Construction Site Accident Lawyers Erie, Pennsylvania
Skilled Lawyers Go to Battle for Clients Injured in Construction Site Accidents in Erie County, PA
A construction site is a veritable minefield of dangers that can cause serious injuries both to construction workers and others who may be present on the construction site. In fact, construction-related accidents and injuries are more prevalent than in any other United States industry. This is why the federal government has developed such a detailed set of safety regulations that should be followed closely in order to prevent construction site accidents and injuries. Despite this, construction companies and other interested parties may be more concerned with making profits than ensuring the safety of those present on the construction site, and are often financially motivated to disregard important safety regulations.
Claims to recover compensation for construction site accidents can be particularly complex because large construction sites typically involve many different companies working together to finish the end product. Any one or more of these companies could have been responsible for the circumstances that caused the accident. Our Erie, PA construction site accident lawyers have the expertise necessary to explore every possible avenue to recovering compensation that fully accounts for the expenses related to your injuries. Call our offices today to schedule a free initial consultation to tell us what happened in your case so that we can begin formulating a strategy to secure the maximum compensation available in your case.
Dangers Inherent to Construction Sites Cause Often-Preventable Accidents and Injuries
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous, and construction site accidents that result in devastating injuries can easily occur when accepted safety standards developed by OSHA and other regulatory entities are not carefully followed. Common types of construction site accidents include:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Slip and fall accidents, which can cause injuries that are magnified by dangerous objects in the vicinity
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals or toxins
- Falling from other equipment, platforms, or ladders
- Crush injuries sustained through contact with construction vehicles
- Electrocution caused by exposure to unsafe electrical wiring and other electrical equipment
- Being struck by a heavy and improperly secured falling object
Regardless of the type of construction site accident in which you were injured, our dedicated team of lawyers can explore every alternative to recovering compensation in your case. Importantly, we have the resources necessary to simultaneously pursue claims against a number of potentially responsible parties in your case to make sure all negligent parties are held financially accountable for their actions so that you are fairly compensated.
Injury Lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Work Tirelessly to Secure Full Compensation for
Construction Site Accident Victims in Erie and Western PA
Securing full and fair compensation after a construction site accident will initially require an in-depth investigation in order to determine the actual cause of the accident. At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., we have the resources and skills necessary to successfully conduct these detailed investigations and will fight to recover compensation based upon one of several legal theories, including:
- Negligence. Many personal injury lawsuits are premised upon a negligence theory of liability, which requires establishing that the responsible party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care and that the breach caused your injuries and damages.
- Workers’ compensation. In workplace injury lawsuits, if your employer was the responsible party, our lawyers can help you pursue a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Because workers’ compensation benefits are often woefully insufficient to compensate for your actual expenses, we will also investigate to determine whether some other party’s actions contributed to the accident, and can also be held financially responsible.
- Product liability law. Manufacturers have a legal duty to make sure that their products are reasonably safe for their intended use, and also must warn of any dangers that the product may pose. If your injuries were caused by a defective product within the construction site, that manufacturer (or a designer or other responsible party) may be held financially accountable.
- Wrongful death. If you lost a loved one in a construction site accident caused by another party’s negligence or a defective product, we will fight to win compensation via a wrongful death case against the responsible party or parties.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Pennsylvania Lawyers to Discuss Your Construction Accident Injuries Today
To begin the process of investigating to identify the responsible parties in your construction site accident case, call our offices or fill out this online form, to schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyers. We represent clients in Erie and throughout Western Pennsylvania and are ready to put our skills to work in developing a comprehensive recovery strategy in your case today. For your convenience, we have three office locations located at 2525 W.26th St., Erie, PA 16506, 310 Chestnut St., Suite 111, Meadville, PA 16335 (in the Masonic Building) and 68 East Main Street, North East, PA 16428.
FAQ: How do I go about filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after a construction site accident?
Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws require that you notify your employer or supervisor of the injury and that you receive treatment with an approved medical professional. The workers’ compensation claim form itself must be filed within 120 days after the injury, and our lawyers can help you complete the required forms.
FAQ: What happens after I retain a lawyer to recover compensation for my construction site accident?
After hearing your account of the accident, our lawyers will first conduct a thorough investigation of your case to determine the cause of the accident, which will help us determine how to proceed in recovering compensation. This may involve filing an insurance claim or workers’ compensation claim, and putting together a demand for compensation to present to the at-fault parties and the insurance companies. In most cases, negotiations will then proceed in order to reach a full settlement agreement. We will use the evidence of liability that we have uncovered in your case as leverage in reaching an acceptable offer. If the at-fault party refuses to provide a fair offer, we will prepare your case for trial and argue on your behalf to reach the best possible outcome in your case.