Experienced Construction Accident Lawyers

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Workers’ rights are important to us, and to me. As the son of a union carpenter, I understand intimately the struggles faced by working families in this country. A workplace injury causes far more than physical harm, but most workers aren’t aware of their rights in the civil legal system. We can help.

Work Accidents in the
Construction Industry

Hands down, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S. Each year, there are well over 100,000 construction-related accidents. In addition, out of all industries including manufacturing and trucking, the construction industry accounts for the highest number of work related deaths. This is due in large part to the inherent dangers involved in construction activities. From complex trench work to working at over 100 feet in the air, construction workers face many types of risks.

When work-related construction accidents occur, workers often sustain catastrophic injuries, including:

For example, a forklift strikes a worker standing nearby who suffers severe crush injuries to his arms and legs, or a roofer who falls from a third or fourth floor roof sustains multiple spinal fractures.

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The reality is that a construction accident can occur in the blink of an eye, with life-threatening or life-changing consequences. Construction sites are busy, sometimes chaotic places, with workers and machines in close proximity. Materials of every type and tools for every facet of construction are in use or stored at the site ready for use.

Proper protection and safety precautions may be lax, or ignored altogether. Time is usually of the essence at a construction site, and so there is a great deal of activity carried on at a rapid pace. The result of a single negligent act can be catastrophic in the construction environment.

Legal Rights Of Workers Injured In
Construction Accidents

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Under Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers’ compensation laws, workers injured on construction sites are usually eligible to make claims for medical benefits and lost wages (indemnity) in the event of temporary or permanent disability. However, injured workers cannot obtain compensation for pain and suffering.

Recovery Beyond Workers’ Compensation

The vast majority of injured workers will file workers’ compensation claims after a construction accident. However, only a few will actually seek legal advice from a work accident and injury lawyer. What most workers injured in Pennsylvania and New Jersey work accidents don’t know is that they may be entitled to make claims in addition to workers’ compensation.

Preparing Your Construction &
Work Accident Case for Trial

Preparing your construction and work accident case for trial means preparing evidence of the following:

Our attorneys have vast trial experience and focus on preparing each case for trial. Our firm aggressively investigates cases for all sources of financial recovery. We use the right experts and work with injured clients to obtain proper proof of the devastating physical, mental and financial effects of the injuries. We take cases to trial and win.

Pennsylvania & New Jersey Construction Accident-Injury Lawyers

Being represented by a real trial lawyer can make all the difference in your construction accident lawsuit. When insurance adjusters and defense attorneys recognize your attorney as a skilled trial lawyer, this only serves to benefit you and your case.

Our highly rated injury lawyers are known as excellent trial lawyers. In 2011, all three firm partners, Jeffrey Laffey, Paul Bucci, and Guy D’Andrea were named in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania by The National Trial Lawyers. More recently, in 2014, partners at the firm were named Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine.

At the law firm of LBK, our experienced attorneys are committed to providing quality representation and individual attention to their clients and their clients’ families. The personal injury attorneys at LBK have over 40 years of experience handling work accident cases. Combined, our lawyers have achieved well over $150 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. For the past decade, our work injury lawyers have been rated as top lawyers by Super Lawyer magazine.

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March 5, 2014
Compensation for Accidents at Work, Injured at Work in Pennsylvania

Are you eligible for compensation for your PA work accident injury case? Learn about workers’ compensation claims and how to get compensated for pain and suffering. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long.

March 5, 2014
Liability in a Construction Accident Case

Because construction sites are busy places, multiple parties may be held liable for a construction accident injury. Injured workers have the legal right to seek compensation for negligence committed by general contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, etc.

March 5, 2014
Three Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your Pennsylvania or New Jersey Construction Accident Case

Hiring a lawyer is probably the single most important decision after a catastrophic work accident injury case at a construction site in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. In addition, many injured construction workers wait too long.