Construction work can be hazardous, even when a worker is experienced, cautious, and responsible. Another worker may make a mistake, a tool may be defective and malfunction, a scissor lift may tip over, or a foreman may be negligent in enforcing appropriate safety standards. Whatever the cause behind a construction accident, a worker may be left seriously injured. Some construction site injuries are fatal.
Injured workers and their families deserve experienced and caring legal counsel. That is what we provide at Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C. Recovering the benefits and/or compensation to which you are entitled can be difficult, but our Philadelphia construction accident attorneys can help ensure that your rights are fully protected, proper procedures and timelines are followed, and your recovery is maximized.
To find out more about seeking fair compensation for your medical care and more, call (215) 608-2183. Your consultation is free and if you work with our firm, you only pay if we win.
Types of Construction Accidents
Because construction workers typically perform physical labor and must work with or around heavy tools, machinery, and electricity, the chances of an accident/injury are typically higher than for workers in other fields. In fact, construction workers account for approximately one-fifth of all worker fatalities in the U.S. each year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Our Philadelphia construction accident lawyers can help with cases involving:
- Scissor lift accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Falls from heights
- Trench and structure collapses
- Electrical injuries/electrocution
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Workers struck by falling, flying, or swinging objects
- Exposure to toxins at construction sites
- Saw, nail gun, or other tool-related accidents
A workers’ compensation claim may cover your medical care and part of your lost earnings, but if there is a third party who is responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled to much more. We can carefully review your claim to determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit against a third party, such as a manufacturer of a defective tool or piece of equipment.
Call Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C. at (215) 608-2183 or contact us online to get knowledgeable help.