Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers Handle Claims Involving Construction Site Fatalities
Protecting Workers’ Best Interests and Rights for More Than Three Decades
When you’re on the job, your safety and well-being should be your employer’s top priority. Unfortunately, thousands of workers are injured or killed each year while at work. According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), there were more than 5,000 workplace fatalities in 2016 with more than 21% of those occurring on construction sites. Preventable accidents are inexcusable and the Philadelphia injury lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, work hard to hold negligent employers accountable for the consequences of their actions and inactions.
A Large Majority of Construction Site Fatalities are Attributable to Four Main Causes
OSHA’s analysis of fatal construction accidents has revealed that most are caused by the so-called “Fatal Four” which are:
- Being electrocuted
- Falling from equipment, scaffolding or buildings
- Getting caught in or between heavy machinery or equipment
- Getting struck by falling objects and debris
In many cases, these types of accidents can be prevented with proper maintenance of equipment and adhering to all federal and state workplace regulations and laws. The most common safety violations that OSHA encounters include:
- Inadequate fall protections
- Improper electrical and wiring systems
- Unsafe structural components such as scaffolding construction and ladders
- Unsatisfactory communication about potentially hazardous situations or components
Any one of these dangerous situations has the potential to lead to serious injuries or even death for workers.
Construction Site Injuries Encompass a Wide Range of Serious and Life-Altering Injuries
Non-fatal construction site accidents often have serious and debilitating consequences that impact your future ability to work and enjoy the same quality of life you had prior to your injury. Some of the most common types of construction site injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Bone fractures
- Lacerations, bruises, contusions and muscle tears
- Chronic pain
- Sprains and strains
- Loss of limbs
- Exposure to toxic or hazardous chemicals and materials
If you’ve been injured at a construction site, you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress and future medical bills.
For Compassionate Legal Support, Contact Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC
Construction sites are often dangerous workplaces that require a high level of skill and knowledge to safely operate. When employers are negligent, devastating injuries and even death often befall workers. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a construction incident, the Philadelphia construction accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC are ready to help you determine your best options and move forward with a solid legal strategy to recover substantial damages. We can be reached at 215-569-8488 or online. Your first consultation is completely free. Our office is centrally located in downtown Philadelphia near public transit. We offer representation to families throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.