Philadelphia Construction Site Accident Lawyers
The world is full of dangerous areas and if people are not careful around these high-risk zones, accidents will occur. Construction sites represent some of the most dangerous workplaces in America due to their heavy machinery and numerous tools. However, not only construction workers suffer from construction site accidents. Many citizens are consistently at risk of construction site accidents because construction surrounds so many places in our changing world. When these accidents are caused by a person’s negligence and injure an innocent victim, the victim should receive compensation for their suffering.
At Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, our attorneys see many cases of people who are wrongfully injured at construction sites every year. We believe no one who is wrongfully injured should have to face the consequences of an accident he or she did not cause. Our qualified lawyers will stand by those in need of strong legal representation so together we can recover the compensation they may deserve. Contact our office at (215) 875-7030 to speak with a construction site accident attorney today.
Construction Accidents FAQs
Can I hold my employer liable for my injuries?
Yes, in certain cases, your employer may be found liable for your injuries and ordered to pay compensation, but this determination and the amount they may have to pay depends heavily on their workers’ compensation insurance. An attorney can help you determine the extent that your employer is liable for your injuries. Additionally, other parties may be responsible for your injuries, such as the property owners where the injury occurred, any companies that manufactured defective equipment leading to your injury, or other contractors involved in your work. If any of these other parties were negligent or reckless and this behavior contributed to your injury, you may be able to collect compensation from them, and this compensation will not be affected by workers’ compensation. For more information or to speak to one of our skilled Philadelphia construction attorneys, please contact Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC at (215) 875-7030 today.
What are some common construction accidents and injuries associated with them?
The construction industry is a dangerous sector with some of the highest injury and fatality rates. However, though dangerous, the accidents and injuries that occur in this sector routinely happen as the result of negligent and reckless practices that could have been prevented with more care, emphasis on safety, and employee training. Common accidents include slip and falls from heights, which can result in broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and head trauma; electrical injuries, such as electric shock and electrocution; and machinery malfunction and collapse, which yields crushing injuries, broken bones, limb loss, and paralysis. Construction injuries are serious and can permanently impair victims and their ability to live and function. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, please contact Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC at (215) 875-7030 to get the help you need.
What kind of compensation can I expect from my construction injury?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive from your injuries depends heavily on the type and extent of your injury and the circumstances under which you were injured. Some of the ways you can collect compensation include the pain and suffering you endured; lost time at work; past, present, and future medical bills from the injury; rehabilitation bills; and psychiatric bills. Your attorney can help you more closely determine the amount you can reasonably expect based on your circumstances. Additionally, you may be able to collect compensation from more than one party if it is determined that more than one party is liable for your injuries. To speak to one of our Philadelphia construction accident attorneys and find out what you are owed, contact Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC at (215) 875-7030 today.
Common Philadelphia Construction Site Accidents
There are many traumatic injuries that can occur on construction sites. These injuries frequently require emergency medical services because of the dangerous equipment on these sites. Unsurprisingly, construction workers face the most risk of construction site injuries. They must rely on their employers to provide the safest work environment possible and proper safety training for their jobs. Unfortunately, many employers fail to take adequate safety measures in order to cut costs and many construction workers suffer injuries as a result. Some of the most common construction site accidents in Philadelphia include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Elevated Falls
- Crane Collapse
- Vehicle Accidents
- Falling Equipment
- Back Injury
- Head/Brain Injury
These are only a few of the numerous construction site accidents that can result in prolonged suffering for victims. Construction injuries often lead to high medical costs, lost wages, decreased earning potential, and many more costly consequences. Victims of these accidents need compensation so that they can acquire the assistance they may need in the future.
Attorney Ryan Zavodnick discusses why there are no out of pocket costs for someone who has been injured at work.