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Can I Sue My Employer for a Construction Accident?

If your employer provides workers’ compensation benefits for an injury caused by a construction accident, you may not be able to sue your employer.

Workers’ compensation is designed to give injured employees a relatively simple way to pay their expenses without having to prove fault. If your employer provides workers’ compensation benefits, your employer is released from liability for your injury, so you cannot sue.

Although you cannot sue your employer in this situation, any other at-fault party may be liable. If your employer was not the direct cause of your injury, you may be able to pursue compensation from any other parties who contributed to your injury.

When you consult our experienced injury lawyers at Atlee Hall, LLP, we will investigate the precise cause of your injury in order to develop a legal strategy for your case. Although you may not be able to sue your employer, there may be more to your injury. Common sources of construction accidents often include:

  • Defective equipment and tools
  • Subcontractors
  • Toxic and carcinogenic substances

If parties other than your employer are responsible for the cause of your injury, that party should be held accountable for your injury-related expenses.

If you have been injured in a construction accident in Lancaster or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and want to learn more about pursuing compensation, please contact Atlee Hall, LLP to schedule a free consultation.