On-the-job injuries can be substantial, permanent, and catastrophic. State workmen compensation laws, however, limit that the amount that can be recovered directly from an employer and don’t provide compensation for pain and suffering. As a result, an injured worker cannot be fully compensated for their losses unless they file a “third-party” claim for their injuries.
Such third-parties may include the supplier or manufacturer of dangerous and defective equipment or a contractor whose negligence created an unsafe working condition that caused your injury. These unsafe working conditions include:
- Inadequate warnings or instructions
- Negligent workplace supervision
- Professional malpractice (architects, engineers, and other professionals)
- Defective machinery
- Defective or unsafe tools
- Lack of adequate safety protection equipment
- Exposed power, exposed electrical lines, or other dangerous electrical conditions
- Faulty scaffolding, faulty supports, or faulty fall protection
- Failure to enforce work-site safety
- Communication errors
- Violations of OSHA regulations and other safety standards
Meyerson & O’Neill attorneys have obtained substantial recoveries through construction and workplace litigation. These recoveries have included a lifetime annuity and financial security for a Philadelphia electrician who sustained severe burn injuries, a multimillion dollar settlement for a young woman who was rendered a wheelchair dependent paraplegic when she was crushed by a bag of materials weighing over two thousand pounds, and financial security for a chemical plant worker who was sprayed with acid.
Our experienced attorneys can help you secure the compensation to which you are entitled. This may include compensation for past and future lost wages, past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of life’s enjoyment. This compensation may also include punitive damages for another party’s wrongful conduct.
If you or a loved one has suffered a construction or workplace injury and would like us to evaluate a potential case on your behalf, please contact us via our form
or call 1-888-773-3515 and ask to speak with a construction and workplace injury attorney.
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