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    Working at a construction site is inherently dangerous. Construction workers are always surrounded by power tools, heavy machinery, and hazardous materials. As such, people working in the construction industry have an increased chance of sustaining severe injuries. Every year, thousands of workers suffer injuries in their workplace. The emotional and physical consequences from suffering an injury at the workplace can be overwhelming for the injured worker and their family.

    Our Philadelphia construction equipment and power tool injury lawyers at The Reiff Law Firm understand the importance of getting the compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. For decades we have been helping countless workers obtain the compensation they deserve while they focus on their recovery. After experiencing a life-threatening tragedy such as construction injury, you need the support and guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. To learn more about your injury in a free, confidential consultation, call our law offices today at (215) 709-6940.

    Why Do Construction Site Injuries Happen?

    There is no denying that construction sites are dangerous, and in places like these, accidents are likely to happen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1,500 workers lost their lives at road construction sites from 2003-2015. Generally, many factors come into play, increasing the likelihood of a construction injury. Some of the factors that may increase the chances of construction accidents include the following:

    Faulty Equipment

    Many on-the-job injuries could easily be prevented by adequately maintaining construction equipment. Faulty equipment such as machinery, tools, ladders, scaffolding, and more can cause workers severe, sometimes fatal injuries. Therefore, proper maintenance is critical to prevent and avoid accidents in the workplace. However, despite the importance of safety on the job, many employers and supervisors overlook essential safety details that sadly lead to serious workplace injuries.

    Poor Communication

    It is common to see big, heavy machinery on a construction site. Operating vehicles such as trucks and cranes requires focus, safety, and caution. Furthermore, communicating and warning before and while operating heavy machinery is in use is vital in accident prevention. Sadly, workers often fail to give their co-workers proper warnings, leading to severe accidents such as blunt force trauma and crushing injuries.

    Lack of Training

    Operating heavy construction machinery such as derricks and cranes requires skill, experience, and training. Construction machinery is inherently dangerous due to its size, power, and weight. The chance of a severe accident increases when inexperienced and untrained personnel attempt to operate these big machines. Frequently, construction equipment injury accidents can lead to devastating injuries and, in more severe cases, death.

    Common Injuries from Operating Construction Equipment in Pennsylvania

    Injuries stemming from a construction site accident can be severe and, in some cases, catastrophic. Common injuries that construction workers suffer in their work include the following:

    Electrocution

    A worker exposed to high electrical voltage can suffer significant injuries such as burns, paralysis, damage to nerves, and, in more severe cases, death. Most electrocution accidents occur due to lack of proper barriers, warning signs, and maintenance. The majority of electrocution victims could suffer extensive injuries when someone else’ negligence causes their electrocution. If you were injured in an electrocution accident due to another person’s fault, you could receive compensation for your, medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering.

    Crushing Injuries

    Working around heavy machinery can be dangerous. Power tools, heavy machinery, objects falling from cranes, and dropped construction materials can lead to crushing severe injuries. Crushing injuries are amongst the most dangerous and painful injuries a worker can sustain. One of the most common types of crushing injuries is broken bones. Mostly all crushing injuries require extensive, costly medical treatment and recovery periods and can lead to limb loss or amputation if the injury is severe enough.

    Trip, Slip, and Fall Accidents

    Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common accidents that can happen at a construction site. Many construction machines require extension cords that can lead a worker to trip and fall. Additionally, leaking oil or other spilled chemicals or runoff can cause a slip and fall accident. While slip and fall accident injuries can be mild compared to other potential dangers, they could still be life-threatening. For instance, falling backward can lead to severe damage to the back, spine, and head.

    Experienced Construction Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Dealing with a severe injury can be overwhelming and exhausting. However, you do not have to go through this on your own. A skilled and experienced Philadelphia construction equipment injury attorney could help you obtain compensation and hold the at-fault party responsible for your injuries. To learn more about your construction injury, call The Reiff Law Firm today at (215) 709-6940.

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