The construction industry has one of the highest occupational injury and fatality rates. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reported a slight decline in construction site injuries, 1 in 10 construction workers are still injured every year. While construction companies “talk the talk” about job site safety, they simply don’t “walk the walk”. Job site safety should be priority Number 1. Sadly, it rarely is and when safety corners get cut, workers get injured or killed. OSHA’s statistics speak to the harsh reality that construction and industrial workers are exposed to unsafe and dangerous work conditions that are preventable.
If you have suffered a serious injury while working on a construction site, gas or oil well work site or other job site, talk to an injury lawyer about your options. At Matzus Law, an experienced industrial accident or construction injury attorney will be able to discuss your rights, assist with investigating the cause, and document evidence to prove liability.
Construction site accidents often occur due to:
When you file a construction accident lawsuit, you may be able to recover additional damages that are not available under workers’ compensation, including past and future lost wages, medical benefits, pain and suffering, and more. A Pittsburgh construction accident lawyer at our law firm can review your claim and advise you on the best action to take for your case.
When you've been injured in a construction accident, it is important to take the right steps to protect your rights and to maximize your chances of a successful claim.
After a construction accident, remember to:
For more than two decades, we have been fighting on behalf of the injured to help them recover full compensation to move forward with their life. When you need a caring team to guide you through the intricate claims process, Matzus Law is here for you.
To learn more about your rights after a construction site accident, contact us.
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