Working in the construction industry poses risks to workers that are considerably more dangerous than many other professions. Injury accidents and fatalities are significantly higher for those who work in construction even with worker safety being a high priority for regulators.
When construction accidents happen there may be other parties – in addition to an employer – that have a responsibility to an injured worker.
At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we know that job site safety protocols are often sidelined and worker injuries can be the result. Our Erie, Pennsylvania construction accident attorneys help those injured in construction accidents to recover from all parties responsible for their injuries.
Construction accidents typically involve forces that can be very damaging to the human body. From the equipment that is used to the density of materials and the unsecured heights, any number of things can go wrong that leave workers vulnerable to devastating injuries.
An experienced construction accident attorney knows what safety standards should be in place and who is liable when accidents occur.
The construction accident lawyers at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman get injured workers the compensation they are entitled to recover from their employer as well as any other party responsible for their injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for regulating the construction industry to ensure the safety of workers. OSHA focuses on 4 main construction hazards that are responsible for the majority of accidents.
Falls are the most likely type of construction accident to result in fatal injuries followed by being struck by an object. The leading cause of non-fatal injuries is in contact with an object such as construction equipment. The rate of non-fatal injuries in the construction industry is consistently higher than the rates of all other industries combined.
Despite the well-known dangers on construction sites and the regulations designed to minimize the risks, construction sites are frequently cited for safety violations, and accidents resulting in serious injuries continue to occur.
If you were injured in an accident while working on a construction site there may be more than one party responsible for your injuries.
Your employer likely has a workers’ compensation insurance policy that will provide for your medical care and some of your lost income if you are unable to work. The insurance takes the place of your ability to bring a personal injury claim against your employer and does not cover non-economic damages such as pain & suffering.
But there may be other professionals – such as engineers or contractors – who contributed to the circumstances that caused your accident. Since these third parties are not your employer you may be able to make personal injury claims against them and collect damages not available from your employer.
Behind the scenes of several potentially responsible parties are all their insurance companies looking to pay the least amount possible. Knowing how to work with each company to get the most compensation for a client takes years of negotiating experience.
At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we know the hardships our clients face when they are severely injured in construction accidents and are unable to contribute to their families. Our Erie, PA construction accident lawyers have more than 20 years of experience helping clients recover compensation for the damages they sustained because of a construction accident.
We believe in hard work and just rewards. That’s why we work hard to get you the best possible settlement for your claim – and we let you keep more of it. Our fee is only 25% of your recovery.
To schedule a free attorney consultation to find out what we can do for you, call us at 412-391-7610 or contact us here.