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Knafo Law Offices Helps with Workers Compensation Laws in Philadelphia

Did you know that 1 in 10 construction workers is injured every year in the United States? This frightening fact is based on statistics presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which also lists construction falls as the leading cause of fatal construction accidents in the U.S. Construction is inherently dangerous and is only made more so by safety violations and negligence.

If you are a construction worker and were injured on the job, you need to move quickly to protect your right to compensation. You may be entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation or from additional sources, depending on the situation. An Allentown construction accident attorney at Knafo Law Offices can help you review your options, determine the value of your claim, and pursue maximum benefits to provide for you and your family.

Types of Construction Accidents & Injuries

A construction site may present many dangers to a worker, passerby, or site visitor. Our team handles injury claims involving all types of construction site accidents and injuries, no matter their cause. Our attorneys, paralegals, and support staff have more than 100 years of experience to apply to these cases, and we utilize our knowledge and resources to the fullest extent to seek fair, reasonable benefits. When you work with an Allentown construction accident lawyer at our firm, you pay no legal fees unless we recover a settlement or award on your behalf.

We represent construction workers in the following types of accidents and injuries:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Electrocution and electrical injuries
  • Falling or swinging object accidents
  • Accidents caused by defective machinery
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Caught in or under machinery or equipment
  • Fires and explosions
  • Overexertion and repetitive motion injuries
  • Trench collapses
  • Struck by a motor vehicle at a construction site

Who Is Liable for a Construction Accident?

With so many parties working on a construction site, including a variety of contractors, it may be difficult to determine who is liable for your construction accident injuries. A fact-specific analysis of the circumstances surrounding your accident will be needed, as well as answers to questions such as:

  • Who is your employer?
  • Where did the accident happen?
  • What equipment was involved in the accident?
  • Was the equipment being properly used at the time of the accident?

If your employer is found liable for the accident, then it is likely you will be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. Often, however, a third party can be held liable for a construction site accident. In addition to your employer, contractors and subcontractors on a construction site also have a duty to maintain safe conditions and comply with OSHA standards. Failure to do so can expose these third parties to liability for any damages incurred as a result of their negligence.

Why Choose Us

Knafo Law Offices has been helping injury victims since 1982. The nuances of injury law mean that experience matters. Knowing how to deal with insurance companies, gathering and preserving the right types of evidence, understanding OSHA safety standards, and figuring out the roles of employers, contractors and subcontractors on a construction site—and their potential for liability exposure—can make all the difference.

How We Can Help

Reach out to our construction accident lawyers to benefit from our experience successfully handling construction site accident claims over the course of several decades. Not only can we assist you in pursuing a workers’ compensation claim through your employer, but we will tirelessly investigate the possibility of bringing a third-party liability claim against any other potentially liable parties. We want to see the responsible parties held accountable for their negligence and you properly compensated for the harm you have suffered as a result of that negligence.

Our attorneys serve Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and the entire Lehigh Valley area in Pennsylvania. To learn more contact us online or, call (610) 756-1098. We look forward to hearing from you.

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See What We've Won for Injury Victims
  • Record-Setting $15.2 Million Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death case ended in a verdict of over $15 million dollars.

  • $8.2 Million Car Accident

    Car accident verdict.

  • $7.25 Million Motorcycle Accident

    Using mediation after a motorcycle accident, $7,250,000 was awarded.

  • $4.1 Million Medical Malpractice

    Secured a settlement of over $4 million dollars after medical malpractice occurred.

  • $3 Million Negligent Trucker

    Secured a $3 million dollar settlement for client involving a negligent truck driver.

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