Allentown, the state of Pennsylvania, and our nation all depend on the construction industry. To be sure, without construction and the many construction workers who labor day in and day out, our roads, buildings, and homes would not exist. Unfortunately, however, the construction industry is extremely dangerous and every year there are numerous construction workers injured or killed in construction-related accidents. What’s more, construction accidents often involve and harm third parties, such as drivers or pedestrians passing by construction zones when an accident happens.
At the law offices of van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, our Allentown construction accident attorneys are formidable and know how to fight back against construction industry players.
Common Construction Site Accidents and Injuries
Construction site accidents are often very serious and are sometimes even deadly. This industry is so dangerous due to the nature of work, the heights at which employees work, and the large objects and machinery that are used to get the job done. Some of the most common construction site accidents include:
- Falls from heights;
- Slip and falls;
- Electrocution injuries;
- Falling objects;
- Motor vehicle accidents; and
- Caught in/in-between machinery incidents.
These accidents can result in myriad tragic injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Crush injuries;
- Amputation injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Bone fracture injuries;
- Internal injuries; and
- Soft tissue injuries.
While construction workers are most often those who are harmed in accidents, it is possible for unsuspecting passersby to suffer injury as well. Falling objects are one of the greatest risks to non-construction industry individuals.
Recover the Settlement You Deserve
While the majority of construction workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, workers’ compensation may not be enough to fully compensate you for harm, nor may it be the only remedy available to you. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party, you have the right to file a third-party liability claim for damages. Our legal team is one that contractors, subcontractors, and others in the construction industry fear due to our dedication, legal acumen, and aggressive legal practices. We know how to bring forth winning claims against at-fault parties and recover the full value of settlements that our clients deserve. Indeed, we are nationally acclaimed for our work challenging players in the construction industry.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
Whether you are a construction worker who was harmed in an on-the-job accident or a passerby who was injured in a construction site incident, our lawyers want to meet with you. We know how to ask the right questions to determine what happened, who was at fault, and who should be held liable for the harm you’ve suffered. We have decades of experience in and out of the courtroom and are passionate about protecting the rights of our clients.
To schedule your free consultation with our Allentown construction accident attorneys today, please call us directly or tell us more about your accident and injuries by sending us a message. We work seven days a week and promise to handle your case with the care it deserves.