Regardless of how one analyzes the statistics, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the U.S. With approximately 800 on the job fatalities annually, and thousands of injuries ranging from minor to severe and disabling, the work of masons, carpenters, iron workers, electricians, plumbers, heavy equipment operators, roofers and other workers in the construction industry can be – and too often is – extremely hazardous.
The construction industry, government agencies, unions and construction workers have worked diligently to reduce the risks associated with the industry. Despite these efforts, hazards on and around construction sites are everywhere. Slips, falls, trench cave-ins, electrocution, injuries and fatalities caused by heavy equipment, serious injuries from tools such as saws and welding torches, explosions, weather-incidents, and exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos all make construction one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S.
Given the nature of the tools and the work, and the potential for serious bodily harm or worse, construction accidents often are life-changing events for victims. Thousands of construction workers each year are left permanently disabled, often unable to work due to on-the-job accidents. And hundreds of families each year experience the death of a loved one caused by a construction-related accident.
Certainly, reputable and professionally operated construction companies carry insurance coverage for these accidents, and building trade unions in many cases also provide insurance for members. Still, the effects of a construction accident can be permanent, life-changing and financially ruinous.
The personal injury attorneys of Pressler, Senftle & Wilhite have decades of experience representing workers who have suffered injuries and the loved ones of those who have wrongfully died as the result of construction accidents. We have deep knowledge of the regulations governing construction safety, and a thorough understanding of proper safety protocols that should be in place to protect every worker and minimize the risk of injury or death.
In short, we take every possible step to ensure our clients have a complete, in-depth understanding of their legal rights as well as the strengths and weaknesses of their legal position.
Our attorneys know the law and the courts, and have successfully represented hundreds of clients and their loved ones in construction accident cases. We are committed to providing you with clear, to the point, and accurate information based on the specifics of your case, and we’ll make sound recommendations as to your legal options.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, contact us today and get the legal counsel you need.