Falls and Injuries On Construction Sites
Construction sites are rife with fall hazards-from ladders and scaffolding to insecure flooring that can become dangerous in an instant. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, more than 40% of construction-related deaths are caused by falls. At Marzzacco Niven & Associates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we’re raising a voice to help workers and their loved ones put their lives back together after these devastating accidents.
Can I Sue My Employer?
In most cases, workers’ compensation is the sole avenue of recovery for workers who are hurt on the job. However, when someone’s (other than your employer’s) negligence causes your injuries, it may be appropriate to bring a civil personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. In some situations, when workers’ compensation is not available or does not cover the full scope of an employee’s injuries, an experienced personal injury lawyer such as Attorney Christopher Marzzacco can help you get monetary compensation for damages such as pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment, and disfigurement.
If another person or business-a “third party”-is found to be partially or fully liable for causing your injuries, you may be able to bring a claim against:
- A contractor or subcontractor.
- An owner of the property where the accident occurred.
- A motorist who caused a vehicle accident on the site.
- A manufacturer or supplier of defective equipment.
- A technician whose work resulted in an injury.
Damages In Construction Injury Claims
If a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim is appropriate for your situation, you may entitled to damages for:
- Lost wages and future earning capacity.
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses.
- Any costs of living with a disability, including modifications to your home or vehicle.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium, or companionship.
- Funeral expenses in wrongful death claims.
In some cases, it is possible to collect workers’ compensation benefits and bring a civil personal injury claim. However, it is essential to coordinate those claims and work with attorneys who understand how the two go together. At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, our team has extensive experience in all areas of the law affecting injured workers and their families.
Our workers’ compensation department is led by two senior litigators, including a certified workers’ compensation specialist, Attorney Adam Crosier. Our firm’s owner and lead personal injury attorney Christopher Marzzacco was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Turn To Us For Justice After A Construction Site Injury
If your financial future and your ability to work have been jeopardized by someone else’s negligence on a construction site, you deserve to pursue justice. At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, we are here to help you get it. Our team of attorneys will not stop raising a voice and fighting for you until we have obtained the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.