The construction industry can be a tremendously exciting field to work in. Most construction workers are self-starters and take-charge types of people. Many of them work in highly technical areas that require years of specialized training, and the compensation available to construction workers in a variety of different crafts can be very generous. For all of these positives, construction jobs are generally acknowledged as being among the most dangerous in the world. Workers face constant risks as a result of safety violations and negligence. If you have been injured in a construction accident, the Philadelphia construction accidents lawyers at Bochetto & Lentz can help. We have a record of successfully representing those injured in construction accidents and getting them the justice that they deserve.
Construction accidents can happen for a variety of reason. The most common are caused by violations of safety rules and regulations, including:
- Not providing proper training for other employees onsite.
- Not keeping the construction worksite clean and free from hazards
- Not providing appropriate protective structures such as adequate and safe guard rails, scaffolding and stairs.
- Not providing appropriate protection and shields for electrical wires
- Failure to provide appropriate warning and protection from hazards such as fire, explosions, or heavy equipment.
- Negligent use of construction equipment.
When a construction worker is hurt on the job, they are able to collect workers’ compensation from their employer, but they are not able to file a lawsuit against their worker for negligence. This does not mean that an injured individual has no recourse for the damages that they have suffered in a construction accident. Any company that is in any way associated with construction is required to follow the safety regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and as a result suits can still be filed against others who are involved in the site and the accident itself, including equipment manufacturers, contractors, property owners, architects, and more. If you have suffered an accident the Philadelphia construction accident attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz can advise you as to the possibility of filing a lawsuit against those involved, and can also help you file a wrongful death lawsuit if you have lost a loved one to a Philadelphia construction accident.
It is impossible to predict the outcome of a construction accident lawsuit, but the Philadelphia construction accident attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz have the experience and knowledge earned from having represented clients for many years. We are dedicated to using all of the resources at our disposal to make sure that accident survivors receive the compensation that they deserve for their pain and suffering, medical expenses and future wage loss. Workers’ compensation is often not enough, and that’s why you need the Philadelphia construction accident attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz. Call us today to let us review your case and tell you how we can help.
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