Pittsburgh Construction Accident Lawyers Fighting for Injured Workers
Our law firm protects construction workers’ rights
Construction accidents can have long-lasting and even fatal consequences. Working in construction is dangerous, but proper precautions can prevent serious injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, accidents happen more often than they should, thanks to negligence. Injured workers deserve to be compensated for their serious injuries, but it is not that simple.
At Hal Waldman & Associates, our Pittsburgh construction accident attorneys believe every injured worker has the right to seek financial compensation. We fight to hold negligent construction companies and site owners accountable. If you’ve been injured, schedule your free consultation today.
Types of construction accident claims we handle
In the construction industry, a typical workday can turn into a tragic one. Some of the most common types of construction accident claims include:
- Falls from height
- Fires and explosions
- Crane accidents
- Struck by objects
- Defective ladders and other equipment
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Getting caught or struck between machinery
How do victims of construction accidents get compensated?
When accidents happen at Pennsylvania construction sites, victims have the right to seek compensation through workers' compensation. Workers' comp provides financial support to workers injured on the job, covering medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs.
The tradeoff is that you can’t sue your direct employer for a work injury. However, injured construction workers are often eligible to file a third-party personal injury claim against a party other than their direct employer that caused or contributed to the injury. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a:
- Site owner
- General contractor
- Equipment manufacturer
A personal injury claim can seek compensation for costs not covered by workers’ comp, such as pain and suffering. That’s why it’s important to talk to an experienced construction accident lawyer who can explain all your legal rights and options.
How can a construction accident attorney help?
Construction accidents are not as straightforward as you may think. There are many legal complexities and possibilities, and evidence can disappear quickly. That’s why it’s important to have a construction accident attorney to help you investigate your accident.
An experienced construction accident attorney will factor in every detail, including:
- Your injuries
- Details of the accident location
- Conditions of the accident site
- Conditions of equipment involved
- Security requirements
- Employer contracts
Trust Hal Waldman & Associates to handle your construction accident case
If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, the experienced Pittsburgh construction injury attorneys at Hal Waldman & Associates are here to help. Contact us for a free consultation. Let us guide you through the legal process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.