Workers’ Compensation for Construction Workers
Construction is One of Pennsylvania’s Toughest Industries
Construction workers are some of the most dedicated workers in Pennsylvania. They have to be: their industry is one of the most dangerous there is. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration labels construction a “high hazard” industry, which means there are plenty of opportunities for a worker to get hurt, even under the best of circumstances.
At Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C., our workers’ compensation lawyers have been protecting the rights of construction workers for 40 years. We have worked hand-in-hand with unions across the state to ensure that injured workers are well-taken care of after an accident, and have helped countless families by securing the benefits that those employees needed in order to protect themselves. If you have been hurt in a worksite injury, our team is ready to help you recover.
The Dangers of Working Construction
OSHA tells us that most construction worker fatalities are the result of four scenarios: falls, struck-by, caught-in/between and electrocutions. These might be the most deadly, but they are certainly not the only ways a construction worker can be injured. Larry Pitt & Associates represents injured Philadelphia construction workers who were in any of these four scenarios, as well as those injured in:
- Accidents caused by falling objects
- Accidents resulting from poor or inadequate training and/or supervision
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Power tool accidents
- Scenarios involving defective or inadequate safety equipment
- Slips and trips around a worksite
- Speeding drivers while the employee was working on the site of the road
- Workspaces where toxic chemical exposure was either known or unknown
- Wrecking ball accidents
From construction to demolition, from building bridges to paving roads, from toxic exposure to road work hazards – however, you were hurt on a construction site, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you obtain the benefits you need.
Union Employees, Small Business Owners, and Independent Contractors
Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. represents workers throughout Pennsylvania, operating in every capacity. We are a union-friendly law firm that understands how the rules and regulations governing your collective bargaining could affect how and when you apply for workers’ compensation benefits. We will work with you and your union reps to ensure that your claims are thoroughly prepared, and we represent you at administrative hearings when necessary.
We also represent small employees after they suffered a workplace injury. If you contribute to Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation fund through your taxes, then you are entitled to make a claim. Independent contractors and day laborers, however, might not be eligible for workers’ comp, unless they are employed through some kind of agency – but that does not mean you should not have one of our lawyers review your case. In some cases, we may be able to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit on your behalf to help you recover compensation for your lost days at work, your medical bills and your pain and suffering.
Injuries Likely to be Sustained by Construction Workers
Because of the nature of the business, construction workers are likely to sustain certain types of injuries more often than others. We help injured workers who have suffered with:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Crushing injuries necessitating the amputation of hands, feet or limbs
- Fractured skulls
- Heavy machinery injuries
- Illnesses related to toxic exposure, such as mesothelioma
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Neck and spinal injuries, including paralysis
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
We put our more than four decades’ worth of experience to work for you, after you have been injured and can longer physically, financially or emotionally provide for your family. Let us help you through the dark times and into a brighter future.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Provide Zealous Advocacy for Injured Construction Workers in Need of Benefits
Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. helps injured construction workers throughout Pennsylvania obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they need. When you have questions, we have answers. Please call 888-PITT-LAW or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a dedicated Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer at our firm. We are proud to serve clients in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.