Construction Accidents And Workers' Compensation: How A Lawyer Can Assist

Accidents are unfortunately common at construction sites, and the injuries are usually serious. As an injured worker, you may be worried about your health, your finances and your future. At a time like this, you could benefit from the advice of an experienced attorney.

If you will be out of work for a long time, your employer or the workers' compensation insurance carrier may look for ways to stop your benefits. For example, the insurance carrier may say that you have recovered enough to return to work when in reality you are still injured. If you refuse the assignment, your benefits could be terminated.

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we are here to protect your rights. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions about workers' compensation and construction accidents.

Can My Employer Stop My Benefits?

Your employer or the workers' compensation carrier cannot stop your benefits unless it is determined by a workers' compensation judge that your injury no longer prevents you from working. However, you have a right to a hearing before the decision is made. Our lawyers will help you obtain the medical evidence you need for a successful hearing. We will pay the costs of obtaining medical records and depositions.

Can My Employer Fire Me?

In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for your employer to fire you because you applied for or are receiving workers' compensation benefits. However, your employer may look for an excuse to fire you. Our lawyers will do everything we can to protect your job and your benefits. If you are on work-related restrictions and you are fired, you should be reinstated to workers' compensation benefits.

Contact One Of Our Pennsylvania Construction Accident Lawyers

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your construction accident claim with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.

Learn more about construction accidents and workers' compensation:

  • Falls from ladders and scaffolds: Falls are the most common accidents at construction sites. Many workers suffer disabling injuries.
  • Heavy equipment accidents: Accidents involving heavy equipment may result in both a workers' compensation claim and a claim against the manufacturer or operator.

If you have a serious injury, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits and we can assist you in obtaining these.

You may also have a third-party action, which would entitle you to pain and suffering benefits. Please call or email us to discuss.