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KaplunMarx Construction Accident Cases
Construction sites can be dangerous places, and even with safety precautions in place, accidents can still occur. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it's important to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
At KaplunMarx, our legal team has real world experience handling construction accident cases and has a proven track record of successfully holding negligent parties accountable and securing fair settlements for victims.
Construction accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including lack of proper training, inadequate safety equipment, and hazardous working conditions. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five workplace fatalities occur in the construction industry.
Our legal team will work tirelessly to gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and build a strong case on your behalf. We understand the impact that a construction accident can have on your life and will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. This may include payment for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and more.
Don't hesitate to get the help you need. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Our experienced legal team is here to help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that negligent parties are held accountable for their actions.
Why You Should Talk To Us First
✓ 98% Success Rate - Attorneys with a track record that shows they personally care about every case and go the extra mile every time.
✓ No upfront costs - we front all of the legal fees and get paid on performance. In fact, we don't get paid unless you win
✓ We are local and we KNOW Pennsylvania's system - Just because a firm gets a license to practice law here and buy up a bunch of bill boards around town doesn't mean that they have real experience fighting cases in PA's legal system every day. We are a locally based firm with attorneys that focus on Pennsylvania injury cases. We eat, drink and breath this every day.
✓ We are not intimidated by litigation- We do not allow insurance carriers to strong arm, intimidate or stagnate claims. We will not hesitate to take them to court to fight for you when needed.
✓ No shortcuts - we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the highest compensation possible rather than settling right away as many injury firms do.
✓ We focus on you, not on getting the most cases in town like the guys on the billboards.
✓ Proprietary methods of case management for your very best client experience and ensure greater odds of success compared to high volume, low-touch firms.
✓ Talk directly to your attorney instead of getting passed off on case managers (if you've ever been through a car accident case, you'll know how valuable this is).
✓ We're consistently rated 5 stars by clients and have over 450 5-star reviews for a reason.
✓ No cost consultations we'll help you find out if you have a case. If you don't, we'll help point you in the right direction. Win-win.
✓ We get results without compromising service - It's not easy to find a firm that provides our brand of one-on-one service but which has the resources to get results that smaller practices may not be able to.
There has been a boom in the real estate market, creating thousands of worksites that have gone up throughout Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, in particular, has seen a huge growth in residential and commercial construction over the last few years.
This is great news for the economy, but with the increase in projects, there is an increase in construction site accidents as well. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, let our Philadelphia construction accident lawyers fight for the compensation you deserve. Call a construction accident lawyer now at (215) 939-4895 to discuss your case and review your legal options.
How to Report A Construction Accident in Pennsylvania
It’s important to report construction site accidents to your employer immediately. The law gives injured workers 120 to notify their employers, but it’s best to do it as soon as possible after the accident. Your employer will then provide you with paperwork that you need to fill out to document the accident.
Common Causes Construction Accidents That May Be a Potential Claim
A construction accident can occur for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Failure to provide workers with the proper safety gear
- Defective tools or heavy machinery
- Failure to provide protection to workers who are in trenches, near power lines, exposed to hazardous substances, or in another dangerous situation
- Falling objects
- Failure to follow the proper safety protocol
- Other unsafe property conditions
Determining the cause of the accident is key to identifying the liable parties and recovering compensation. For this reason, our attorneys will quickly get to work investigating the accident and figuring out what went wrong and who is to blame.
Are There Time Limits on Construction Accident Claims in PA?
There are laws in place that limit the amount of time that victims have to take legal action following a construction site accident. Victims have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault parties. If the lawsuit is not filed within this two-year time period, you lose the right to take legal action against these parties for your injuries.
It’s important to note that this statute of limitations only applies to personal injury lawsuits, not workers’ compensation claims. If you plan on obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, you must notify your employer of the accident within 120 days. If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, you can file a lawsuit against the appropriate parties within three years from the date the injury occurred.
What Types of Compensation Can Be Recovered Construction Accident Claim?
If you are hurt while working on a construction site, you will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp insurance will pay you a portion of your salary and your medical bills while you are injured. However, there are various hurdles the insurance company will try to have you jump through before you are awarded work comp benefits.
The insurance company will want you to be evaluated by their doctors, who are “bound” by the Hippocratic oath but are paid by the insurance company. We will guide you through the process of obtaining these benefits and ensure you are treated fairly every step of the way.
Workers’ compensation is your first avenue to recover for a construction accident, but there is more that needs to be evaluated before settling your claim. A number of factors could be in play, making recovery from outside sources possible.
If your attorney believes you are entitled to compensation from outside sources, you can file a personal injury claim against these parties to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Who is Liable For Construction Accidents in PA?
If you are filing a workers’ compensation claim, there’s no need to prove liability since you can recover these benefits regardless of who is liable. However, you will need to prove liability in order to recover compensation in a work injury claim.
There are often hundreds of companies involved in a construction site, including the general contractor, sub-contractors, equipment manufacturers, architects, owners of the site, and multiple insurance companies. All of these parties could be potentially liable for the injuries you sustained. To determine liability, an attorney will need to carefully review the details of the accident.
A construction injury lawyer can hire an expert to evaluate who is at fault and why. We work with some of the foremost accident reconstruction engineers who help us take legal action against everyone who is responsible for a worker’s injuries. With our help, injured construction workers can recover compensation from any party that played a role in the accident.
Schedule A Free Consultation With Our Construction Accident Lawyers Today
Have you been injured in an accident that occurred on a construction site? If so, it’s important to seek legal representation from a construction site accidents lawyer at KaplunMarx at once.
Our construction accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims hold the at-fault parties accountable and secure the compensation they deserve. Schedule a free consultation with our construction accident lawyers on our team by calling (215) 939-4895 or filling out the form on our website.
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Our Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation
Our duty is to hold the insurance company responsible for the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Studies have shown that hiring an experienced attorney can lead to more than 3.5x the amount of compensation! Our legal team is aggressive in court and compassionate with our clients. It's not your fault you are injured, and we want to make sure those at fault are held responsible.
We Work With Doctors to Lower Your Medical Bills
The local medical community has a good working relationship with us. The doctors we recommend are not only experienced in treating serious injuries, but many are willing to work with us to negotiate your medical bills down to put more money into your pocket.
We Make it Easier to Find Medical Treatment
Whether you have health insurance or not, our goal is to help you get in quickly with medical care professionals and specialists.
We Protect Our Clients' Rights
Insurance companies are notorious for using underhanded practices that lower your case's value or deny your claim altogether. So, when you hire us, we will act as a barrier between you and the insurance company, ensuring they can't contact you regarding your injuries without going through us first.
You Will Not Be Alone During This Process
We know the personal injury claims process is complicated. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way and answer your questions anytime.
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What People Say
Providing clients with exceptional service is a core value at KaplunMarx personal injury law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Take it from our satisfied client testimonials.
"I went through a lot when I was in my accident. Ted was professional and concerned about how I was doing...
...The office staff is extremely friendly and quick to assist your needs. They not only contacted me for updates, they checked in on my wellbeing. I can't express how grateful I am for their kindness and professionalism. I've never seen an attorney's office that cares as much as they do for their clients. I highly recommend their office and personally vouch that Ted Kaplun is a great attorney to have."