At the Killino Firm, we know construction accidents. Our Philadelphia construction accident lawyers have handled a wide range of injury and death cases involving construction injuries. We recognize the devastating and traumatic effects a construction accident can have on an entire family, and we strive to ensure injured workers are highly compensated for their losses.
If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury or death in a construction accident, contact the Killino Firm for experienced and aggressive legal support.
Types of Construction Accidents
Filled with dangerous equipment, construction sites are full of ‘accidents waiting to happen.’ It is extremely important for construction workers to perform their tasks in safe manner, and for employers to provide a safe work environment. Some common types of constructions accidents include:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Constructions site slips and falls
- Fires and explosions
- Crane accidents
- Fork lift accidents
- Structure failure
- Building collapses
- Elevator accidents
- Trench collapses
- Defective, faulty equipment
When a construction accident can be tied to negligence or recklessness by the employer, employee or another person or entity, the injured worker will likely be entitled to seek compensation for his or her physical injuries and pain and suffering.
Construction Accident Reports/Statistics
Following are some statistics related to construction accidents:
- Falls are the leading cause of construction site deaths
- Scaffolding accidents account for roughly 50 deaths and 4,500 injuries each year
- Forklift accidents account for approximately 100 deaths and 95,000 injuries each year
- Stairway and ladder falls account for about 36 deaths and 24,882 injuries each year
Construction Accident Investigation
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction accident, you owe it to yourself to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Killino Firm who conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to determine fault.
At the Killino Firm, we have the resources and the skills to thoroughly investigate the accident and will fight aggressively to expose any wrongful conduct. For instance, we will investigate to determine whether your employer provided you with the necessary protective gear and safety equipment to prevent injuries. If any negligence is discovered, we will fight aggressively to ensure you recover the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
For information about your own circumstances, contact the Killino Firm today.