For the most part, we don’t think twice while walking past a construction site. Unfortunately, construction sites cause serious accidents for workers and pedestrians alike. Read on to learn more about construction site accidents in Pennsylvania and what to do in the event of an injury.
What are the Most Common Construction Site Accidents?
The majority of accidents are caused by:
- Scaffolding collapses
- Scaffolding falls
- Crane accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Nailgun accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Building collapses
- Unsafe property conditions
- Negligent management
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Blade & saw accidents
Can I Recover Compensation for a Construction Accident in Pennsylvania
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a good chance that you deserve compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof of negligence. In order to do this, be sure to:
- Call 911: The police can send an ambulance, file an accident report, and more.
- Obtain witness contacts: If anyone saw the accident occur, ask for their name and number- they may be able to corroborate your version of events.
- Document the scene: It is important to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. If possible, document the hazardous conditions that caused the accident to occur.
- Seek medical attention: Immediately after an accident, visit the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility. You should see a doctor, even if you do not feel like you have been seriously injured. It is possible to have sustained an injury without realizing it. Additionally, this will provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Medical documents can play a major role in a personal injury case, so be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant documents.
- Contact an experienced attorney: A skilled personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further evidence, including police reports and security camera footage.
- Make sure to file your claim on time: In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident in Pennsylvania, contact our firm today. We will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
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