The US Occupational Safety & Health Administration estimates that workers in the construction industry make up only about six percent of the total US workforce, but account for more than twenty percent of all job-related fatalities.
Jobs at construction sites are dangerous. Construction jobsite injuries range from broken bones and burns to spinal and brain injuries. The worst injuries can lead to lifelong disabilities or death.
Aversa & Linn represents construction workers and their family members in cases involving accidents and injuries at jobsites.
Our attorneys have handled a broad range of construction injury claims, including those arising from:
- Falling objects
- Dangerous or defective tools
- Crane accidents
- Structural and scaffold collapses
- Toxic fumes
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Electrocution and burns
- Inhalation and chemical exposure
- Unprotected holes
- Defective ladders
- Forklift accidents
- Excavation accidents
- Crush injuries
- Eyesight injuries
- Hearing Impairment or Loss
Jobsite Accidents Can Generate Multiple Claims and Additional Defendants
Serious injuries can result in expensive medical and rehabilitation bills, lost wages and extended periods of disability. Workers’ compensation often pays for medical bills and lost earnings, but the workers’ comp system will not provide a recovery for pain and suffering, embarrassment, humiliation and loss of life’s pleasures. A personal injury claim through the courts can provide you with the missing compensation needed to make you whole.
At Aversa & Linn, we handle both workers’ compensation claims (when you are hurt while working for your employer) and personal injury cases (when you are hurt because of the negligence of an individual or company that is not your employer). Many of our construction accident cases also involve premises liability and products liability claims.
Visit our Workplace Accidents page to learn about our cases involving injuries sustained by workers in offices and at other non-construction jobsites.
A construction project should be a safe environment for all workers, visitors and members of the community. When your safety is jeopardized and you get hurt, we will fight for you.
We know that accidents at a construction site can be disruptive and life-changing. Our lawyers and staff are ready to assist you as you recover from your pain and suffering, monetary losses and medical expenses.
In addition to your employer, we will investigate whether other parties could be liable for your injuries, including:
- General contractors
- Property owners
- Construction or jobsite managers
- Manufacturers of building materials and other products
Our team will analyze and develop a strategic plan that is specific to your case to keep it moving forward and get you results as quickly as possible. We will be in constant communication with you throughout the development of your case and always provide access to our team of attorneys and case managers. This high attention to detail and constant flow of information allows us to maximize your recovery.
If you have been injured at a construction site call us for a free consultation at 215-751-1717. If a family member has died because of possible negligence at a construction site, call us to discuss whether a wrongful death claim can be made.
Roofer Falls from Height
Eight-figure settlement for roofer who fell multiple stories due to negligently designed construction equipment. Settlement set a record for the largest personal injury settlement in Philadelphia County history at the time.
Painter Falls from Construction Lift
Multimillion dollar settlement for union painter who fell to the ground as the result of defective construction lift.
Accident Involving Portable Toilet
Large monetary settlement for construction worker against portable toilet company for negligently positioning stall in close proximity to street traffic.
Permanent Injuries from Stepping on Nail
Multimillion dollar settlement for worker who stepped on an open nail at a construction site which resulted in permanent disabling injuries.
Painter Injured by Excavation Site Collapse
Large monetary recovery for union painter severely injured in a construction zone when planks covering an excavation site collapsed and caused a fall resulting in spinal injuries.