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, 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 experience din construction accident attorney in Philadelphia 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) 600-1363. 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 failure 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 personal injury, workers’ compensation, or wrongful death claim. Our Philadelphia construction accident lawyer can help you determine the value of your case!
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, severe burns, brain injuries, paralysis, or 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.