Injuries to workers on construction sites can be life changing. When medical costs and treatment expenses begin to add up, many families and other dependents of the injured worker can also be significantly impacted.
Everything was great. The staff was very courteous, friendly, helpful and exceptionally nice. Thank you.
- Client of Schmidt Kramer
At Schmidt Kramer, our Harrisburg construction accident lawyers understand the impact that serious injuries can have on all parties involved. We have a comprehensive knowledge of Pennsylvania's laws that relate to jobsite injuries and have recovered millions in compensation on behalf of our clients.
If you were injured in a Pennsylvania construction accident - whether you fell from scaffolding, were hit by a falling object, suffered an electrical shock or sustained another type of jobsite injury, the construction accident lawyers at Schmidt Kramer can help. It's free to talk to a lawyer at our firm to help determine if you have a case and there are no upfront fees if you decide to hire us.
For a free case review, call (717) 888-8888.
How a Construction Site Accident Lawyer Can Help
Injured workers that have legal representation recover more compensation compared to those that do not hire a lawyer.
Insurance companies are also often involved in construction injury cases, as the companies that own and operate most jobsites usually have some form of insurance coverage. Legal teams from those insurance companies will commonly reach out to injury victims in an effort to discredit their claim and ultimately, close the case for the lowest possible financial amount.
It is important to remember that insurance companies are not your friend. Their primary obligation is to the shareholders of the agencies that they work for. Having a legal team on your side can help to ensure that your rights are being protected.
At Schmidt Kramer, our construction accident lawyers handle cases against insurance companies regularly and we understand the tactics that they may use during litigation. We can help to protect your rights while you are recovering and answer any questions from the insurance companies and their attorneys, on your behalf.
How Much is My Case Worth?
As each case is different, determining the value of a case without knowing the specific details involved can be difficult. There can be many contributing factors to a construction site accident and a range of other companies, organizations and people involved.
However, we do understand that you may have questions about your potential lawsuit and we can help you to find answers to those questions. We welcome you to call us today and speak to a lawyer about your claim for free during our initial consultation. A lawyer from our firm can review the details of the incident and then help to determine if you may have a case.
Call for a free consultation. Ph: (717) 888-8888.
About Construction Site Accidents
Although the construction industry is often considered dangerous, employees have a right to expect safe conditions for their work environment. Unfortunately, many construction accidents are a result of negligent employers as well as defective equipment. Some of the most common causes of construction site injuries include:
- Fires and explosions
- Hoist accidents
- Crane operator injuries
- Equipment failure
- Worker fatigue
- Scaffolding accidents
- Auto accidents
- Compressed gas injuries
- Slips, trips and falls
- Falling objects or debris
While there are many different ways that workers on a construction site can be injured, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention note that fatal injuries on construction sites are greater than any other industry in the entire nation. Furthermore, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently reported that there has been an increase in cell phone tower related accidents, prompting OSHA to collaborate with the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) to help ensure that employers of cell phone tower workers understand their responsibilities to ensure the safety of their workers.
Who Can Be Liable For Construction Site Injuries?
Depending on the jobsite and the nature of the injury, there can be a variety of parties responsible for a construction site injury. Some of these include:
- Site Owners - the liability for construction site owners often depends on how much control the owner has on the site versus how much control they have on the work that is being performed onsite.
- Contractors (prime, general and sub) - under OSHA regulations, contractors may have a duty of care responsibility to provide a safe working environment for its workers however, the contract will usually define how much responsibility a contractor will have on a jobsite.
- Engineers - some engineers are required to oversee progress of a jobsite and ensure that safety measures are in compliance with regulations however, the contract that the engineer has will largely determine what their safety obligation are. This may also apply to architects.
- Manufacturers - in the event that a defective product contributed to or caused a jobsite injury, the manufacturer of that item may be liable.
It's also important to note that a workers compensation claim may be applicable to certain construction site injuries. Contacting a construction site accident lawyer from Schmidt Kramer can help to determine if you have a case.
Steps To Take After An Injury
There are a number of steps that injured workers can take shortly after the incident has occurred:
- See a doctor to ensure that any medical concerns are addressed immediately.
- Report the injury to the company, employer or manager and make a note of who received the report and when it was received.
- Obtain the contact information of any witnesses
- Use a cellphone to take photos of the scene of the accident, the equipment that was involved and if possible, of the injury.
- Contact a lawyer to ensure that your interests are being protected
At Schmidt Kramer, our lawyers also have a full support team to help obtain any documentation and other, related information that may help to build a stronger argument for your case.
Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer
For decades Schmidt Kramer has been protecting the rights of injured Pennsylvania residents. We understand the hardships that injured workers and their families can face following a jobsite accident and we will work to obtain the maximum amount of financial compensation that may be available for your specific case.
To speak to a lawyer today, contact us at (717) 888-8888 or complete our "Free Case Consultation" form and a member from our legal team will reach out to you shortly.
Your initial consultation is free, there are no upfront fees if you decide to hire us and we only receive payment for our services if we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
Schmidt Kramer - Free Consultation. Ph: (717) 888-8888.