injured due to the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may have a right to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Examples of other parties who may be responsible for your injuries include:
- Scaffold injuries: The company that manufactured or installed the scaffold may be responsible.
- Ladder injuries: The manufacturer may be responsible.
- Equipment injuries: The manufacturer of nailers, conveyer belts and other equipment may be responsible for defects or unsafe design.
- Auto accident injuries: The other driver may be responsible.
- Injuries caused by dangerous property conditions: The owner of the work site may be responsible.
- Building collapse injuries: The property owner or whoever caused the collapse may be responsible.
Contingency fee representation: Typically, our lawyers handle construction accident cases on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Consult with an Injury Attorney
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our construction accident attorneys, call 717-238-5707 or contact us online. We represent clients in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding cities, including Carlisle.