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Construction Accidents

Bethlehem PA Construction Accident Attorney

Construction work in Pennsylvania can be very dangerous. In an instant, you or a loved one can unexpectedly sustain a severe injury that requires emergency medical care. Afterwards, you might not be able to work for weeks or months while recovering. And in certain extreme cases, construction accidents can result in permanent injuries or even death.

We understand how serious construction accidents are at Vellner Law, PC. That's because our law firm has worked with injured construction workers for decades throughout the Lehigh Valley. That's why we want to meet with you as soon as possible to learn more about your case.

Construction accidents often present many legal challenges. Unlike many other workplace accidents, there are often several different companies working at the same construction site. If someone from another company caused your accident, you may have grounds to file a third-party construction accident lawsuit. That's why it's essential that you have an experienced attorney review your case and explain all the legal options available to you.

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Common Construction Accidents

There many different types of construction accidents. Many accidents involve working with heavy equipment, including excavators, backhoe and forklifts. Other times, construction accidents involve smaller, powerful pieces of equipment, including nail guns, drills and saws.

In the United States, the four most common causes of fatal construction accidents are known as the "fatal four." These accidents are:

  • Caught in between objects
  • Electrocution
  • Fall from a height (including falling from scaffolding)
  • Struck by an object (including falling debris)

But there many other common construction accidents, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Trench collapses
  • Machinery accidents
  • Construction accidents involving vehicles

Even driving to or from a construction site can be dangerous. Car accidents involving construction workers are common. And many cases, such accidents occur while construction workers are working.

Why They Happen

There are many reasons why construction accidents happen. And while every construction accident is unique, there are often some similarities and common causes of construction accidents, including:

  • Unmarked hazards
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Inexperienced construction workers
  • Untrained construction workers
  • Defective construction equipment
  • Fatigue (tired construction workers often cause accidents)
  • Distraction (distracted construction workers can be dangerous)

There are many other causes of construction accidents. However your construction accident happened, it's critical that you have an experienced attorney handling your case. That's why we want to meet with you as soon as possible.

How We Can Help

Construction accidents often occur because construction companies fail to take steps to protect construction workers. And in many cases, many construction companies refuse to admit they did anything wrong. That's why you need us on your side.

At Vellner Law, PC, we believe whoever caused your accident should be held responsible for their actions. In order to achieve that goal, we work tirelessly on every case. And that starts with taking the time to listen to you and find out exactly what happened.

We will then explain all the legal options available to you and get straight to work finding the evidence you need to build a strong, legal case. Find out how we can help you. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation right now.