Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania attorney, Louis P. Lombardi II, has 30 years of experience representing clients injured on the job in construction accidents.  Due to their inherent dangers, construction sites are like a magnet for injuries. Even the most experienced and cautious employees often suffer on the job injuries. If you were hurt on the job, even if it was your own fault, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including medical treatment and monetary compensation for lost wages. Depending on the situation, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for the losses that workers’ compensation does not cover. Our firm specializes in workers’ compensation claims and personal injury litigation so we are well aware of how the two areas of law interact in these situations, and can help you get all the compensation you deserve.

Workers’ Compensation 

In general, if you were injured on the job in Pennsylvania you are entitled to payment of medical expenses and additional monetary compensation. It typically does not matter how the accident occurred, even if it was your fault. Except under very specific circumstances, your medical bills and lost wages are covered, no matter what your employer may tell you. Therefore, if you were injured while working on a construction site, workers’ compensation insurance will likely cover your medical bills and lost wages.  

There are very specific rules governing the payment of medical expenses, but typically all reasonable and necessary treatment relating to you work injury is compensable. You may also be entitled to weekly or biweekly payments intended to replace wages lost due to partial or total disability. The amount of the wage loss benefit generally depends on how much you were earning in the year prior to your injury, including overtime and bonuses. For new hires, the benefit rate is based upon how much you were expected to earn. Lost earnings from a second job, if any, must also be properly considered and included. It is imperative to contact an attorney experienced in this area to ensure that you are receiving the compensation you deserve.  

Personal Injury 

Depending on how your injury occurred, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other parties involved in the construction accident. 

The legal system does not allow for double recovery, so you will not be compensated for the injuries workers’ compensation has already paid for, but you can seek compensation for the pain and suffering related to your injury. Pain and suffering are not covered by workers’ compensation, so you must file a personal injury claim to recover pain and suffering damages. We are experienced at handling both the workers’ compensation claim and the personal injury claim as a result of your work injury.

If you live in Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, or Bucks County, Pennsylvania and have suffered an injury while working on a construction site, you should contact Louis P. Lombardi II Law, LLC for a free case evaluation.  We will quickly and thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and identify all potential claims. Call us at 610.239.7600 today.