Our Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers recover compensation for workers who were injured or killed in work site accidents. Money damages in these cases may be obtained from:

  • workers’ employers through Workers’ Compensation
  • general contractors or subcontractors and their employees
  • companies that make and sell faulty equipment
  • premises owners
  • construction site designers
  • architects

These accident cases can be very complex. They require seasoned construction accident lawyers to obtain satisfactory results. Heiligman & Mogul, P.C. can get you the justice you deserve.

Construction Industry Regulations

OSHA regulations strictly govern the industry. They cover many things, including:

  • tools
  • safety belts
  • lifelines
  • nets
  • lanyards
  • wiring
  • scaffolds
  • aerial lifts
  • cranes
  • trenches
  • motor vehicles

Despite these rules, hundreds of workers die in accidents every year. Many more are terribly injured. (Subcontractors often cause these accidents through violations of OSHA standards.)

Common Accidents

Falls account for a large percentage of accident injuries. They also cause the greatest number of construction accident deaths. Carelessly placed or faulty ladders produce many of these falls. Negligently erected or faulty scaffolding cause many others.

Other common causes of these accidents include:

  • crane, trench, and structure collapses
  • electrocution
  • fires
  • explosions
  • compressed gas and toxic substance mishaps
  • vehicle rollovers and collisions
  • nail gun and welding accidents
  • falling objects

Workers who survive these accidents may suffer from:

  • paralysis
  • brain injury
  • spinal cord injury
  • back and neck injuries
  • burns
  • limb loss

Contact our Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers