Experienced Pennsylvania Construction Site Fall Accident Attorneys Helping Victims and Families
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the single largest cause of construction industry fatalities. They found that on average, 362 workers fall to their deaths in construction site accidents every year and that these falls account for one-third of all fatal construction site accidents. Everyone knows that construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in America. Construction workers certainly understand this fact very well. They also understand that it is a construction company’s responsibility to install safety equipment that protects workers from the multiple falling hazards present on construction sites of all kinds and sizes. If a construction company fails to honor their responsibilities and a worker is killed or severely injured in a fall, the victim and his or her family may have no choice but to contact an experienced Philadelphia construction site fall accident lawyer.
The Pennsylvania construction site fall accident attorneys at personal injury law firm Cherry Injury Law have many decades of combined experience helping injured workers and their families seek damages against construction companies that have placed profits before their workers’ safety. This experience is essential for being able to understand how and why the safety lapses occurred, to determine how the fall accident could have been prevented with the right equipment and to help the victim and his or her family pursue damages. Most construction site fall accidents occur in one of the following scenarios:
- Unprotected sides, wall openings and floor holes – Required ropes and cables, which would have kept a worker standing near unprotected floor holes and open areas from falling, are not present.
- Improper scaffold construction – A mixture of different scaffolding components that do not fit properly together are used. This leads to sudden shifts and collapses that cause workers to fall.
- Unguarded protruding steel rebar – Unprotected steel rebar protrudes from floors and the ground, which trips workers and causes them to fall and become injured or killed.
- Misuse of portable ladders – Workers do their jobs on portable ladders propped against buildings at improper angles, which drastically increases the chances of the ladder shifting and causing the worker to fall.
If you or a close relative has been injured or killed in a construction site fall accident, the Philadelphia construction site fall accident attorneys at Cherry Injury Law may be able to help you seek damages against the construction company. No amount of money can replace a loved one or restore loss of function, but it can help the family pay medical bills, cover the costs of ongoing medical care, compensate them for lost wages and defray other accident-related expenses. For more information on how our skilled Philadelphia construction site fall accident lawyers may be able to help you and your family, contact the personal injury attorneys at Cherry Injury Law today.
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