Working on a construction site is very dangerous. While accidents can happen at any workplace, working on steel beams, scaffolding and around heavy equipment make construction accidents all too common. Construction sites can present hazards such as falls, falling objects, industrial machinery, malfunctioning tools, and more. In fact, construction accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and ten percent of construction workers endure a construction accident injury every year.
Ron and his team of experienced injury attorneys know that owners and contractors in Pennsylvania have an obligation to keep their worksites safe. Unfortunately, they also know that, too often, owners and contractors fail in this obligation. We have helped injured construction workers and their families recover from their injuries and losses for almost three decades in Pennsylvania.
TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
All construction workers face the risks of being in an accident while working in these conditions. Common types of accidents that happen in construction sites include:
Some construction accident injuries are due to company negligence. Others happen when construction companies willfully choose to violate safety regulations. In either case, the company has an incentive to hide behind insurance companies and high-priced lawyers. Our team of Bucks County construction accident lawyers help by putting his experience to work for you and, if there is no recovery, you will not pay any fees or costs.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWS IN PENNSYLVANIA
The majority of employees are covered under the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation program. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance policy that covers you if you are injured on the job. No matter whose fault it is, you can still get workers’ compensation. As a tradeoff, employers are protected from lawsuits being filed directly against them for negligence. A worker may only file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party.
Under the law, employers are required to abide by all safety standards set forth by OSHA, including:
If any of these rights are violated, employees can report the violation to OSHA, and they cannot be retaliated against.
If you have been the victim of an accident anywhere in Pennsylvania don’t get hurt twice. Dial 215-396-9660 or contact us online to put Rons’ experience to work for you or email an experienced Construction Accident attorney.