Posted On: October 28, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Center City Construction Site Crane Accident Caused by Garbage Truck

A 45-year-old man working on a crane was seriously injured after his crane was hit by a Gold Medal Disposal garbage truck. Philly.com reported that the man was knocked unconscious and taken to Jefferson University Hospital.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported in 2008, there were about 969 fatalities resulting from construction accidents. These fatalities account for about one-fifth of all workplace fatalities that year. There were a total of 345 fatalities where a worker was struck by a moving vehicle.

When a third party, like in this construction accident, caused or contributed to the accident, that party may also be liable under laws that govern injuries outside the workplace. In this case, the worker may claim workers’ compensation while pursuing a personal-injury lawsuit against the third party. A third party is any person or organization that is not your employer or a co-worker, such as a manufacturer of defective equipment or the driver of a car that hit someone while they were at work. The injured employee is free to sue this party while also collecting workers’ compensation benefits.

The PA construction accident attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP are advocates for construction workers and remain dedicated to their representation in the effort of obtaining desirable results. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a construction site accident in Pennsylvania, call us for a free initial telephone consultation with a Philadelphia construction site injury lawyer.