Moorestown Construction Accidents

Trusted Construction Site Accident Lawyer Serving all of NJ and PA

Moorestown construction accident lawyer
Working on construction sites can be very dangerous. However, the majority of construction accidents can be avoided by following simple safety rules.

As a Philadelphia construction accident attorney, John Mattiacci has represented numerous clients who have been seriously injured in construction accidents. These accidents have occurred on construction sites and on job sites throughout Philadelphia, the surrounding counties, and in New Jersey. John has represented injured constructions workers and skilled laborers in accident cases. These include carpenters, electricians, iron workers, and others in cases involving:

  • Construction site falls
  • Scaffold accidents
  • Electrocutions and electric shocks
  • Trench collapses
  • Forklift accidents
  • Burns and Chemical Exposures
  • Hearing Loss and Noise Exposure

If you or a family member has been injured in a construction accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, contact construction accident injury lawyer John Mattiacci for a free consultation. There is no fee unless we win your case.

John Mattiacci has focused his practice for years in handling construction accident cases. Our firm is very familiar with construction safety standards, including the safety standards instituted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These safety standards must be followed on job sites to help minimize the risk of injury. When safety standards are violated, the lives of workers are put in danger. As experienced Pennsylvania construction accident lawyers, we have investigated and examined construction accidents to evaluate whether any OSHA violations took place and who was responsible for any violation.

We are proud of the results our firm has obtained for clients in construction accident cases in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. John has served as lead and co-counsel in several of these cases, including:

  • $9 million recovery for a worker injured in construction site accident
  • $7 Million for a union worker injured in a trench collapse
  • $1.65 million recovery for a union sprinkler fitter injured in a worksite fall
  • $500,000 settlement for a union iron worker that suffered hearing loss on a job site

These are just a sampling of the many construction accident cases John has handled over the years.

A Word From a Client

My husband was seriously injured in an accident. It left him a paraplegic without bowel or bladder function. For nine months he lived in a rehab hospital. We had absolutely no experience with attorneys – never needed one before the accident. The best decision we made was when we called John Mattiacci. I can’t even remember the first two weeks during his surgery and hospital stay. Needless to say, we were overwhelmed. Between going back and forth daily to the rehab hospital I was too stressed to think about legal matters. John eased our minds. He led our fight, taking the stress away from me. He was so helpful in explaining how the entire process works. He handled everything while I concentrated on helping my husband heal. John gave his all to our case. His heart is as big as his mind. We could feel his genuine compassion for our family. As an example, in one of our court conferences, after John presented, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room (including the other side of the table). If we ever have a legal matter in the future, it will be John Mattiacci that we call. We could not recommend him more highly. – AB

Some of My Practice Areas

John Mattiacci frequently handles the following types of cases (among others):

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will my case be handled under the workers' compensation system?
It depends on the circumstances:

  • If you are injured while working and there is no other responsible party other than your direct employer or a co-employee, you may have a workers’ compensation claim that would be handled under the workers’ compensation system.
  • If you are an independent contractor or if you are claiming against someone other than your employer (e.g., the owner of the construction site), you also have the option of filing a separate third-party personal injury claim or lawsuit.
  • If you were injured by a defective product (e.g., construction equipment), you will need to file a product liability lawsuit, but should have all potential claims evaluated by an attorney.

It should be noted that many people who are injured on a construction case may have both a workers’ compensation claim and a separate third-party personal injury case. Simply being eligible to receive benefits through workers’ compensation does not stop you from bringing a personal injury claim against anyone other than your employer that may be responsible for your injuries.

What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor?
An independent contractor enjoys far more independence in his duties than an employee. Employees have employers, while independent contractor have clients. An example of an independent contractor would be a plumber who you call to fix your sink.

What are the main differences between workers' compensation claims, personal injury claims, and product liability claims?
It works like this: Workers’ compensation: You don’t have to prove negligence, but you are not entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. Personal injury: You must prove negligence, but you can also claim compensation for pain and suffering. Comparative fault may apply. Product liability: You don’t have to prove negligence, and you can sue anyone in the product’s chain of distribution such as the manufacturer or seller.

What is comparative fault?
In both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, your damages can be reduced proportionately if the accident was partly your fault (by 25%, for example).You will receive no damages if the accident was 51% or more your fault. Comparative fault does not apply to most workers’ compensation claims.

What are my options if my spouse was killed in a construction accident?
It depends on who was responsible:

Depending on the facts of the case, there may be both workers’ compensation benefits available in addition to third-party personal injury claims.

How will OSHA regulations affect my claim?
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations set safety standards for the construction industry. Proving that the defendant violated a safety regulation can help you win a negligence claim.

The insurance company wants access to my entire medical records. Should I authorize this?
No. Insurance companies employ many strategies to avoid paying claims. If you grant this kind of access, they will comb through your medical records looking for an excuse to deny your claim (a pre-existing injury, for example). You should speak to an attorney before authorizing an adverse insurance company from getting a blanket authorization to obtain any records.

Can I afford to hire a lawyer?
You can afford to hire me. I will charge you absolutely nothing in legal fees until I win compensation for you and your money actually arrives. Since my fee is based on a percentage of the amount we recover for you, we only get paid if we recover money in a settlement or verdict. So any money paid to our firm will come from what is paid by the defendants.

About John Mattiacci

John Mattiacci is a fighter, by nature and by trade. He absolutely will not allow anyone to take advantage of his clients, either in court or at the negotiating table. He began practicing law in 2002, and he has accumulated quite a number of accomplishments and professional honors, including:

  • Recovery of nearly $50 million in personal injury damages over the last five years alone
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (one percent of lawyers qualify)
  • AV Pre-eminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • National Champion of the AAJ Trial Advocacy Competition

Act Quickly, Act Decisively

The longer you wait to file a claim, the harder the claim will be to win. Eventually, the statute of limitations will catch up to you. If you have been injured in a construction accident, or if your loved one has been killed in such an accident, you are going to need expert legal representation to guide you through the legal maze that that you will face.

Click here to contact John Mattiacci and the attorneys of Mattiacci Law, LLC for a free consultation on these or any other areas of practice.  You can also call my toll-free number at (866) 617-0050.

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Moorestown Personal Injury Lawyer John Mattiacci will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. There is no fee unless we win your case.

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