Construction Accidents

Pennsylvania Construction Accident Attorney

     Construction workers deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry. Every day workers are hurt while doing their job. There are many types of accidents that can happen on construction sites including:

  • ·         Crane accidents

·         Scaffolding & ladder accidents

·         Electrocutions

·         Fires

·         Falls

·         Heavy equipment accidents

·         Logging accidents

·         Vehicle accidents

·         Welding accidents

Construction Accidents & Workers Compensation

     If you are an employee, and were injured in a construction site accident, you are entitled to medical and wage loss benefits under workers' compensation. Workers' comp, however, may not provide the benefits you need to survive financially. When a construction site accident occurs, the owners, designers, and manufacturers of equipment can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions. The general contractor and all subcontractors are required to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards. Employers have a general duty to warn employees of worksite hazards. Companies are also required to follow all applicable local, state and federal codes and regulations. Despite these factors, construction sites are filled with danger and serious worksite accidents happen every day.

     Severe injuries to construction workers are devastating. Since construction work is usually heavy duty there are few opportunities for light or moderate duty. This can mean the loss of a promising career. Since tradesmen are usually well paid and have excellent benefits, it’s almost impossible for the injured worker to find a comparable job. I have seen too many households fall apart over this tragedy.

Put Our Experience to Work for You

     Attorney Joseph Nypaver  will thoroughly investigate the facts surrounding your injury and identify any third-party claims—claims against parties other than your employer. Your health insurance, and, if your injury was the result of a motor vehicle accident, your auto insurance, may be involved. As my client, you can take comfort in the fact that we will handle all aspects of your claim, while you focus on healing. Attorney Joseph Nypaver is experienced at handling construction site accident claims involving the following factors:

·         Product liability claims resulting from defective equipment, dangerous building materials, poorly designed power tools, truck loaders, fork lifts/fork trucks, heavy equipment rollovers, and other equipment failure

·        Personal injury claims against general contractors and subcontractors for scaffold falls due to missing guard rails, foundation cave-ins, falling walls, electrical injuries, chemical exposure, and other injuries suffered due to negligence

·         Truck accident claims involving dump trucks, crane trucks, and other construction vehicles

·         Lifetime medical expenses associated with serious injuries such as electrocution, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injuries

Experience at Your Side

For more than 25 years, injury attorney Attorney Joseph Nypaver  has been providing aggressive and dedicated legal service to the victims of construction accidents. He works with professional accident investigators, as well as conducting his own personal investigation,  to uncover any factors that could have contributed to your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured while working on a construction site, please call my office today for a free case evaluation.