Injured Construction Workers Can Get Workers’ Compensation

September 15, 2016

Construction workers do some of the most dangerous jobs there are. From climbing multi-storied buildings to operating heavy machinery to navigating around power lines – and so much more – construction workers are at risk of a serious injury almost every time they step foot on a job site. If you were injured in the course of your job duties, while on the actual job site or not, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. The Philadelphia attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates can help you make a claim for benefits so you can focus on getting well, and getting back to work.

Common types of construction-related injuries

Philadelphia construction workers can suffer from a number of different injuries. Our team of Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys often helps people who have sustained:

  • Broken bones, fractures and strains from falling off of scaffolding or ladder, or from tripping and falling in dangerous work spaces
  • Crushing injuries from onsite motor vehicles or heavy machinery usage
  • Repetitive stress injuries caused by bending, reaching, or doing the same thing day in and day out
  • Overexertion
  • Chemical burns
  • Toxic exposure or inhalation
  • Electric shocks from power lines
  • Traumatic brain injuries caused by falling objects
  • Permanent loss of hearing from power tools, like jackhammers
  • Vision loss, such as from flying objects or chemical exposure
  • Loss of limb
  • Paralysis
  • Exposure to extremely high or low temperatures

Every year, construction workers are injured because their employers did not provide proper safety equipment (like goggles or safety harnesses), because of out-of-date or ill-maintained equipment, or because they (or their fellow workers) were not given the tools, education or training they need to avoid an injury. In the most tragic of circumstances, construction workers can die on the job site, or become permanently disabled as a result of their work. Larry Pitt & Associates helps families get the death benefits they need to protect themselves, and assists permanently injured workers in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits.

If you or your loved one was injured on the job and workers’ compensation is eluding you, the Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates can help. Please contact us or call 888-PITT-LAW to schedule an appointment at any of our office locations serving Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.