Construction Accident Lawyers in Pittsburgh
Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Victims Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Every day in Pennsylvania, numerous industrial, manufacturing, construction and steel workers are killed or seriously injured due to negligent conduct on the part of their employer, a fellow employee, or a third party company such as a subcontractor.
Construction and manufacturing plant accident injuries commonly are due to falls from ladders and scaffolding, crane accidents, toxic chemical exposures, asbestos exposures, falls from roofs, falls in holes without guarding or barricades, electrocutions, lack of catch nets, back injuries due to heavy lifting, and personal injuries from being hit by falling objects in steel plants, warehouses and construction sites. Many other workers are injured while using defective or dangerous equipment including scaffolding, cranes, power tools derricks, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, ladders, winches, trucks, graters, scrapers, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, as well as many other types of equipment found at or near industrial, construction, steel and factory workers.
Legal Issues in Construction Accidents
The legal issues involved with a personal injury or death at a construction site or manufacturing plant can be complicated because the owner of the property has certain duties to the injured person and the persons and companies actually involved in the work have their own duties. For example, the owner of the worksite has certain legal responsibilities under the law to maintain a safe worksite. In addition, there are usually multiple companies and individuals involved in activities at the worksite and they have different responsibilities under the law to maintain a safe worksite. Often, after an injury, it is necessary to preserve the evidence so that a proper investigation can be performed. Certainly, the representatives and lawyers of the different companies will meet and discuss the details of the accident, hire investigators and photographers to document the site. Access to the injured employee or his family to photograph the site or the equipment involved may be blocked, requiring the hiring of an attorney to intervene, protect the evidence, and gain access to the site for an investigation.
What a Construction Accident Lawyer Can Do
Once hired, an accident attorney should interview witnesses of the accident, research the ownership of the facility, and determine the names, positions, and responsibilities of all parties involved. The accident lawyer should obtain access to the facility and ensure that the evidence or accident site be preserved until it has been inspected by the injured parties’ attorneys and engineers. If an agreement cannot be reached as to the preservation of the site, a lawsuit may need to be filed and to get the court to preserve evidence. The quicker an attorney gets involved the better. Workplaces change, workers move and memories often fade. Call us now if we can help.
Contact Us Today About Your Case
Don’t continue to struggle with the medical bills and loss of income caused by your injuries without consulting a professional to determine whether your injuries could have been prevented. You may be owed money – for the financial repercussion of your injuries and your pain and suffering. Don’t wait. We will perform a free investigation of your case, hire the best experts, and obtain for you the financial compensation that the law requires. The experienced lawyers of Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh have a long tradition of winning cases resulting from industrial, manufacturing, and construction accidents. To talk with our team of skilled attorneys about your case, email or call us today.