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Cherry Hill Construction Site Accident Attorneys

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Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments, and accidents can lead to severe injuries and complex legal issues. At Ferrara & Gable, our attorneys understand the challenges you may be facing, and we're here to provide you with expert legal guidance and support.

Whether you're a construction worker, contractor, or visitor who has been injured at a construction site, we're committed to advocating for your rights, securing the compensation you deserve, and helping you along your legal journey. Our attorneys can help you to investigate the cause of the accident, identify the responsible parties, and file a claim for compensation.

In one case, we secured a $1.95 Million settlement a week before trial of construction site electrical injury. A worker struck a live underground power line as he was digging to install a guard rail post. His electrical injury was confirmed by the Chicago Electrical Institute. The suit was brought against the general contractor and the subcontractor for their failure to have the area he was about to dig properly “marked out.”

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How often do construction site accidents happen?

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that “In 2021, nearly 1 in 5 workplace deaths occurred in the construction industry. Just over one-third of construction deaths were due to falls, slips, and trips. Of these, almost all were from falls to a lower level. The construction industry accounted for 46.2 percent of all fatal falls, slips, and trips in 2021.”

Further statistics include:

  • 1,008 construction workers were killed in accidents in 2021
  • 169,200 workers were injured
  • 1 in 3 fatal falls are from roofs
  • 40% of construction injuries result in days away from work
  • The most common OSHA citation in construction was for failure to provide fall protection (2021)
  • The annual cost of construction-related deaths, measured in lost production, lost family income, and pain and suffering was $5 billion

What is the “Fatal Four” in construction?

The "Fatal Four" in construction refers to the four leading causes of fatal injuries on construction sites. These hazards account for a significant proportion of construction-related fatalities. The Fatal Four includes:

  1. Falls. Falls are the leading cause of fatal construction accidents. They can occur from heights such as scaffolds, ladders, roofs, or elevated work platforms. Failure to use fall protection equipment, inadequate training, or unsafe work practices can contribute to these accidents.
  2. Struck by object. This category encompasses incidents where workers are struck by objects such as tools, equipment, or materials. These accidents often occur when heavy equipment is in use or when objects are not adequately secured.
  3. Electrocutions.Electrocutions result from contact with live electrical sources or equipment. This can occur when working near power lines, using faulty equipment, or failing to follow proper electrical safety procedures.
  4. Caught in or between. This category includes accidents where a worker is caught in or between objects or equipment. Examples include being trapped between machinery, caught in unguarded machinery, or crushed by equipment.

Efforts to reduce the Fatal Four should be a top priority in the construction industry. This involves strict adherence to safety regulations, proper training, the use of personal protective equipment, regular equipment inspections, and maintaining a culture of safety on construction sites. However, when accidents happen, they tend to be severe.

What are common Cherry Hill construction site injuries?

Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments, and a wide range of injuries can occur as a result of various accidents and hazards. Common construction site injuries include:

  • Burns. Construction sites often involve welding, cutting, and other activities that pose a risk of burns. Burns can result from contact with hot surfaces, open flames, or chemicals.
  • Respiratory issues. Exposure to dust, asbestos, toxic fumes, or other airborne hazards can cause respiratory problems, including lung diseases like silicosis or asbestos-related illnesses.
  • Eye injuries. Construction workers are at risk of eye injuries from flying debris, dust, chemical splashes, or welding sparks. These injuries can range from minor irritation to permanent vision impairment.
  • Hearing loss. Prolonged exposure to loud equipment and machinery without proper hearing protection can lead to hearing loss and other hearing-related issues.
  • Trench and excavation accidents. Trench collapses and excavation accidents can result in injuries or fatalities.
  • Chemical exposure. Construction workers may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and materials, leading to chemical burns, respiratory problems, or long-term health issues.
  • Heat and cold-related illnesses. Working outdoors in extreme temperatures can lead to heatstroke, heat exhaustion, or cold-related illnesses like hypothermia.
  • Strains and sprains. Overexertion, lifting heavy objects, or working in awkward positions can lead to musculoskeletal injuries, including strains, sprains, and back injuries.
  • Repetitive stress injuries. Repetitive tasks, such as using vibrating equipment or performing repetitive motions, can lead to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.

Construction site injuries can vary widely in severity, and their impact on a worker's life can be significant. Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment, implementing safety measures, and offering proper training and protective equipment to minimize the risk of these injuries.

How can a Cherry Hill construction accident attorney help with my claim?

The construction accident attorneys at Ferrara & Gable can help with your claim in a number of ways, including:

  • Investigating the cause of the accident. Our experienced construction accident attorneys know how to investigate the cause of your accident and identify the responsible parties. This may involve interviewing witnesses, reviewing safety records, and inspecting the accident scene.
  • Gathering evidence. Once our attorneys have identified the responsible parties, we will begin gathering evidence to support your claim. This may include medical records, wage statements, and expert testimony.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies. Your Cherry Hill construction accident attorney knows how to negotiate with insurance companies to get the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
  • Filing a lawsuit. If the insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, our attorneys may file a lawsuit on your behalf. This will allow you to have your case heard by a jury and to seek the compensation you deserve.

In addition to these services, an experienced construction accident attorney can also provide you with support and guidance throughout the claims process. This can be invaluable, especially if you are facing serious injuries or financial hardship.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, it is important to contact an experienced construction accident attorney as soon as possible. The Cherry Hill worksite injury attorneys at Ferrara & Gable can help you to understand your legal rights and options, and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Do you have a Cherry Hill construction site accident attorney near me?

Ferrara & Gable maintains an office at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. Parking is available, and a bus stop is right up the block on Rt. 38. We can schedule a phone or video consultation if you are too injured or ill to travel.

Legal help for construction site accidents in Cherry Hill and throughout South Jersey

If you've been injured in a construction site accident, you don't have to face the legal complexities and insurance battles alone. The experienced construction site accident attorneys at Ferrara & Gable are here to fight for your rights, seek the compensation you deserve, and help you on the path to recovery. Your well-being is our top priority, and we're committed to advocating for your interests every step of the way. Call our Cherry Hill offices or contact us today. Proudly serving Camden County, Burlington County & all of South Jersey.

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