Construction sites are dangerous places where accidents easily happen. Unfortunately, many of the accidents involving construction workers result in serious, life-changing injuries or death.
The United States Department of Labor Statistics’ 2009 survey of fatal work injuries shows a total of 4,340 fatal work injuries. Of that total, 816 were due to construction accidents with 1 out of every 4 being construction laborers. Although construction is a hazardous occupation, negligent managers, general contractors or co-workers and faulty equipment leave otherwise safe workers seriously injured, out of work, or dead.
There are many commonly reported types of construction accidents including:
While this is only a few of the possible circumstances of workplace accidents, they all may cause serious injuries or death. Typical injuries include neck injuries, back injuries, head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputation. Those who have been injured and the family of those who have died because of someone else’s negligence or faulty construction equipment need an experienced construction accident attorney to fight for the compensation they deserve.
When a worker is injured on the job, there are workers’ compensation benefits in place to help workers and their families replace lost income and pay for medical bills. However, the rate of workers’ compensation has been steadily decreasing and the amount paid may not be enough to keep injured workers and their families afloat.
An experienced construction accident attorney like those at DiSandro & Malloy, P.C. will help you file a civil suit against negligent parties and fight for the compensation you deserve. We have over 70 years of combined trial experience and are dedicated to meeting the needs of injured workers with personal, individualized attention.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, contact our Philadelphia construction accident lawyers at DiSandro & Malloy, P.C. We’ll aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve for your workplace injuries.
Contact us online or call us in Philadelphia, PA at (215) 587-9900 or in New Jersey at 856-429-3700 for a free consultation to discuss your case.