Negligence At Construction Sites
Unsafe conditions exist at every construction site. Often someone’s failure to exercise reasonable care creates a dangerous situation that may result in serious bodily injury to all individuals at construction sites including workers, site owners, visitors and innocent bystanders. If you have suffered injuries at a construction site due to the careless or reckless actions of another person or entity, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Common types of negligence at construction sites:
- Open or uncovered holes
- Unsecured staircases
- Malfunctioning equipment and machinery
- Loose materials and debris that can fall easily
- Faulty scaffolding
- Unsafe storing and handling of hazardous materials like silica or asbestos
- Unsafe electrical outlets and wiring
- Unstable roofs, walls and floors that can easily collapse
- Lack of safety netting, belts and harnesses for elevated workers
Catastrophic injuries can result from negligence at construction sites. These include broken bones, loss of limbs, burns, permanent disfigurement and scarring, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, injury to external and internal organs, eye injuries, loss of hearing, strains, compression injuries and even death.
Negligence claims do not require any actual intent to cause harm. Even if your injuries were caused accidentally by another, or if your own actions contributed to your injuries, you may still have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. The Philadelphia construction accident lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP assist individuals injured at construction sites and their families in obtaining compensation for their past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium and pain and suffering.
If you have suffered serious bodily injuries or if someone in your family has died as a result of negligence at a construction site, do not wait to contact the experienced construction accident lawyers in Philadlephia at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP to assist you in the investigation, litigation and settlement of your negligence claims. Negligence claims must be filed within a certain amount of time after an accident takes place. Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers have offices conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. To schedule a free confidential consultation with our skilled Philadelphia construction accident lawyers, contact us today at (215) 731-9900 or toll free at (800) 300-0909 or submit an online inquiry.