Construction Accidents & Independent Contractors

February 22, 2017

Construction zones are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Even when safety precautions and regulations are in place, serious construction accidents happen. Injured workers deserve to be compensated for these accidents – but when you are an independent contractor, who pays for your injuries? Baldwin Matzus, LLC LLC is here with answers.

Workers’ Compensation

In some cases, independent contractors are covered under workers’ compensation insurance. If you have workers’ comp coverage, then you can file a workers’ compensation claim to cover the injuries that you suffered in a construction accident. Make sure to have a knowledgeable Philadelphia construction accident attorney on your side to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Matters become much more difficult when an independent contractor is not covered by a workers’ compensation policy.

Third-Party Liability in Construction Accidents

In cases where an independent contractor is not eligible for workers’ comp, the contractor can still seek compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim against the liable party, such as a:

  1. General contractor
  2. Subcontractor
  3. Other construction worker
  4. Customer

As an independent contractor, you have the right to file a personal injury claim if your accident was someone else’s fault. In cases where the accident was your fault and you are not covered by insurance or workers’ compensation, then the issue becomes even more complicated and you need the professional help of a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer.

No matter who caused your accident or what kind of insurance coverage you have, you need a personal injury attorney on your side. Baldwin Matzus, LLC LLC can handle all the details and put more than 20 years of experience to work on your behalf. Call the firm today to discuss your case with a lawyer who can help.

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