There are many people who work in various segments of the construction industry in Pennsylvania. From highway and utility workers to those who are in charge of building homes or even large skyscrapers, all of these people perform jobs that are invaluable to the area's economy.
The least these workers should expect is that they will be safe on the job for so long as they are reasonably careful and try their best to follow the rules. Unfortunately, however, many of the best construction workers in the Altoona area still get seriously hurt on the job through no fault of their own.
An injured construction worker faces numerous financial and emotional challenges. For one, any physical injury is both painful and emotionally draining. Moreover, a worker will be expected to pay for her medical care and for her rehabilitation. Even with reasonably good health insurance, the out-of-pocket costs in this respect can still be astronomical.
Likewise, the worker may not be able to earn a living for months or even years after an injury, assuming of course that he has not been permanently disabled by the injury. While a worker is sidelined, he and his family will have to come up with funds to support themselves.
Construction accidents have a number of causes. They can involve slick surfaces, large machinery and other risks which even the most careful employee cannot avoid altogether.
In the wake of an accident, an employee may be able to recover come compensation through workers' compensation, but additional legal relief may be available as well. Our law office is adept at helping workers explore all their options for getting the compensation that they and their families need.