According to the Department of Labor statistics, construction work is the most dangerous of civilian occupations. Construction workers who pay more attention to the speed of work and their bottom line than safety create a potentially hazardous work environment. Regardless of the obvious cause of your accident, if you were injured in an explosion, a scaffolding fall or a trench collapse, or other injury accident, a York injury attorney can assist you. Cases of catastrophic injury or death are of utmost concern to us. If you have been injured on the job, there is a lot to consider. Whether you are dealing with workers’ compensation or the need to bring a lawsuit to a third party, our firm is ready to protect your rights. Ilkhanoff & Silverstein provided effective and experienced legal services to clients in Pennsylvania and Maryland. We have decades of experience helping individuals and families through tough times. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for a consultation.
What can be done about my accident?
If you were in a construction accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, and future pain and suffering. You also deserve damages if you are permanently disabled. Don’t be burdened with future unforeseen factors that will impact your quality of life.
Fortunately, directly after an accident, workers’ compensation should cover your immediate financial needs. Workers’ compensation also generally protects employers from lawsuits from employees injured by negligence. That being said, many accidents are caused by a negligent third party, including those responsible for faulty work and safety equipment and the negligence of subcontractors or the property owner. Even if you are receiving workers’ compensation, you may have a case against the manufacturer of the equipment or other workers that may have caused your injury. In these cases, it is important to know that if you win damages through a lawsuit against a third-party, you may have to pay back some or all of the money recovered through workers’ compensation for medical bills and other coverage. This could include the insurance company placing a lien on the recovered damages. Whatever the case may be, retaining an attorney’s services to conduct a thorough investigation can help you make informed decisions on the road ahead.
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The actual cause of an accident is not always obvious. Some construction accidents are the result of defective instructions or warning labels for products. Hazards may include inadequate safety guards or malfunctioning equipment due to design or manufacturing defects or other negligence.
The medical benefits and other compensation which may be available to you through workers’ compensation insurance are generally inadequate. When you may have legal rights to bring a lawsuit against a third party, it is important to contact an attorney that can protect your rights and interests. If you are involved in a construction site accident, contact our firm. Ilkhanoff & Silverstein has been a legal resource to Pennsylvania and Maryland for over 40 years. Our firm is dedicated to individuals and families impacted by serious injury. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm for a free consultation.