If you suffered an injury in a construction accident, you might be wondering:
- How am I going to afford my medical bills?
- Will I be able to pay my other bills if I cannot work?
- Is it possible to sue my employer for my injuries?
- What other parties might be responsible?
- How will I know if the insurance company’s settlement offer is fair?
- Do I need an attorney?
- How can I find the best construction accident lawyer in Bensalem?
The team at Cordisco & Saile LLC can answer these questions and help you recover compensation for your construction accident injuries. Our skilled lawyers have a strong record of winning damages from insurance companies and other big corporations. We will not accept a subpar settlement from the insurance company and we will fight relentlessly for every dollar you deserve.
Let us take the stress of fighting for compensation off your shoulders so you can focus on what is important right now—your health, your family, and making a full recovery. We offer a free consultation to answer all your questions and explain how we will go about fighting your case. If you decide to move forward, we then start investigating and gathering evidence. We keep you updated on each step throughout the claims process and pride ourselves on our personalized service to our clients. Call 215-642-2335 today to schedule a meeting.
How do construction site accidents happen?
Construction sites are dangerous places and when an injury occurs, several parties could potentially be liable. Our job is to investigate the details of your injury, identify all responsible parties, and then gather evidence to prove their liability and pursue them for damages.
There are many common causes of construction site accidents. Types of accidents for which we have won damages include:
- Defective equipment;
- Collapsed structures;
- Scaffolding accidents;
- Broken harnesses;
- Falling objects;
- Slips and falls;
- Back injuries from heavy lifting;
- Fires and explosions;
- Exposure to toxic chemicals; and
- Vehicle accidents.
Even if nothing on the above list describes your accident, call and talk to us. If you suffered an injury at a construction site, we can handle all the details and fight to win you compensation.
How can I hold another party responsible for my construction site mishap?
The protocol for recovering damages varies significantly depending on the identity of the responsible party. Is it your employer? Is it a manufacturer? Is it another third party, such as a contractor or site owner?
Our attorneys can help you understand who caused your accident. We can then determine which type of claim to file on your behalf. If your employer was the responsible party, we can file a workers’ compensation claim. When the responsible party is someone other than your employer, we will go after them in a private third-party case.
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that employers must to pay on behalf of employees. It provides for compensation if a worker suffers an injury on the job. In theory, it protects both employer and employee. Employees cannot file suit against employers who are up to date on their workers’ compensation, thus protecting them from legal action. The program also protects employees by offering an easy, cut-and-dry way to get benefits after an injury.
The problem is, however, many employees see their workers’ compensation claims denied, even though they have legitimate injuries. Our attorneys can anticipate any bumps in the road and fight for your workers’ compensation benefits. We will sit down with you and answer any questions you have about your workers’ compensation claim.
If our investigation determines that a party other than your employer is liable for your accident, we can pursue a private claim outside the workers’ compensation system. This is a third-party claim.
Possible Responsible Parties in a Third-Party Claim
If another party caused your accident an injury, we can hold them responsible for your damages. These third parties could involve a number of people or companies involved with your construction site.
The Site Owner
The site owner is the person or entity that owns the construction site where your accident occurred. The site owner might be your employer or it could be someone else. If we determine that some attribute of the site itself was unsafe, we can pursue the site owner for damages.
The Contractor or Subcontractor
Contractors and subcontractors have a duty of care to workers. This means they have to keep the work site reasonably free of hazards. If a hazardous situation should emerge, they must take immediate steps to fix it or warn workers of its existence. If we determine that a contractor or subcontractor breached this duty of care, we can pursue them for compensation for your injury.
If your injury occurred while you were using a defective piece of construction equipment, we can go after the manufacturer for liability.
In a third-party claim, we may face a large corporation, their insurance provider, and their team of lawyers. Each of these parties has a vested interest in paying you as little as possible. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we will not stop until we recover the damages you deserve for your suffering.
Call 215-642-2335 to speak to a construction accident lawyer in Bensalem.
You deserve compensation for your construction site injury, but receiving it in a timely manner is not always easy. It is even more difficult if you try to pursue damages on your own. This is because, regardless of the identity of the responsible party or parties, they likely have greater financial resources than you do as an individual. They use this power to their advantage to lessen your claim or deny you compensation altogether.
The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC do not stand for this type of treatment. We treat our clients as if they were family, protecting their interests and doing everything we can to help them through the injury recovery process.
There could be thousands or even millions of dollars at stake in your construction accident case. You do not want to risk leaving some or all of that money on the table. Let us put our resources to work for you. The consultation is free, so come talk to our lawyers and let us show you what we can do. Call 215-642-2335 today for an appointment.