Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Construction accidents injure or kill thousands of workers every year. In fact, construction workers account for one in five workplace fatalities in the United States. These accidents occur when the safety engineers and safety programs that construction companies are obligated to enact are either negligent or simply absent. No matter what the cause or nature of the injury, the worker is entitled to some kind of compensation. A construction accident attorney diligently pursues these claims to ensure injured workers are awarded money for any and all damage suffered.
Certain circumstances assign liability to a third party for job-site injuries. The owners, architects, contractors, and equipment manufacturers can all be held liable for accident’s arising from insufficient safety measures. General contractors, as well as all subcontractors, are responsible for providing appropriate safety provisions that ensure a construction site is reasonably safe.
They are obligated to:
warn of possible hazards on the site;
hire employees who will use caution while working;
coordinate job safety;
check that all safety specifications are followed.
The Delaware personal injury lawyers at our firm serve accident victims throughout Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania. This includes Wilmington, Newark, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Brandywine, Fairfax, Talleyville, Kennett Square, Chester, West Chester, Coatesville, Media, Upper Darby, Malvern, Phoenixville, Avondale, Downingtown, Broomall, Bear. Glasgow, Middletown, Odessa, Smyrna, Townsend, Dover, Milford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Seaford, Laurel, Dagsboro, Lewes, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and Ocean View, Delaware.