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Receive compensation for your work-related injuries
Hazard comes with the job. In most hazardous work establishments, thousands of work-related injuries occur to the detriment of unprotected employees. Faulty materials, substandard equipment, inferior machines, and poorly made gadgets usually trigger work related accidents. Often, employees are not properly compensated leaving them helpless from the costs and expenses that go along with the required medical treatment.

The law mandates that employers provide a working environment that is conducive for proper working conditions. It behooves them to install safety mechanisms to avoid work related injuries. They have a duty to their employees to ensure that the workplace is fully compliant with existing labor laws and that defects are properly remedied.

If you have experienced injury at your workplace, you should be vigilant of your rights. Get the best legal representation from a credible injury attorney. The highly competent lawyers at Swartz SC Culleton PC in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia are there to protect your rights.

At Swartz SC Culleton PC, we are proud of our solid record in litigating work related injury. Our core expertise lies in the prosecution of work related torts such as slip and fall, death owing from electrocution, accident from defective tools and scaffolding, injury from weak scaffolding and other similar construction accidents.

Be indemnified with the highest value
Securing proper legal representation can make sure you are properly compensated for your work related accident. The lawyers at Swartz SC Culleton PC can guarantee the high indemnity and compensation that you rightly deserve. Set an appointment with us by calling at 215-550-6553 and let us know how we can be of help.

Construction Accidents Overview

By their nature, construction sites can be hazardous work places  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 1,000 workers will suffer a work-related fatality this year and many will suffer from debilitating injuries, most of which could have been avoided. Although construction workers are skilled and are conditioned in basic safety safeguards for handling perilous materials and proper machine operation, accidents still occur. Faulty materials, inferior tools and equipment, and threadbare machines can make being employed on a construction site as lethal and unsafe as a combat area.

Employer enforcement of strict and rigid safety practices prevents accidents and risks.  Employers are responsible to manage construction sites to ensure the workplace is in compliance with legal standards and that workers are properly trained in the safe operation of tools and machinery.  When accidents do occur, all too often the cause can be linked to poor training and work practices.

The lawyers at Swartz SC Culleton PC have represented numerous construction workers and their families in claims relating to various types of construction accidents, including falls from floors, ladders and scaffolding, death due to electrocution, and injuries caused by defective equipment, tools and scaffolding.

If you or someone you know has suffered from an accident on a construction site, call or email Swartz SC Culleton PC today.  The attorneys at Swartz SC Culleton PC have the experience and know-how to protect your interests.  By working to get the best results for their clients, Swartz SC Culleton PC enforces the twin goals of employer safe work practice compliance and victim full compensation.

Construction Injury Law

According to the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry accounts for the highest number of worker fatalities of any industry. The most common types of accidents are as follows:

Construction Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania
  • Crane Accidents
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Welding Accidents
  • Electrocution and Electrical Accidents
  • Improperly braced trenches and trench collapses
  • Construction Site Falls
  • Construction Site Head Injury

If you or someone in your family has been injured while working at a construction site, your financial recovery has two components:  (1) workers’ compensation; and (2) third party liability. The Workers’ Compensation Section of this Website outlines your rights under the state workers’ compensation law.  If parties other than your employer may be legally responsible for your injuries (such as third-party contractors, property owners or equipment manufacturers), the attorneys at Swartz SC Culleton PC can bring civil legal action to obtain full compensation for economic losses and non-economic injuries like pain and suffering, loss of life pleasures, disfigurement and scarring, embarrassment and humiliation and emotional distress.

Construction Injury Law

 Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") - Employee Workplace Rights
This publication explains what to do if you question the safety of your workplace, and lists addresses and phone numbers for more information.

OSHA - Construction Scaffolding
This publications has an overview of the applicable standards, press releases, links, OSHA standards and regulations, and a Scaffolding eTool, which provides illustrated safety checklists for specific types of scaffolds and identifies hazards.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The federal agency is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury.

Department of Labor
This website has information on each state's workers' compensation laws, whistleblower protection laws and health and safety guidelines.

OSHA Construction Resource Manual
The manual contains important information on inspections, penalties for violations, reporting requirements for injuries, rules for accessing records, and health and safety standards.