Construction Accidents May Be Cause For A Third-Party Lawsuit
You may be entitled to damages in addition to workers’ compensation for certain construction-related injuries. If the actions or negligence of a party other than your employer or co-workers caused the accident, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
Do You Have A Case In Addition To Workers’ Comp?
Call for a free consultation at 800-655-3870. From our New Castle office, we represent construction workers and industrial accident victims in Lawrence, Beaver, Butler, Allegheny and Mercer counties.
Our attorneys at Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George have sued other subcontractors on a project, manufacturers of tools or equipment, and homeowners for creating safety hazards or directly causing job site injuries. We have secured settlements and verdicts relating to:
- Heavy machinery accidents (graders, paving rollers, cranes)
- Road construction accidents
- Improperly assembled scaffolding
- Failure to secure ladders
- Defective power tools
- Removal of safety guards on equipment
- Explosions and fires
- Electrocution (exposed live wires)
- Trench collapse
- Falls into holes (no barriers or warning signs)
Board-Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyers
You can’t sue your employer over a construction accident — you can only receive workers’ compensation, even if negligence of a co-worker or supervisor caused permanent injury. But you can sue a third party who is not in your line of employment. For instance, we have brought suit on behalf of a construction worker who sustained injuries when a water main blew up. We hired expert testimony to prove that the subcontractor that installed the piping was responsible for the explosion.
We have two board-certified civil trial specialists on our team with decades of combined experience. Insurance companies know that we try cases — which is an incentive to offer fair settlements rather than risk a big jury verdict.
If you believe a third party is liable for your construction accident injury, arrange a free case evaluation. We can visit the badly injured at home or in the hospital, or meet clients at one of our five convenient locations in western Pennsylvania.