In June 2013, a building collapse in Philadelphia made nationwide news for killing six people and injuring 14 others. Yet, it was not the first and certainly will not be the last construction-related building collapse accident to injure someone, and all deserve attention. The bottom line is that these accidents should not happen. When they do, the attorneys at the law firm of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo are committed to answering the hard questions and recovering compensation for injured workers.
Email us or call 877-794-2396 for a free consultation to discuss the building collapse that injured you or a loved one. We are ready to help.
What Causes A Building To Collapse During Construction?
Buildings should not collapse during construction, and many building collapses are the direct result of some form of negligence, including:
- Negligent building design
- Foundation defects
- The use of low-quality building materials
- Too much weight on a structure
- A construction company's failure to evaluate and reduce risks during demolition
Don't Overlook Third-Party Claims
Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, you cannot sue your employer for the injuries you have sustained as a result of the building collapse, but you can bring a workers' compensation claim to recover compensation for your injuries, including your lost wages and medical expenses.
If someone other than your employer was at fault for the building collapse, we can represent you in both your workers' compensation case against your employer as well as a third-party liability claim against the negligent party or parties.
Workers are not the only people injured by building collapses. We can also help injured bystanders and their families bring personal injury claims against the parties that caused the collapse.
Can You Afford The Risk Of A Less Established Firm?
Since 2010, U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Firms Edition has rated Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo a tier-one law firm for workers' compensation in Pennsylvania. Yet, we believe our true value lies in how our clients feel about our services. We care about our clients and are devoted to being by their side every step of the way.
Can you afford an attorney who is well-recognized and delivers personal attention? Yes. In fact, you will not pay a single penny in attorney's fees unless we recover compensation in your case.
Find Out How We Can Get You Compensation
From our law offices in Philadelphia, Allentown, Bloomsburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster and Pottsville, we help clients bring workers' compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits throughout Pennsylvania. For a free consultation to discuss how our lawyers can help you obtain full and fair compensation after a building collapse accident, email us or call 570-622-8297, or toll free at 877-794-2396.