Construction accidents are among the most catastrophic and often the deadliest, and it is easy to see why. Construction sites are rife with defects that pose a risk to workers, including strewn debris, holes in the floor, and poor lighting, just to mention a few potential hazards. In private industry, one out of five—or 20 percent—of all worker fatalities in the United States in 2019 alone were in the construction sector, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Workers involved in construction accidents are oftentimes left with lifelong injuries, disabilities and deficits, disfigurements, and scarring that they must deal with forever.
If you or someone you love has been touched by the trauma of an accident on or around a construction site, then you have a right to just and fair compensation. Reach out to your construction accident attorney right away for caring, compassionate guidance, and counsel.
OSHA is the governmental agency tasked with holding employers—including those in the construction industry—to specific standards. When employers fail to meet these standards, they can face sanctions from OSHA. In 2020, the top OSHA violations involved deviations from standards in:
When construction companies and their representatives fail to follow OSHA guidance such as by providing the right safety devices and gear to prevent workers from becoming harmed, they may find themselves on the losing end of a construction site accident claim. Claimants may be able to collect damages ranging from lost wages and medical bills to pain and suffering.
Although construction workers face all types of unsafe situations working at a typical construction site, there are common types of accidents that seem to crop up again and again. These include:
From broken bones and paralysis to traumatic brain injuries, burns, and lacerations, being injured is scary and frustrating. In Pennsylvania, there is a strict timeframe during which accident victims must file their claims or risk losing out on the compensation and justice they deserve for their injuries—and the chance to hold all responsible persons and entities accountable for their negligence.
Do not wait to file your claim. Reach out to the Media construction accident attorneys with the Dan Doyle Law Group for the help you need to start rebuilding your post-accident life. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730.