If you are a construction worker who has been injured while on the job anywhere in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you are eligible to receive benefits through workers’ compensation—which, by state law, your employer is obligated to provide you. Our Pennsylvania and New Jersey construction accident lawyers at John M. Kenney, P.C., can help you file your claim and make sure that you receive the maximum compensation for injury and recovery costs.
Common Causes of Injuries at a Construction Site:
- Mechanical Hazards
- Nail Gun Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Exposure to Toxic Substances
- Crane Accidents
- Dangerous and Defective Work Tools, Such as Machinery and Large Trucks or Tractors
- Cutting Accidents
- Welding Accidents
The injuries sustained in a construction site accident can be permanent—even fatal. Back injuries, severed limbs, severe burns, and disfigurements can take years to recover from and multiple surgeries may be required. A construction worker who is severely injured on the job will have to take time off from work (perhaps permanently) to recover.
This is why you want to make sure that your medical bills and lost wages are covered. It is also important that you receive the maximum percentage of your salary allowed under the workers’ compensation laws in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. This will be especially important if you are the primary source of financial support for your family.
Filing A Third-Party Personal Injury Claim
While having workers’ compensation prevents you from suing your employer for personal injury, there may be other parties that can be held liable for your injuries. In addition to helping you obtain your workers’ compensation benefits, we can also file a personal injury claim for you to ensure that other liable parties who are not your employer are held civilly accountable for your construction accident injury.
Also, you don’t have to be a construction worker to sustain injuries at a construction site. For example, if a person is walking down the street and is hit on the head by a brick from a building that is under construction, he or she may be able to file a personal injury claim against the construction company.
If you are someone whose husband, wife, son, or daughter was killed in a construction accident, you may be eligible for death benefits provided by the employer’s workers’ compensation coverage. Or, you may be able to file for compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against any liable third parties.
For more than 27 years, Attorney John M. Kenney has provided quality and aggressive legal representation to all of his legal clients. Mr. Kenney is known for getting the job done. Please call John M. Kenney, P.C. at (215) 547-3031 or contact us online. Our law offices are conveniently located in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.