Construction Accident Lawyers New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Construction is the most dangerous occupation in the United States. Only stringent safety practices, advanced fall protection programs, and excellent management on the jobsite prevent devastating construction accidents from injuring, disabling, and killing large numbers of workers. Unfortunately, not every jobsite benefits from such safety practices and management. When Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey construction workers suffer an accident, the lawyers at The Locks Law Firm are prepared to carry out construction accident litigation against those liable for lapses in on-the-job safety. Choosing the right lawyers can change your life, so choose wisely – choose The Locks Law Firm.
Falls from Heights and Slip and Fall Accidents in Construction
A construction site is filled with conditions for a slip and fall accident. Our lawyers can help you conduct a lawsuit against jobsite managers, property owners, other subcontractors, equipment maintenance and manufacturing professionals, and others responsible for dangerous working conditions. The law of liability in this area is quite complex and requires the assistance of an experienced lawyer in this field.
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If you fall from a ladder, scaffolding, or other elevated platform on the jobsite, you may be very seriously injured. Injuries in construction falls occur to the limbs, the trunk of the body and to the head and neck. Our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey area construction accident lawyers can help you secure appropriate compensation if you are injured or disabled by such an accident.
Ladder accidents are among the most common of construction accidents. Whether they involve falls from extension ladders, step ladders, job built ladders or rope ladders, their impact can be devastating. Often these accidents could have been prevented had adequate equipment been supplied, or reasonable maintenance been done, including the replacement of worn ladders. If you are injured in a ladder fall, it is very important to get and retain possession of the ladder and the failure pieces before contacting a lawyer as soon as possible, in case an investigation of the work site where the accident occurred would be beneficial to your case.
The failure to provide a fall-protection system for a construction site can be the responsibility of the owner, the general contractor, or a sub-contractor. The failure to use OSHA-compliant scaffolding with required guard railing or the failure to properly erect scaffolding results in many injuries each year. Many jobs require workers to work at considerable height, which may require the use of fall protection harnesses to prevent free fall. The use of barricades and warning signs where there are openings in roofs or other elevated walking surfaces is necessary to prevent severe injuries on construction sites. Many other products or conditions give rise to construction claims including tools such as saws and nail guns. When serious injuries occur, your rights under workers compensation and potential third party claims should be evaluated and pursued with an experienced lawyer.
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Cement becomes caustic when mixed with water for pouring. When it comes into contact with the skin, it causes serious alkaline burns. This type of construction accident can lead to lost time at work, lost pay, and expensive medical bills that may cause serious financial problems for victims. Workers frequently don't realize that when they become exposed to wet concrete, even through their clothes, it is important to stop the exposure as quickly as possible as skin burns can become deep and permanent if they are allowed to remain. Construction accident lawyers can help you to determine if you have a workers compensation claim, or a claim against a party other than your employer for a serious alkaline burn caused by wet cement on skin.
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Contact The Locks Law Firm
You can reach The Locks Law Firm at any time to discuss a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey area construction accident. Contact our lawyers today to discuss your injuries with the appropriate professionals.
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Contact our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania practice, our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office, or our New York, New York office for construction accident lawyers with the experience needed to handle your case.