In Pennsylvania, construction work plays a vital part to both the economy and the workforce. Well over 200,000 people work in Pennsylvania’s construction industry—the latest data from the United States Department of Labor estimates a number close to 230,000. As vital as construction work is to Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, it can be a dangerous occupation. Construction fatalities are regularly the leading work-related fatality in Pennsylvania. Injuries and fatalities within the construction industry are usually not the fault of the worker being injured; rather, it is due to the negligence behaviors of others or the hazardous environment said worker is forced to work in.
If you or a loved one were recently involved in a construction accident, you are likely suffering from injuries, costly medical bills, and an inability to work. You may also be facing the difficult decision of pursuing a claim against your employer. As difficult as it may be, you should contact an Erie construction accident attorney. An experienced attorney can help you navigate every aspect of your situation. Attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman have over 170 years of experience to draw from. They also have a near perfect success rate of 99.9 percent. We understand you are going through a difficult time. Our legal team can help.
In Pennsylvania, there are a number of construction accidents that occur frequently.
Some of the most common include the following:
Slip and fall injuries: Slip and fall accidents occur regularly on construction sites due to the worksite being ill-maintained.
Falling from an elevated place: If your employer places you in a dangerous position working from an elevated place without proper safety precautions, it is likely that an injury will occur.
Repetitive motion injuries: Often, construction worker are forced to perform the same motion for hours on end. Repetitive motions can lead to debilitating injuries.
Injuries accrued from a falling object: Working around scaffolds, elevated places, and power equipment is common on construction sites and increases the likelihood of injuries from falling objects.
Injuries accrued from being struck by an object: With all the moving parts and heavy machinery, a poorly managed construction site is a breeding ground for injuries resulting from being struck by an object.
Injuries accrued from a hazardous work environment: Collapsing scaffolds, explosions, crushing accidents, falls from elevation—all of these injury-causing instances can arise from a poorly maintained construction site.
Many serious injuries can arise from construction accidents. Common construction accident injuries include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, ligament tears, heatstroke, and many others. After any construction injury, you should seek medical attention and send a written injury report to your employer.
After reporting and tending to your injuries, you should contact an Erie construction accident attorney. An experienced attorney can provide the counsel and representation necessary to obtain compensation on your behalf. Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman attorneys have years of experience dealing with a variety of different construction accident cases. Contact us today for a free consultation.