Construction Accident Attorneys in Philadelphia

Serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey & All of the U.S.

With the economy improving, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is busy with construction projects. From home renovations and new home construction to the building of skyscrapers and repairing of bridges, construction seemingly never stops. While these construction projects are good for the state, they do expose both workers and the general public to significant risks.

Construction jobs are among the most dangerous in the country, and each year more than 150,000 construction workers are injured and thousands are killed in construction accidents across the country. While the daily use of complex machinery, various chemical solvents, and heavy tools certainly carries an inherent risk for harm, many construction accidents resulting in injuries are caused by negligence.

The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Golomb & Honik, P.C. have more than three decades of experience recovering financial compensation for workers injured in construction accidents caused by inadequate safety precautions, faulty equipment and other negligent acts. If you were injured or someone you love was killed in a construction accident, call us at (215) 278-4449‚Äč immediately to evaluate your case.

Causes of Construction Accidents

Construction sites are rife with hazards that can cause severe injury or death in the event of negligence. Common factors in construction accidents include:

  • Defective machinery
  • Electrocution
  • Falling objects
  • Fire
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Ladder and scaffolding accidents
  • Safety device failure
  • Slip, trip and fall accidents
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Unguarded machinery
  • Forklift accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Chemical burns
  • Demolition accidents
  • Power tool accidents
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Suffocation
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals

Depending on the circumstances of a construction accident, property owners, construction companies, contractors, equipment manufacturers and architects may be held accountable for negligence.

Types of Construction Accident Injuries

As construction sites are more dangerous than the average workplace, construction accident injuries tend to be more severe than other types of workplace injuries. Common construction site injuries include:

  • Blindness
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Chemical and heat burns
  • Injuries requiring amputation
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Death

Curbing the Fatal Four in Construction

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), there are four main causes of construction deaths on construction sites. These are known as the fatal four, and they include:

  1. Falls
  2. Struck by Objects
  3. Electrocution
  4. Caught in/between

If construction companies, foreman, project managers, and contractors could eliminate those causes of construction deaths, nearly 450 construction workers’ lives could be saved each and every year.

Unfortunately, many of those deaths were the direct result of negligence by the contractors, construction companies, or other workers. Failure to properly maintain equipment, power tools, and heavy machinery can lead to dangerous and deadly accidents. Failure to properly train workers or comply with OSHA safety regulations can also lead to catastrophic accidents and injuries.

When a Third Party Is Responsible

Construction sites are usually bustling with a variety of contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, and project managers. These various companies work together to build the modern day structures we all need. When a subcontractor or other trade is responsible for the injuries you have sustained, you may be able to file an injury lawsuit against that third party for compensation.

Construction law is a complex and highly detailed area of law. As such, you need a Philadelphia law firm on your side with extensive knowledge of construction law and the resources to pursue claims against construction companies and contractors.

Contact Our Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers

If you were injured or a family member was killed in a construction accident caused by negligence, please contact Golomb & Honik, P.C. for your no-cost case evaluation. We represent clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide. To learn more about your rights and legal options, call our Philadelphia injury attorneys today at (215) 278-4449 or fill out our confidential contact form.