In spite of safety precautions, construction accidents are a common occurrence at construction sites across the country, mainly due to the nature of the work, which often involves on a daily basis, hazardous and life threatening conditions.
While our lawyers at The Law Offices of Creedon & Feliciani deal with some construction defect cases, the majority of cases we handle require knowledge and experience in plaintiff or defendant representation of parties involved in construction site accidents.
A number of dangerous conditions may result in construction accidents, some of which include:
- Falling structures
- Defective scaffolding
- Improperly constructed/assembled scaffolding
- Unsafe ladders
- Holes in flooring
- Defective forklifts
- Irresponsibly operated cranes and/or or other machinery
- Malfunctioning valves
- Irresponsibly operated forklifts
- Falling loads
- Failing to shore in an excavation
- Trips or falls over material left onsite
- Equipment injuries (welding rods, electrical devices, etc.)
Liability for Accidents
Because state workers’ compensation laws generally limit recovery of damages, prevent lawsuits against employers, and often do not sufficiently compensate for injury in construction site accidents, injured workers may seek compensation from other sources of liability. The degree of pain and suffering as well as the high costs of long-term injuries may necessitate third-party personal injury claims.
Frequently, companies are involved in work being done at a construction site, including contractors, sub-contractors, and property owners, along with property management and construction company employees. Fault or negligence on the part of any of these third parties, as well as defective equipment which would place liability on the manufacturer, would allow for personal injury claims against any or all to recover damages.
Our lawyers at The Law Offices of Creedon & Feliciani, P.C. have extensive knowledge of building codes, state and federal regulations governing construction sites, in addition to years of effective litigation experience. Because of our years of experience, we are able to provide quality legal representation for plaintiffs as well as defendants in construction claims. Our use of professionals and experts to inspect worksites, gather and preserve evidence and identify critical witnesses proves invaluable in successfully representing these types of cases.
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If you would like to discuss your concerns regarding construction site injury or liability please call (610) 239-9630 to arrange a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer at our firm. Plaintiff injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. Defense liability cases are subject to a fee schedule offered at competitive rates.