Construction Injury Attorney
in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Construction Injury Attorney in Wilkes-Barre
Injury statistics show that construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the U.S. Construction is an extremely high risk when it comes to the number of injuries and fatalities sustained on the job. According to OSHA, approximately 21% of all worker fatalities are in construction. More than half of all construction deaths are the result of what is referred to as the “fatal four.” This includes falls, struck by objects, electrocutions, and caught-in/between. If you've suffered a construction injury, you may need a construction injury attorney.
Construction injuries can be severe and might include spinal cord injuries, brain damage, internal injuries, severe burns, or even death. Construction accidents may involve heavy machinery, power tools, large vehicles, faulty electrical, or scaffolding. If you were injured in a construction accident due to someone else’s negligence, consult with an experienced construction injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Who is liable for a construction accident?
When a construction accident occurs, and someone is seriously injured or dies, responsibility may lie with different parties. This can include site or business owners, contractors or subcontractors, engineers or architects, equipment manufacturers, insurance companies, or others. Importantly, a construction injury attorney can help determine the responsible party. Construction accidents can be the result of many things, such as safety code violations, improper site design, defective tools or machinery, falls, forklift or crane accidents, scaffolding collapse, electrocution, fire, explosions, or toxic chemical exposure. A personal injury attorney can help determine the cause. After that, an experienced injury lawyer will fight for your right to compensation.
Contact an Experienced Construction Injury Attorney
Construction is extremely high-risk when it comes to the number of injuries and fatalities sustained on the job. The experienced construction injury attorneys at Distasio, Kowalski & Yelen law firm in Wilkes-Barre can guide you through the legal process of seeking compensation for your serious injuries. We will investigate and attempt to determine liability for your injuries or the loss of a loved one. Our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping construction site accident victims in Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a free construction accident case evaluation.