Pennsylvania Construction Site Accident
There are more than 7 million construction workers in the United State and every year there are more than 1,000 construction site fatalities, and hundreds of thousands of injuries – many are the direct result of safety violations. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction site accident, it is important you contact an attorney to discuss your legal options.
Construction companies are responsible for construction site safety; this includes inspections, regulations, and protocol. If you have been injured on a construction site because of negligence then you may be entitled to compensation for you claim. Often times construction sites are managed by various companies, which can make litigation thorny. Workers compensation laws across the country are highly nuanced and complicated and seeking legal advice for you claim may be beneficial. Contact the American Justice Network today to speak with a lawyer who is specialized in construction site injury litigation and compensation claims.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is responsible for making sure a construction site is safe?
A: If you are injured in or around a construction site the general contractor, property owner, and/or the subcontractor may be responsible for ensuring safety of both workers and pedestrians at a construction site.
Q: What are the most common construction site injuries?
A: Common injuries that occur at construction sites include back and spinal cord injuries from slips, falls and falling debris. Pedestrians and delivery drivers are often injured after unknowingly entering a construction site that is not properly guarded, gated, or signed.
Q: I feel like the construction site is a little too dangerous. How do I take the steps to assert my rights to a safe workplace?
A: You should first make your supervisor or boss aware of any and all dangers, both verbally and in writing. If the necessary steps are not taken to remedy the situation, you can file a complaint at your nearest OSHA office.
Q: How many construction site injuries occur each year?
A: OSHA reports that one out of every ten construction site workers are injured every year, which amount to 150,000 total accidents.
Q: How dangerous is the construction industry?
A: A 2005 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report estimated that 1,224 construction workers died on the job in a 12 month survey, which makes it the most dangerous industry in the United States.