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If I'm injured while working on a construction site, can I get more than just Workers' Compensation?


A: If you were injured while working on a construction site, you could receive more than just Workers' Compensation if another party is also at fault. 

As a result of receiving Workers' Compensation after a worksite injury, you lose your right to claim additional damages against your employer, but if it can be proven that the negligence of a third party caused your injuries, you could also file a personal injury claim against them for damages.

Potential third parties that may be held liable after a construction site accident include the following:

  • product manufacturers;
  • property owners; and
  • other contractors and subcontractors working at the construction site.  

Certainly, there can be dangerous conditions at any construction site. Each year, thousands of workers sustain injuries at construction sites, which leads to hefty medical bills, property damage and lost wages.

If you are one of those thousands, and you think a third party contributed to your injuries, you should speak with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney to discuss your eligibility for filing a third-party personal injury claim.

Causes of Construction Site Injuries

Construction site injuries can result from:

  • defective equipment;
  • falling debris or machinery;
  • chemical burns;
  • falls from scaffolding;
  • excavation accidents; and
  • electrical malfunctions. 

Although there are laws in place to protect construction workers, a totally safe workplace is not possible to create, and Workers' Compensation funds don't always cover the entire expenses related to a serious construction accident.

The injuries related to construction accidents can be life-altering, requiring surgery, hospitalization and extensive rehabilitation. To alleviate your financial suffering, a Philadelphia personal injury attorney may be able to determine additional parties responsible for your accident, even if you are already receiving Workers' Compensation benefits.

Help After a Philadelphia Construction Accident

If you have been severely injured in a Philadelphia construction accident, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia personal injury attorney at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a no-cost, no-obligation consultation on your case - 877-944-8396.

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