It’s no secret that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous work environments. Tragically, many construction workers have lost their lives while working on a job site. If your loved one was killed in a construction accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, our wrongful death lawyers are ready to help your family fight for the wrongful death compensation you need.

Why Choose Us?

Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Our Clients

Wapner Newman is a leading personal injury firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our award-winning trial attorneys are proud to carry a long track record of successfully recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for the injured clients we represent.

Our compassionate team fights to help you recover the compensation you need after a loved one dies as a result of construction site injuries.

Our client testimonials show that time and again, Wapner Newman’s skilled legal team changes lives by providing the compassionate representation and aggressive litigation our clients need. We know what it takes to build a winning argument in a wrongful death case, and we’re not afraid to take your case to court if negotiation doesn’t provide you with the compensation you need.

Wrongful Death Compensation After a Construction Accident

Wrongful death compensation exists to ensure you don’t suffer financially after the unexpected death of a loved one. In part, wrongful death compensation provides reimbursement for costs related to the deceased’s death, such as medical or ambulance bills and funeral and burial costs.

Wrongful death compensation can also provide you with the wages the deceased would have earned throughout their remaining lifetime. This can make a life-altering difference to your family’s financial situation, especially if you relied on the deceased’s construction wages to provide all or part of your income.

Finally, you may also qualify to receive additional compensation for non-economic damages. This compensates you and your loved ones for the mental and emotional toll of the unexpected death. Examples of this type of compensation include emotional distress and loss of companionship.

Have you lost a loved one in a construction accident? Schedule a consultation at Wapner Newman by calling (215) 569-0900. We offer free consultations, and you pay no fees unless we win.

Fault in Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Claims

Construction Accidents Make Liability Complex

Usually, there are multiple parties involved in a construction project, and any one of them could be at fault for the accident that caused the death. Our experienced lawyers can help you sort out who is at fault for the construction accident. Fault may ultimately lie with the:

  • Equipment manufacturer
  • Contractor
  • Construction site owner
  • Construction worker
  • Employer.

If someone other than your loved one or your loved one’s direct employer is at fault, you may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death claim alleging the third party is responsible for the death. For example, a manufacturer who made a defective tool that caused the wrongful death may be found liable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions you may have about recovering wrongful death compensation after a construction accident.

Who can recover wrongful death compensation?

Wrongful death compensation is typically available to immediate relatives of the deceased, such as a spouse, parent, or child.

How much wrongful death compensation can I recover?

Wrongful death compensation can cover many costs and losses. A wrongful death lawyer can help you understand your case value during a free consultation.

How long do I have to contact a wrongful death lawyer?

In both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you have two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. It’s best to call a lawyer as soon as possible.

How much does a wrongful death lawyer charge?

The wrongful death attorneys at Wapner Newman charge no fees unless and until we win your case.

You can ask additional questions during your free consultation with a Wapner Newman wrongful death lawyer.

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Wapner Newman Fights for You

If your loved one lost their life in a construction accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, Wapner Newman is ready to help fight for the compensation your family needs. You shouldn’t have to struggle financially when dedication to a career in construction results in a tragic, untimely death. We know that nothing can restore your loved one, but we fight to ensure your family isn’t burdened financially by their loss.

Call Wapner Newman at (215) 569-0900 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney.