Construction workers often work under inherently dangerous circumstances and conditions. Workers may face various accidents during the course of their employment and the construction industry is known for its dangerous workplace accidents. Such accidents can occur due to malfunctioning equipment or even slip-and-fall accidents. However, the family members of the accident victims may have some legal recourse in Pennsylvania, as well as in the rest of the United States.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates PC have championed the rights of such construction workers who have sustained workplace injuries. With their years of experience and access to numerous medical and other experts, the attorneys may be able to present the case of their client in the most holistic and effective manner possible.
Slip-and-fall accidents are some of the most common construction accidents in Pennsylvania. Many grave injuries, including fatal injuries, occur every year due to construction workers slipping and falling from sites under construction. The Department of Labor has many detailed guidelines to ensure the safety of the workers. In the event that an employer is found to be in violation of the established guidelines, that person may be held accountable for the injury and the accident. The attorneys at our firm continually stand up against the lawyers of the employers who try and get out of paying any compensation for such workplace injuries.
Construction workers who have sustained injuries may have to incur heavy medical expenses due to the injury suffered. Head injuries, as well as fractures or spinal cord injuries, are found to be common among construction workers’ accident victims. The injuries may lead to disabilities and impairments that can result in unemployment on a permanent basis. If you have had an experience like the one that is described here, we would be happy to provide you with information that may help.