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Construction Site Accidents

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, incurring more occupational fatalities than any other sector in the United States. It is also one of the leading professions for non-fatal workplace injuries. Common construction site accidents include:

  • Electrocution
  • Ladder accidents
  • Welding accidents
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Nail and staple gun accidents
  • Gas explosions
  • Cutting and brazing mishaps
  • Structural or building collapses
  • Crane accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Vehicle collisions

Fortunately, State labor laws are in place to protect construction site workers by requiring construction companies to inspect each site and implement a vast array of safety measures designed to prevent the risk of injury to workers. Unfortunately, many serious construction site injuries occur on sites that have not properly implemented the required safety measures. Even if a site has implemented the required safety measures, sometimes these measures fail, and when they do, a serious accident or wrongful death can result. When these preventable injuries occur, we at The Law Office of Michael J. Hood believe that you should be taken care of and those responsible should be held accountable.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction site accident, it is important to know who is financially responsible for the physical and emotional devastation caused by the injury or death. Beyond any worker’s compensation benefits, you may be entitled to compensation by a third-party who was partially or wholly responsible for the accident. This is often difficult to determine when numerous contractors and agencies are working on one project, and you will need an experienced lawyer to assist you.

At the Law Office of Michael J. Hood, we bring more than 31 years of experience to our clients in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Our clients appreciate our straightforward approach to personal injury and wrongful death claims. We will carefully gather as much information as we can about your accident so that we can give you a realistic assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, what you can realistically expect to recover and your likelihood of success.

We offer a free initial consultation to every client. For an appointment, contact us online or call our office at (302) 777-1000. We are open Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but we will meet with you evenings or weekends upon request. We will travel to the hospital or your home to meet with you if you are unable to travel.