Construction and Work Accidents
When the stakes are high, turn to attorney Richard A. Jaffe
Every contractor, electrician, carpenter, plumber, foreman and every other type of construction worker understands the day-to-day dangers of the construction industry. In fact, laborers account for one of the highest proportions of on-the-job injuries. Construction accidents happen every day, often leaving workers unable to pay for medical bills and unable to return to work for months, or even years, after an accident.
For more information about dangerous occupations, read our page High Risk Jobs and Workers Comp Claims.
What types of accidents can happen at construction sites? At the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC, we understand that a number of hazardous situations can lead to injury:
- Falls from ladders, roofs or scaffolding
- Forklift, crane or bulldozer accidents
- Malfunctioning equipment injuries
- Heavy lifting injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Electrocution accidents
- Welding burns
- Toxic exposure to chemicals
- Vision or hearing loss
- Fire, explosion and burn injuries
You can also learn more about common construction accidents on our page devoted to this subject.
What Causes Construction Site Accidents?
Construction sites are among the busiest and most dangerous places to work. In many instances, safety violations or a lack of protective gear on construction sites can lead to serious injuries. Employers have a moral and legal responsibility to provide workers with every form of safety gear necessary to complete a task. Equipment needed to complete a task - from power saws to forklifts and other heavy machinery - must be properly maintained and inspected before use.
The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC understands the catastrophic effect a construction or workplace accident can have on your life. We also know that obtaining compensation for these accidents can be difficult, even when Pennsylvania workers' compensation laws exist to protect the rights of injured workers. That's because insurance companies will often stop at nothing to downplay your injuries.