Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No Fee Free Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-9-9-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-9-9-D-U-G-A-N

The many parties involved in a construction injury

If you work in the construction industry, you don't need to be told about the inherent dangers of your field. You also probably don't need to be told how important it is for you to take advantage of the benefits afforded to you through workers' compensation. What you might not know is that even if you do recover workers' compensation, you could also recover compensation if another party was responsible for your accident.

For most construction jobs, there are a large number of parties involved. Of course, your employer will always be an involved party, but depending on who owns the construction site, who the engineers for the project are, and who manufactured the equipment used in the project, your injury could have multiple responsible parties.

Imagine you are doing routine construction work on the interior of a building, and as you are drilling holes, your drill overheats and causes severe burns. If this overheating was a matter of faulty design or manufacturing, you could hold the manufacturer of the drill responsible for your burn injury. Similarly, if you are doing work on the second floor, and the floor beneath you gives way, sending you crashing to the first floor, you could hold the site owner responsible if you can prove that he or she knew about the weak floor.

Many workers' compensation cases are a simple matter of informing your employer of your injury and allowing the insurance company to review the case, but with personal injury lawsuits, you will likely need to take matters into your own hands. The responsible party may try to deny that it was responsible for your injuries, but an attorney can help you build a case to prove what really happened. If you have suffered a construction injury in Pennsylvania, and you believe that a third party contributed to your injury, consider contacting an attorney to explore the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Fax: 412-922-0801
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
125 Warrendale-Bayle Rd
Warrendale, PA 15086

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Map & Directions

Monroeville
400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129
Map & Directions

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454
Greensburg Law Office Map

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation

REVIEW US
The many parties involved in a construction injury | Dugan & Associates, P.C. a