Hazleton Construction Accidents Lawyer
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous workplaces. When men (and/or women) work in close proximity to moving, heavy tools, equipment and materials, accidents sometimes occur.
The construction industry has moved toward more, and improved, safety practices over many decades. Our federal government includes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a department of the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA is charged with promoting safe practices for workers engaged in construction. In spite of these efforts, and in spite of many safety mechanisms in place, it is still common to hear of construction accidents such as:
- Ladder falls
- Scaffolding collapses
- Power tool injuries
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Crane accidents
- Falling object accidents
- Trip-and-fall accidents involving debris on pathways
Injuries occurring at construction sites include broken bones, burn injuries, amputation injuries, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and head injuries. An injured construction worker’s injuries are typically covered by workers’ compensation insurance. However, it can be difficult to deal with the red tape, delays and voluminous paperwork associated with workers’ compensation claims. Our law firm advises and assists injured construction workers and family members who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents at construction job sites, including road construction zones.
In addition to workers’ compensation, there may be other sources of compensation for injured construction workers. Specifically, if a third party (not the worker, not the employer) was responsible for the injury in some way, a third-party liability claim or lawsuit may bring much-needed financial relief.
Are You an Injured Pennsylvania Construction Worker? Attorneys at Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, Offer Free Consultations
Beware of trying to deal with your employer’s human resources department or with an insurance company on your own after a serious accident. When the stakes are high, many injured workers realize the value of working with an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer such as John Gallagher. His 20 years of experience in personal injury litigation in state and federal courts of Pennsylvania are a great asset to our clients. His skill negotiating with insurers has helped many of our clients make sizable recoveries.
Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC’s Hazleton construction accidents attorneys offer free case evaluations. Email us or call us at 570-861-5905. Our clients often reside in Luzerne, Schuylkill, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Monroe, Montour and surrounding counties.