There will always be a high risk of serious accidents on an active construction site, Even if every worker and visitor wears appropriate safety gear and takes all recommended precautions. If you were hurt on a construction site due to a dangerous condition, or because someone working for or affiliated with a construction company acted negligently, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit and seek a substantial financial recovery.
Personal injury claims based on construction accidents tend to be complicated. This is why hiring a skilled personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling construction cases, is so crucial to being fully compensated for the harm and financial losses you sustain. A Lewisburg construction accident lawyer from Ostroff Injury Law can work on your behalf to maximize your financial recovery, by making sure the negligent people and/or companies that led to your accident are held responsible for causing your injuries.
Founding Partner Jon Ostroff has over 30 years of experience in personal injury law. Managing Partner Rich Godshall has spent the last 18 years successfully focusing on multi-million dollar catastrophic construction accident cases. In one previous case, our legal team represented a client who suffered severe electrical burns because another company on the construction site ignored safety practices. We settled this case for $1.2 million. Call us right away to get started on your claim.
Who Could Be at Fault for a Construction Site Injury?
Construction site injury cases are complex. The person who directly causes an accident is not always the best party to file sue for damages. For example, a construction worker might be directly responsible for causing an accident that injures another person. However, they don’t have the personal assets or insurance coverage to fully compensate you.
It is often possible to hold a negligent construction worker’s employer liable under the legal theory of respondeat superior, where an employer is financial liable for harm caused by their negligent employee. You can also hold a supplier or equipment manufacturer liable if their product is inherently dangerous, broken, or malfunctions and causes a construction site injury. Our Lewisburg construction law attorneys can provide crucial guidance in determining who is to blame for your construction accident.
Maximizing Financial Recovery After Construction Accidents in Lewisburg
A party who negligently causes an accident on a construction site can often be held liable to pay for all the economic and non-economic harm you suffered due to that accident. These damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Emotional and psychological trauma
- Loss of life’s pleasures
It is important to note that if the other party can prove that you are partially at fault for the accident, you may not receive compensation for the full value of your claim. 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §7102 allows juries to reduce the value of your damages award based on the victim’s percentage of total fault for an accident. If you bear more fault than the defendants in the case, you cannot receive any compensation whatsoever. A skilled worksite injury lawyer can help you prove liability on the at-fault parties and fight to maximize your financial recovery.
Talk to a Lewisburg Construction Accident Attorney Today
Pursuing the compensation you deserve after getting hurt in a construction accident is rarely a simple process. In addition to identifying who is responsible for your injuries, you will also have to collect and present substantial evidence that your damages were the direct result of the other party’s negligence.
Our Lewisburg construction accident lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law can build a solid case on your behalf. Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation.