Construction accidents occur for various reasons including the following:
- access areas not maintained
- building collapse
- caught-in/between accidents
- crane accidents
- defective equipment/machinery
- exposed power or electrical lines
- exposure to hazardous material/chemicals
- failure to enforce workplace safety
- forklift accidents
- inadequate supervision
- scaffolding accidents
- struck by an object
- unsafe working conditions
- vehicle accidents
What If Someone Else Was Responsible For My Injury?
In most cases, you do not have the right to sue your employer, except in cases of extreme negligence. However, if your injury was caused by the negligence of someone who does not work for your employer, you may have the right to collect additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. These are known as
third-party claims. Examples of third parties include:
- Other contractors working on the same job site
- Property owners
- Manufacturers of dangerous or defective equipment
Our Philadelphia construction accident lawyers will evaluate your injury case for third-party claims.
Contact the Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP, are ready and available to answer any question you may have about your right to receive compensation after a construction accident. Contact us online or call us today at 215-512-1500.