Construction site accidents cause hundreds of thousands of injuries each year. In fact, construction workers have one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.
If you have been injured on a construction site, talking with the lawyers at Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP can be the best way to protect your interests and maximize the compensation you receive.
Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, attorneys at our law firm represent plaintiffs in personal injury litigation and in workers’ compensation claims. We help you take action after a construction site has injured you or a loved one. Most construction site accidents are workers’ compensation matters. Depending on the circumstances, it may also be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you have been injured on a construction site, talking with an attorney can help secure your rights as an injured worker and protect your interests.
There are many different ways that construction workers and visitors to construction sites are injured:
- Crane Accidents: If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a crane accident on a construction site, it is time to talk to an experienced lawyer and learn more about your full range of recovery options. Learn More
- Falling Debris: What do you do when someone else’s negligence leads to an injury caused by falling debris or other objects? An experienced lawyer can help you evaluate your recovery options and make sure you protect yourself. Learn More
- Falls From Heights & Scaffolding Accidents: From roofing on residential homes to window installations on multi-story office buildings, construction workers are at serious risk when something goes wrong. While scaffolding is relatively quick and easy to assemble, it can also cause serious safety problems, especially when workers are more concerned with assembling scaffolding quickly than they are with safety. Learn More
- Compressed Gases/Explosive, Corrosive or Poison Gas: There have been numerous injuries and fatalities involving workers and others who were at the wrong place at the wrong time when gas pipelines exploded. Learn More
Other Construction Accidents:
- Forklift accidents
- Defective machinery
- Heavy equipment failures
- Welding accidents
- Nail gun accidents and injuries
Vehicles like forklifts and cranes account for a large portion of construction site accidents. In fact, OSHA estimates that nearly 90,000 people are injured each year in forklift-related accidents in the United States. Many of these injuries are the result of serious, life-changing accidents. OSHA statistics also report nearly 100 forklift deaths; many of these are caused when workers are crushed between the forklift and a surface or another vehicle, or when forklifts tip over.
While studies show that most accidents can be prevented by better training, many employers fail to take the time to properly train construction workers. Holding employers accountable for the harm caused sends a clear message: Proper training on vehicle safety is critical to protecting workers.