Construction Site Accidents

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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 job site benefits from such safety practices and management. When 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.

Falls from Heights and Slip and Fall Accidents on Construction Sites

A construction site is filled with many conditions that may cause a fall from heights or slip and fall accident. Our lawyers can help you pursue a lawsuit against job site managers, property owners, 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.

Ladders and Scaffolding Accidents

If you fall from a ladder, scaffolding, or other elevated platform on the job site, 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 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York construction site 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 performed, 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.  

The failure to provide a fall-protection system for a construction site can be the responsibility of the owner, the general contractor, or a subcontractor.  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 heights, which may require the use of fall protection harnesses to prevent free falls. 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.

Cement Burns

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 at the Locks Law Firm 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.

Contact a Locks Law Firm Construction Site Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to compensation, including damages for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. Contact the Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York Offices of the Locks Law Firm today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Construction Site Accident Lawyer.

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