Construction Site Danger: Construction accidents
maim and kill.
Do you need a Pennsylvania Lawyer?
What are construction site dangers? There are literally thousands of
potential hazards on a construction site. Construction sites are rife with
pitfalls caused by negligent supervisors, cost-cutting measures not meant to
save lives, rushing to meet production schedules, and lack of proper training or
bilingual training is just some of the major pitfalls.
What kinds of construction site accidents can occur? Construction site accidents
are too numerous to mention but try these on for size: forklift malfunction,
explosions, fires, slip and falls, being run over, trench collapses, roof
collapses, walls collapse, hoists failure, exposure to chemicals and toxic
substances, human transport buckets plunging or tipping over, power tool
accidents, crushed by heavy equipment, excavation cave-ins, electrical shock,
struck by crane accidents, unsafe ladders, not wearing a harness or hard hat or
other safety equipment, hit by construction debris, falls from improperly
assembled scaffolding, and the list goes on.
What kinds of construction injuries can occur? Sometimes construction
accident injuries are minor. But beware – construction workers are prone to head
injuries, burn injuries, severe wounds, traumas, dislocations, spinal cord
injuries, blinding injuries, dizziness caused by chemical inhalation, hearing
loss, broken bones and severed limbs. The construction industry is the highest
contributor of job related injuries and death on the job.
Can construction site accidents and injuries be avoided? Employees and
temporary/seasonal contract workers are entitled to a safe environment.
Construction companies are liable for not providing a safe place to work. The
construction industry is the highest contributor of job related injuries and
death on the job.
The number of construction site accidents can be reduced
through better safety practices and properly maintained heavy equipment. Workers
are not disposable. Going to work should not be considered high risk.
Why should I retain a Pennsylvania lawyer? If you become injured from a
construction site accident, the first thing to do is go see a doctor. The second
thing to do is retain a lawyer. Although your employer will most likely file a
worker’s compensation claim, you should retain a Pennsylvania law firm with a
knowledgeable track record of fighting for construction accident claims. Contact
Monheit Law for your free legal consultation today.
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