Working in the building trades poses several dangers, among them the risk of working with defective equipment. Three of the 10 most common workplace violations cited by the U.S. Occupational and Health Administration – unsafe ladders, scaffolding, and machinery – may be related to defects. So too might injuries caused by forklifts, cranes, extractors, power tools such as saws, drills, and sanders, and any other piece of equipment used in the construction industry.
One in five worker deaths occurs in the construction industry. In addition to fatalities, many construction accidents result in catastrophic injury including:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Burns and Electrocution
When you or someone you love sustains an injury in a construction accident from defective equipment or for any other reason, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to get a full view of your rights and options.
Can I File for Workers’ Compensation?
Not all construction workers are covered by workers’ compensation. Even those who are may have a right to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit when defective equipment causes an injury.
Understanding all your options helps ensure you are making the best choice for your specific circumstances.
Kline & Specter, PC: Dedicated to Workplace Safety
Kline & Specter has secured several major victories for victims of workplace injury including the largest-ever reported settlement for a single-victim employee fatality in the nation’s history and a $30 million settlement for a worker who fell from a cell tower when his tether became dislodged.
But as important as seeking justice for victims, we fight for safety improvements that can help prevent similar accidents from happening in the future. We believe that, in matters involving safety, it is important to seek both financial resolution and changes to policies that can help protect the lives and livelihood of workers.
Our dedication to affecting safety improvements benefits our clients and society at large and is a key component of our firm’s larger goals.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a construction accident caused by defective equipment or any other issue, we may be able to help. Please call 215-772-1000 to schedule a free evaluation of your case consultation with Kline & Specter. We maintain offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. When applicable, our firm also works with local attorneys in other jurisdictions.