Construction Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA
Injured at a Construction Site? Call The Villari Firm, PLLC!
Construction sites are inherently dangerous. Workers must use power tools
and other equipment or machinery to perform heavy labor. They may have
to work from heights on
scaffolding and ladders. They may be working with or around electrical systems. Even
if properly trained and cautious, accidents happen. Workers, passersby,
and site visitors may be seriously injured in construction site accidents.
If you or someone you know was injured at a construction site in the Philadelphia
area, do not wait to seek legal guidance from a skilled attorney. You
may be entitled to a significant settlement or award for your lost earnings,
medical care, and other injuries. An attorney with experience in construction
accident claims and lawsuits can help you determine how to recover the
compensation you need to begin rebuilding and moving on with your life.
To discuss your case with a Philadelphia construction accident attorney
with over 20 years of legal experience, call The Villari Firm, PLLC at
(215) 372-8889. We are here to help.
Construction’s “Fatal Four”: Leading Causes of Construction
Worker Fatalities in the U.S.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
approximately one-fifth of all worker fatalities in the U.S. occur in
the construction industry. Excluding highway accidents, there are four
leading causes of construction worker fatalities each year.
In 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the following “fatal
four” causes of construction accidents, which caused nearly 60%
of worker fatalities:
- Struck by object
- Caught in or between equipment, collapsing structures, or materials
These incidents may be caused by negligence, inexperience,
faulty equipment, or failures to comply with safety standards. Drug or alcohol abuse can
also cause construction site injuries. It will be important to determine
the cause in order to pursue and recover fair compensation by way of a
workers’ compensation claim or
wrongful death action.
Compensation for Construction Injuries in Philadelphia
When scaffolding accidents, ladder falls, structure collapses, and other
serious construction accidents are not fatal, they can cause
catastrophic injuries that forever alter a worker’s life. Workers may suffer from
spinal cord injuries,
amputation. The recovery of benefits or compensation will provide the only means
for a worker and his or her family to cover medical bills and living expenses
while the worker is injured and unable to work. They can even cover emotional
trauma, such as pain and suffering.
Serving Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, we at The Villari Firm,
PLLC are dedicated to helping victims of construction site accidents and
their families recover the monetary damages they need and deserve. Whether
your accident is covered by workers’ compensation or if third-party
liability means you can pursue a personal injury or wrongful death action,
we will take the appropriate course of action to help you face a brighter future.
Put a Powerful Litigator on Your Side
Attorney Heidi G. Villari is an aggressive and powerful litigator who stops
at nothing in the pursuit of justice for her clients. When you work with
our firm, you can rest assured that we will do everything possible to
recover fair workers’ comp benefits or hold at-fault parties accountable
in civil court.
Contact our team at (215) 372-8889 today to discuss your case during a
free, no-obligation consultation.