Construction Accidents - Scranton Law Firm O'Malley & Langan Delivers Results
Put your trust in a Pennsylvania construction accident lawyer who fights for justice
Construction site accidents in Pennsylvania often result in some of the most serious workplace injuries. A claim arising from a fall or a heavy equipment accident can be extremely complicated. With so many different contractors and companies often working at the same construction site, there may be multiple layers of liability. Various parties may be pointing fingers at each other in attempt to shift the blame.
Northeastern Pennsylvania construction accident attorneys at O'Malley & Langan understand the complex issues facing families dealing with a serious construction accident. Obtaining financial compensation can sometimes be difficult, but we are prepared to investigate and search for all sources of compensation. Call us today for a free consultation: (866) 326-0100. We proudly serve clients in Pennsylvania. With offices in Scranton, Pittston and Towanda, we are easily accessible. We proudly serve Lackawanna, Luzerne, Bradford, Schuykill, Lehigh, Monroe, Wyoming and Wayne counties.
Fighting for the rights of Pennsylvania construction workers, one case at a time
Construction workers face risks most people never experience on the job. Life-threatening and fatal workplace accidents often occur at construction sites. Our clients include a broad array of workers: crane operators, welders, sheet metal workers, heavy equipment operators, electricians, plumbers, ironworkers, masons, painters, roofers and many others.
Don't become another statistic. Take back control. Contact an aggressive Pennsylvania construction accident attorney who knows how to deliver results clients need. Our workplace accident attorneys have years of experience handling a wide range of complicated cases. We're proud of our verdicts & settlements. We're eager to help you.
How can a Northeastern Pennsylvania accident attorney help me?
When you have O'Malley & Langan on your side, you can take an aggressive approach right from the start. We meticulously investigate every construction accident. We tirelessly search for evidence to build a stronger case. Details matter. And so do you!
You're not just a case to us. You're a real person with real problems and we want to help! Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us if we win. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Frequently asked questions about construction accidents in Pennsylvania
- What should I do if I'm injured in a construction accident in Pennsylvania?
- What are the common causes of construction accidents?
- Who investigates construction accidents in Pennsylvania?
- What types of benefits am I eligible to receive if I'm injured in a construction accident?
- Who decides if I receive benefits for my construction accident injury?
- Who decides when I have to return to work after my construction accident?
- Why should I hire a construction accident attorney in Pennsylvania?
Immediately after a construction accident, we strongly recommend taking the following steps:
- Seek immediate medical attention. You could have a life-threatening injury
- Report your accident to your employer. It's the law
- Contact a construction accident attorney. We can help
- Ask your attorney for help filling out any accident forms
- Request a copy of your construction accident report
- Review your accident report and make sure it's accurate
- Ask your lawyer for help correcting any mistakes on your accident report
The causes of many of the most common construction accidents cover a wide range. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Defective equipment
- Unsafe working conditions
- Untrained workers
- Unskilled workers
- Tired workers
- Reckless workers
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigates most construction accidents in Pennsylvania. If you are represented by counsel, your attorney can conduct an investigation to determine liability and explore all avenues of financial recovery.
Since your injury occurred at work, you will most likely receive workers' compensation benefits after your construction accident. However, if your accident was caused by other responsible parties, you may have grounds for a legitimate third-party workplace accident lawsuit. Workers' compensation does not provide compensation for pain and suffering. In a third-party claim, a party other than your employer may be responsible for paying for your pain and suffering and other losses not covered by workers' comp.
Your employer and its insurance company initially decide if you receive financial compensation after your construction accident injury. However, you can appeal their decision to a workers' compensation judge for the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation.
Your employer and the doctor selected by your employer's insurance company can instruct you to return to work after your construction accident. But you can challenge their opinion if you believe you need more time to recover from your accident. For help, contact a construction accident attorney immediately.
There are so many reasons why you need an experienced Pennsylvania construction lawyer on your side. An aggressive attorney can:
- Investigate your construction accident;
- Deal directly with your employer and insurance company so you can focus on your recovery;
- Demand compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and more;
- Arrange a medical evaluation if your employer orders you to return to work and you need more time to recuperate;
- File a lawsuit on your behalf if your accident was caused by someone working for another company.
Don't take chances with your future. Take action. Contact O'Malley & Langan today. Call (866) 326-0100 or contact us online 24 hours a day. You can also visit us at one of our four locations: Scranton, Towanda and Pittston.