There are many kinds of workers found within construction sites. The following is only a partial list of the types of jobs involved in construction:
- Concrete finisher
- Heavy equipment operator
Filing for Workers’ Compensation
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system covers almost all workers injured in work-related accidents. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical treatment including prescription medications, lost wages, and compensation for family members after the loss of a loved one when an injury is fatal.
Defective Equipment and Third-Party Claims
Some injuries are caused by defective equipment. Equipment that malfunctions put construction workers at risk for serious harm. When an injury is caused by a defective product, the manufacturer, distributor, or supplier of that product can be held liable depending on the circumstances.
If it can be shown that the tool or piece of equipment was a danger when it left the supplier/manufacturer and that it caused your injury, then you may be able to recover compensation by filing a third-party lawsuit. You must have been using the tool or equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions at the time of the accident.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP Help Injured Construction Workers
If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, contact a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP. Call 215-512-1500 or complete our online form to schedule an initial consultation. Our offices are located in Philadelphia, allowing us to serve Pennsylvania and New Jersey.