By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire
In my previous blog post, I discussed the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, the requirements of a contractor, and the remedies of a homeowner when there is a dispute about the work performed. But what about injuries caused by defective workmanship by a builder or subcontractor? What happens when a building is not properly designed by an architect or engineer? In certain circumstances, if a contractor or construction professional fails to follow the required building codes, and that failure leads to a collapse, fire, or other defect in construction that causes injury, an injured party may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Recovery is not only possible for work by a contractor in your own home, but also commercial properties, residential facilities, or your workplace.