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Construction Site Liability

If you or someone in your family has been injured in a construction site accident, you are not alone. Construction site accidents injure thousands of workers every year. At our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm, we know that most injuries that occur on construction sites are preventable. Depending on the size and sophistication of the construction project, there can be a wide variety of individuals involved at a construction site, including the site's landowner, design and engineering professionals, contractors (including general, "prime," and sub-contractors), construction managers, and equipment and material suppliers. While many construction projects are based on general contract relationships (where a general contractor retained by the site owner enters into agreements with sub-contractors as needs require), larger projects are increasingly being handled by "construction management" organizations.

The type of system in place at a construction site where an injury occurs will be an important consideration in assessing the potential liability of the various individuals involved in the project, especially as to the site owner's liability. Larger construction projects typically involve a great deal of delegation of both work and legal responsibility: from site owner to general contractor; general contractor to "prime" or sub-contractor; and in some cases, "prime" contractor to sub-contractor.

To determine who may be liable for injuries resulting from a construction accident, it will help to take a close look at the duties and legal responsibilities of the following individuals who may be involved in the construction project:

  • Owner of construction site
  • General Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  • Prime Contractors
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Manufactures of Construction Equipment or Machinery
  • Insurers

Types of Construction Site Injuries

Construction site injuries can result from dangerous scaffolding or ladders, misuse of forklifts, defective cranes, and poorly grounded power tools. Other construction site accidents can involve machinery or equipment including:

  • Dump trucks
  • Hoists
  • Winches
  • Conveyors
  • Bulldozers
  • Backhoes
  • Derricks

To discuss filing a claim to recover compensation for your construction site injuries, contact our State College construction injury lawyers at Goodall & Yurchak via email or phone them at (814) 237-4100 for a free consultation.

Requirements for Construction Site Safety

Managers of construction sites are responsible for providing a safe site, including guarding against danger, training employees properly, and ensuring observance of safety requirements. If they fail to take the steps necessary to provide a safe workplace, they may be liable for your injuries and responsible for paying compensation.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a family member has been injured on a construction site, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation for your injuries. To evaluate your situation, and explore whether an owner, contractor, or sub-contractor of the building site was negligent, call a knowledgeable construction site accident injury attorney today. Contact us at Goodall & Yurchak to schedule a free initial consultation.

For more information on Pennsylvania Personal Injury, please visit our Personal Injury Information Center and our Personal Injury FAQ's.

 

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