Construction site accidents cause hundreds of thousands of injuries each year. In fact, construction workers have one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. If you have been injured on a construction site, talking with the lawyers at Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP can be the best way to protect your interests and maximize the compensation you receive.
Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, attorneys at our law firm represent plaintiffs in personal injury litigation and in workers' compensation claims. We help you take action after a construction site has injured you or a loved one. Most construction site accidents are workers' compensation matters. Depending on the circumstances, it may also be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact us today or call our office at 570-826-5600 to schedule a free consultation with a construction site accident lawyer at our firm.
There are many different ways that construction workers and visitors to construction sites are injured:
Vehicles like forklifts and cranes account for a large portion of construction site accidents. In fact, OSHA estimates that nearly 90,000 people are injured each year in forklift-related accidents in the United States. Many of these injuries are the result of serious, life-changing accidents. OSHA statistics also report nearly 100 forklift deaths; many of these are caused when workers are crushed between the forklift and a surface or another vehicle, or when forklifts tip over.
While studies show that most accidents can be prevented by better training, many employers fail to take the time to properly train construction workers. Holding employers accountable for the harm caused sends a clear message: Proper training on vehicle safety is critical to protecting workers.
If you have been injured on a construction site, talking with an attorney can help secure your rights as an injured worker and protect your interests. Contact any of our northeastern Pennsylvania offices in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton or Hazleton for a free and confidential consultation with a lawyer. For our clients' convenience, we also offer home or hospital visits to seriously injured clients.
Richard Russo is the contributing attorney to this content.