What's a third party construction accident claim?

construction_workersConstruction sites are bustling workplaces where workers from multiple companies work side-by-side to complete a larger project.

Even if construction workers can reliably count on themselves and the rest of their crew to follow important safety protocols, they can't always expect the same vigilance from other subcontractors and workers who come and go on the job site.

When someone is injured in the workplace due to the negligence of a worker from another company, the injured worker may have grounds for a third-party personal injury claim. Unlike traditional construction accident injury claims, which must go through the state's workers' compensation system, third-party claims are pursued through the civil justice system.

This means that rather than only receiving payments for economic losses and lost wages, injured construction workers can seek compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, and other conditions.

Common types of injuries associated with construction accidents include:

  • Shoulder or knee sprains
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts or lacerations
  • Eye injuries or vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Concussions, traumatic brain injuries and other head traumas
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis and other spinal cord injuries

As one might imagine, third-party construction accident cases can be complicated. Fortunately, a seasoned personal injury attorney can help by thoroughly investigating the cause of the accident, determining the proper third-party to name in lawsuit, and examining all possible avenues of compensation.

Did You Sustain a Third-Party Injury on the Job Site?

If you're a construction worker who was injured on the job by a third party, it's important to act quickly to protect your rights. A knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney with the Accident and Injury Law Group can help you through every step of the process. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free, no-obligation initial case consultation.


Pellegrino Certa
Pittsburgh Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorney