Construction Accident Lawyer
There are very few jobs that are more dangerous than working a construction site.
When negligence or disregard for safety causes or contributes to injury, a construction accident lawyer can help you secure compensation.
At Foley Law Firm in Scranton and Stroudsburg, PA, we have fought for the rights of thousands of accident victims.
Construction Accidents Are Common Turn to a Construction Accident Attorney for Help
Working in construction means taking on a certain level of risk in working conditions. According to the United States Department of Labor, construction trades workers had 726 deaths in 2021, meaning the field saw the second most occupational deaths. Employers are expected to account for this risk and protect their employees as best as they can.
When your employer fails to protect you in the case of a construction site accident, turn to our personal injury firm for support. Our personal injury offices in Scranton and Stroudsburg are ready to help.
What Are My Legal Options?
Workers' compensation is a mandatory, employer-funded system to compensate employees for work-related injuries. In the event of an injury on the job, most construction workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages due to disability. However, workers' compensation benefits can fall short if the employer is not adequately insured or if the insurance company denies your claim.
A construction accident that's caused by employer safety violations can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities that may have been avoided. In these cases, a personal injury lawsuit can provide additional compensation that a workers' compensation claim cannot, including punitive damages for pain and suffering, wrongful death, and long-term losses. A personal injury lawsuit can be crucial for injured workers to receive full, fair compensation to account for their medical bills, lost wages, and other loss of stability due to an employer's negligence.