A construction injury lawyer notes that a man who allegedly suffered injuries after he was crushed by a 50-foot metal pole at a construction site is seeking more than $50,000 in damages from a defendant he claims failed to properly inspect the equipment in use at the site. Many times following a severe job site accident, workers’ compensation benefits are not enough to cover all of the damages sustained by an injured worker and their families. When an on the job accident is the fault of a party other than the employer, a construction accident lawyer can help workers recover additional compensation for their injuries.
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Lawsuit: Unsecured Four Thousand Pound Pipe Crushed Plaintiff
A man who was working as a pile driver seeks damages from multiple defendants related to the accident that occurred at a New Jersey jobsite. According to The Pennsylvania Record, the plaintiff was seriously injured when an unsecured, 4,000 pound steel pipe rolled off the back of a commercial truck at the jobsite, crushing him. The victim asserts that his injuries occurred because Jacobs Engineering Group, a defendant in the case, did not properly inspect the equipment for quality. KMK Enterprises is also named in the lawsuit.
The victim’s accusations also include strict liability charges, and he seeks compensation to cover compensatory damages, delay damages and interest, and allowable costs of the lawsuit. Further complicating matters related to the incident is a question regarding jurisdiction. Though the accident occurred within New Jersey state lines, where KMK Enterprises is based, the lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania, and attorneys for KMK Enterprises argued Pennsylvania therefore didn’t have jurisdiction. Attorneys for the plaintiff assert that the lawsuit should continue, noting that the company has a corporate base within Pennsylvania state lines, the website reported.
Workers’ Compensation May Not Be Enough
When an employee is injured in a job site accident, usually the employer will have workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation covers medical expenses and provide some reimbursement for lost wages, but often this compensation is not enough to cover all of the losses experienced in a severe construction site accident.
When a party other than the employer is responsible for a job site accident, additional compensation can be recovered. Property owners, general contractors, and manufacturers of industrial equipment can all be held responsible to on the job and workplace accidents.
If a party other than your employer caused your injury, a construction injury lawyer can help you recover compensation beyond your workers’ compensation.
How a Construction Injury Lawyer Can Help
Construction accidents often cause severe psychological, financial, and physical pain for victims and their families. Extensive medical bills, permanent injuries, and dealing with the trauma of a serious injury can have a significant impact on one’s life. Compensation that may be recovered if there are injuries associated with a construction accident include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, mental anguish, and suffering resulting from an injury
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a loved one is killed in a construction accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a construction accident may be able to pursue one or more claims with the help of a construction injury lawyer, including wrongful death, product liability, personal injury, and workers’ compensation.
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