Construction & Workplace Accidents - O'Malley & Langan Law Firm
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Construction and workplace accidents in Pennsylvania happen fast, but the consequences can last a lifetime. You might feel confident that your construction site is carefully supervised and safe. But all it takes is one small mistake to cause a serious workplace accident injury. And when it comes to construction accidents, the injuries are often life-threatening and can change family members' lives forever.
With so much at stake, it's critical you have an experienced, aggressive attorney on your side, fighting for your rights. In Northeastern Pennsylvania, many families rely on the hard-working, results-driven accident attorneys at O'Malley & Langan.
Discover what Pennsylvania workplace accident law firm can do for you
Workplace accidents can be extremely complicated. They may involve heavy equipment or dangerous working conditions. Accidents often involve cranes, forklifts, trucks, dumpers, scaffolding, ladders and machinery. While it may seem clear to you that you suffered a workplace injury, your employer may argue you had a pre-existing condition or that the injury did not happen at work. Insurance companies are represented by aggressive lawyers whose primary focus is to find a reason to deny your claim.
We're not intimidated. We know how to handle insurance companies and get people the money they rightfully deserve. We have years of experience handling complex workplace accident cases. That's why we want to help you and have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about construction and workplace accidents in Pennsylvania, from Scranton to Pittston, Hazleton and Towanda.
"Why should I hire Scranton workplace accident attorneys at O'Malley & Langan?"
What's the secret to our success? We know the laws and we know the area. We're from here and we live here. Attorney Todd O'Malley was born and raised in Scranton. He understands this region inside out. There's no substitute for that kind of knowledge. We're on your team.
We're proud of our work. Our verdicts and settlements speak volumes. "Winning your case is all that matters," attorney O'Malley said. Discover what we can do for you. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Frequently asked questions about construction and workplace accidents
- What should I do if I'm injured in a workplace or construction accident?
- What are the most common causes of workplace and construction accidents?
- Who investigates construction and workplace accidents in Pennsylvania?
- Who will compensate me if I'm injured in a workplace accident in Pennsylvania?
- Can I sue my employer if I'm injured in a workplace accident?
- How can a lawyer help if I'm hurt in a construction or workplace accident?
What should I do if I'm injured in a workplace or construction accident?
Immediately after a workplace accident, we recommend the following steps:
- Seek immediate medical attention. Don't try to diagnose yourself.
- Report your accident to your supervisor. You have 120 days to do so, but the sooner, the better.
- Contact a workplace accident attorney.
- Ask the attorney to help you fill out any necessary forms related to your accident.
- Request a copy of the accident report.
- Review the accident report with your attorney. Make sure all the facts match what happened to you.
- Ask your attorney to correct any mistakes in your workplace accident report.
What are the most common causes of workplace and construction accidents?
Workplace and construction accidents in Pennsylvania happen for many reasons. Some of the most common causes of workplace accidents and construction accidents include:
- Operator error
- Defective equipment
- Untrained workers
- Electrical incidents, such as contact with power lines
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motor vehicle collisions in the course and scope of employment
Who investigates construction and workplace accidents in Pennsylvania?
In most cases, workplace accidents in Pennsylvania are investigated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Your attorney also can launch an investigation and explore all avenues of financial recovery.
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Who will compensate me if I'm injured in a workplace accident in Pennsylvania?
In most cases, your employer and your employer's insurance company will compensate you for your injury. Most people injured at work receive workers' compensation after their accident. But some accidents, particularly construction accidents, can be much more complicated. A third party (someone other than your employer) may be responsible for compensating you.
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Can I sue my employer if I'm injured in a workplace accident?
In most cases, you cannot sue your employer if you sustain an injury at work. However, there are certain circumstances where you might be able to successfully sue your employer for your workplace injury. In particular, if you employer broke the law and you sustained an injury as a result, you might have grounds for a legitimate workplace accident lawsuit. Contact us for more information.
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How can a lawyer help if I'm hurt in a construction or workplace accident?
Having an experienced workplace accident lawyer from Northeastern Pennsylvania on your side can make a dramatic difference. An accident attorney can deal directly with your employer, investigate your accident, negotiate with insurance companies, make sure you're fairly compensated and receive the medical treatment you need to restore your health. Don't take chances with your future. Take action. Contact O'Malley & Langan today. Call (866) 326-0100 or contact us online right now. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We proudly serve people throughout Pennsylvania, including Lackawanna, Luzerne, Bradford, Schuykill, Lehigh, Monroe, Wyoming and Wayne counties.
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