Philadelphia Construction Site Accident Lawyer

Construction work is physically demanding and potentially dangerous job. Workers are regularly exposed to ergonomic and safety hazards from manual handling, power tools and equipment, noise, confined spaces and electricity, work performed from heights, excavation, irregular work hours, and exposure to weather extremes.

The construction site is also complex and dynamic. There are multiple employers with potentially divergent safety cultures and a high proportion of self-employed workers, adding to the challenge of effectively disseminating safety information and safe practices.

Construction sites are by their nature inherently dangerous. They typically involve significant amounts of heavy equipment, lifts and scaffolding or temporary structures in a noisy environment which create potential hazards for workers and other persons who are on the jobsite.

Every year, thousands of construction workers are killed on jobsites and many more suffer permanent injuries. Many of these preventable accidents are caused by unsafe contractors who cut corners to save money and skirt safety guidelines.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is charged with assuring safe working conditions on construction sites by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, education and compliance assistance.

Common causes of construction site accidents include lack of adequate fall protection; tripping hazards from construction materials and debris; missing safety guards or protection on power tools; unsafe equipment and practices; inadequate precautions near power lines; unsafe property conditions on the worksite.

Our office has successfully handled many cases involving construction site injuries. We work with experts to investigate the accident to determine if the injury was caused by a breach in the standards of care and safety established by OSHA and other nationally recognized organizations.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a construction site accident, we can help. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation and to review your legal options.