If you work in construction, you know the many risks and threats on the job. From exposure to different metals and fumes, to climbing ladders and scaffolding, there are many threats that could mean serious injury and even death. It’s easy to get comfortable on a job site until something goes wrong and you or a loved one becomes a victim of a construction site accident.
Worker’s compensation serves to cover the cost of construction site or workplace accidents, but it doesn’t always cover all of the costs. There may be third parties involved that contributed to your injury such as equipment manufacturers and property owners whose negligence may be at fault.
Scaffolding, which is commonly seen towering over streets several stories high, causes nearly 4,500 injuries per year. This can be the result of improper planking, a support giving way, or a worker being hit by a falling object. Use of scaffolding is evasive in this industry with roughly 65% of construction jobs making use of it.
Other threats include lack of preventative equipment for roofing which can lead to falls. Combustible materials used in welding, eye protection and fire extinguishers are all components that can either work for or against users on the job site.
Injuries that are commonly sustained from job-site accidents include: - Traumatic brain injury - Spinal cord injury - Burns - Head trauma - Neck trauma - Back trauma - Paraplegia - Quadriplegia
Where you may have thought your entitlement was limited to worker’s compensation, the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner can help obtain financial recovery for your injuries related to lost wages, and medical expenses.
When you need an attorney to represent you with your legal matters, contact the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C. in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at (215) 942-2100 or contact us by submitting the form at top right.