Philadelphia Injury Lawyers Fighting for Construction Workers and Site Visitors

Helping Men and Women Injured on or Near Construction Sites in Pennsylvania

You can throw a rock and hit at least one construction site or work zone almost anywhere you are in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love requires a lot of upkeep: to the roads, to the historic buildings, and to the open spaces. This means a lot of jobs for our construction workers, as well as other people who find themselves on construction sites and in work zones.

Construction is also a dangerous industry, and people can be seriously injured in industrial spaces and work zones. At Larry Pitt & Associates, we help people who have been hurt while at work, while in the car, or while passing by a construction zone. We have represented the injured in and around Philadelphia for more than 35 years, and you can trust us to do right by you now.

Construction Sites Can be Deadly

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction work is among the most dangerous there is. According to their data, “Out of 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2015, 937 or 21.4% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction.” In fact, they even have a label called the “Fatal Four” – the four types of accidents responsible for more than half of all construction work deaths each year:

In that same year, the Greater Philadelphia area suffered 70 worker deaths, placing us 7th out of the top 10 metro areas for fatal occupational accidents.

Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Employees who sustain injuries while working are entitled to workers’ compensation. Indeed, our firm is well-known for helping employees gain these benefits, and for our work on behalf of Philly’s construction workers in general. But workers’ comp won’t always apply, in which case you might need to file an injury claim instead.

For example, you would file a personal injury lawsuit instead of a workers’ compensation claim if:

  • You are a contractor, and therefore ineligible for workers’ comp.
  • You are visiting a construction site in a supervisory manner, or delivering materials, or work for an outside vendor – in short, when you are not an employee of the construction company.
  • You are passing by a construction site, on your way to someplace else (such as walking to work, or trying to get to another building in the area).
  • You are driving through a construction zone.
  • You are driving through road work.
  • You were injured by a defective machine or tool.

In these cases, a personal injury claim can help you recover any property losses you sustain, cover your medical bills, and help you with the daily costs of living. You may also be eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering. If an injury leaves you unable to work permanently, our team can help you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, as well.

Third-Party Defective Product Claims Arising from Worksite Accidents

Let’s say you’re required to use ladders and scaffolding for your job. You put on your OSHA-mandated helmet, goggles and safety harness, and climb the ladder to the scaffolding. You’re walking along, when suddenly everything shakes, and suddenly you’re falling. The safety harness catches you, but you hit the side of the building with enough force to smash your knee cap, and your head whips back from the impact.

You’re unable to work, so you file for workers’ compensation. An investigation into the accident, however, shows that the scaffolding was defective, and that is why it fell out from under you. In this case, you can file a third-party claim against the manufacturer of the defective scaffolding. The injury lawsuit can allow you to collect for things that workers’ compensation doesn’t, like pain and suffering.

However, if you go this route, you should know that the workers’ comp program can put a lien on your award. Basically, that means if you were already reimbursed for lost wages and medical bills, the carrier can ask for partial reimbursement for what they paid out. These liens don’t cost you any money; you just end up with a smaller payout, because whatever you were awarded for bills and wages – things already covered and paid for by workers’ compensation – can be split between you and the carrier.

Fighting for the Futures of Philadelphia’s Construction Workers

If you were hurt on a construction site, Larry Pitt & Associates are here to help. We’ve been representing construction workers and site visitors for more than 35 years. Please call 1-888-PITT-LAW or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation at one of our office locations. We are proud to serve clients in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.

Testimonials

“They Go Above and Beyond”

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

Terri Delaney

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Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

“Best Worker’s Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania”

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

Ryan Hoffman

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2018-11-16T18:57:03+00:00

Ryan Hoffman

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work.

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

D.R., client

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2018-11-16T16:12:21+00:00

D.R., client

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

“Thank you for being so professional..”

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

Annette P. Walls

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2018-11-16T15:51:00+00:00

Annette P. Walls

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

“I want to thank you for your excellent representation”

"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring.

Also and not forgotten, Luba! She was so patient and attentive to me even when I was hysterical. Ha! Ha!"

Dierdre P.

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Dierdre P.

"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring. Also and not forgotten, Luba! She was so patient and attentive to me even when I was hysterical. Ha! Ha!"

“Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help!”

"Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help! You have always been there and I feel very comfortable with this Firm. It is wonderful people like you that makes me feel so Proud of Larry Pitt & Associates. Once again Thank You!"

John Rodriguez

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2018-11-16T15:49:08+00:00

John Rodriguez

"Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help! You have always been there and I feel very comfortable with this Firm. It is wonderful people like you that makes me feel so Proud of Larry Pitt & Associates. Once again Thank You!"

“I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me.”

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

Jennifer Kitz

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2018-11-16T15:48:34+00:00

Jennifer Kitz

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

“Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships..”

"Peace & blessings to you, sir. With a lot of prayers for you and your family. Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships. Mr. Pitt, I honor ours. Please sir, let’s keep in touch from time to time."

Salin Muhammed

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2018-11-16T15:46:15+00:00

Salin Muhammed

"Peace & blessings to you, sir. With a lot of prayers for you and your family. Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships. Mr. Pitt, I honor ours. Please sir, let’s keep in touch from time to time."

“I was very nervous going into this lawsuit but they made me feel very confident.”

I was very nervous going into this lawsuit but they made me feel very confident. I dealt with the lawyers and Phyllis - they were all great! My phone calls were returned in a timely manner, they were very professional, and they were also very realistic about my case. They settled my case and I am very pleased with the outcome. I would absolutely recommend Larry Pitt and Associates to others!

M.W., Client

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2018-11-16T15:35:54+00:00

M.W., Client

I was very nervous going into this lawsuit but they made me feel very confident. I dealt with the lawyers and Phyllis - they were all great! My phone calls were returned in a timely manner, they were very professional, and they were also very realistic about my case. They settled my case and I am very pleased with the outcome. I would absolutely recommend Larry Pitt and Associates to others!

“I worked with Murphy and was very satisfied with how my case was handled.”

I worked with Murphy and was very satisfied with how my case was handled. They were great! I had an auto accident and was very pleased with the service I received from Larry Pitt and Associates. They are very professional. I am very happy with my settlement and I would definitely recommend this firm to family and friends.

Anonymous, Client

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2018-11-16T15:35:09+00:00

Anonymous, Client

I worked with Murphy and was very satisfied with how my case was handled. They were great! I had an auto accident and was very pleased with the service I received from Larry Pitt and Associates. They are very professional. I am very happy with my settlement and I would definitely recommend this firm to family and friends.
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