Construction Accidents

Construction Accident Lawyers in Philadelphia Representing Victims in Pennsylvania

Over 9 million individuals work in the construction industry throughout the United States.  Due to the dangerous nature of many construction jobs, accidents result in some of the most serious personal injuries for American workers.  Physical injuries often include broken bones, loss of limbs, burns, loss of hearing, repetitive motion injuries, overexertion or paralysis.

Numerous parties may be liable for the injuries experienced by construction workers, including general contractors, property site owners, and equipment designers and manufacturers.

Unsafe Work Conditions Cause Injuries

Accidents arising from unsafe working conditions at sites include:

  • Roof, wall or floor collapses
  • Trench collapses
  • Elevator shaft falls
  • Slip/trips and falls on slippery surfaces
  • Scaffolding and/or ladder falls
  • Falling objects or debris

Accidents Can Result from Defective Equipment

Accidents involving defective equipment also often result in significant bodily injury to workers.  These types of accidents may include the malfunction of heavy machinery including:

  • Forklifts
  • Cranes and hoists
  • Aerial lifts
  • Conveyor belts
  • Dump trucks and tractors

Other Sources of Construction Site Injuries Include Car Accidents and Exposure to Hazardous Materials

Other accident injuries include:

  • Exposure to toxic materials including asbestos and silicia
  • Injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents
  • Burns
  • Electrocution

Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP Represent Workers Injured in All Types of Construction Accidents

The construction accident lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are experienced in all types of Pennsylvania and Delaware construction injury lawsuits. To assist us in preparing your accident case, remember to:

  • Keep a record of all conversations between any potentially responsible parties and yourself (including your employer and other companies, including all insuErance companies)
  • Create a time line of events, including your medical treatment dates, relating to the accident
  • Keep any and all correspondence relating to the accident, including correspondence from your employer or their insurance company
  • If you are receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits, keep a copy of all correspondence and payments statements relating to your benefits
  • Document all of your medical treatment, including doctor and therapy visits, prescriptions, and counseling made necessary by the construction accident

If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction site accident and suffered injuries, you need the experienced Pennsylvania and Delaware construction accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP to represent you.  Our lawyers will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled. Call us today at (215) 731-9900 or submit an online inquiry to set up a free consultation at our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Wilmington, Delaware office.