Construction can be a dangerous industry. The possibilities for injury are virtually endless: malfunctioning equipment, falling from a steep height, power tool injury, or being crushed by heavy debris are all hazards that anyone on a construction site could face while doing their job on a day-to-day basis. The potential for destructive, devastating injuries happening during the course of creating a new school, home, office or warehouse is daunting, and if you get hurt in the field of construction, your injuries could result in permanent disability, rendering you unable to work ever again. If you want to talk to a construction accident lawyer in Allentown, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are available for a consultation.
After the injury
If you were hurt while on a construction site, here is what you need to do:
- Get medical attention immediately. Do not wait until your injuries worsen; let a medical professional evaluate you and render treatment.
- Document what happened. Take pictures of injuries (or have a friend or family member do so if necessary) and write down or otherwise record a timeline of events leading up to your injury. Get the contact information of anyone who witnessed your injury happen.
- Take your documentation to a lawyer so you can work together to build your legal case.
Common types of construction injuries
Unfortunately, construction injuries are a common occurrence across work sites all over the United States. Some common types of construction injuries include:
- Dismemberment by heavy machinery
- Crushing accidents resulting in amputation
- Malfunctioning power tool causing electric shock, lacerations, or fractures
- Falling debris resulting in traumatic brain injury
- Falling off of scaffolding causing major injuries on impact
If you have experienced one of these or any other construction site injuries, contact us for a free consultation today.
Construction injury facts
According to data published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 21 percent of all workplace deaths were people working in construction. Of these fatalities, the majority were from falls. The other top 3 causes of death among construction-site-related fatalities were being struck by an object, fatal electric shock, and being caught or stuck by or in between something. Lack of fall protection was the top-listed workplace violation for construction sites.
The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help if you were hurt
If you need a construction accident lawyer in Allentown, we can take on your case. Our attorneys specialize in handling cases like yours, and we can assist you with pursuing the recovery of damages after an injury. Damages are assessed and given a dollar value based on various factors related to your case—extent of injury or disability, pain and suffering, medical care costs, and costs of daily living expenses. These damages may then be paid out to you as a cash award, which can help ease the strain of mounting bills while you are too hurt to work. Call today for your free case evaluation.