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Because of the inherent dangers associated with construction sites, it is imperative that owners and general contractors use reasonable care to minimize the risk of injury. Unfortunately, far too often this does not happen. In their efforts to minimize expenses and maximize profit, owners and contractors often cut corners and worker safety becomes less of a priority. If you have been hurt on a construction site because of the wrongful conduct of an owner or general contractor, the attorneys at Shaffer & Gaier can help.
At Shaffer & Gaier, our lawyers have more than 45 years of combined legal experience representing people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Though we understand that the facts of every case are different, we always take the same approach, using our extensive skill, knowledge, experience and resources to help you pursue the best result in a timely and cost-effective manner. To help us properly assess your medical condition and needs, we have a registered nurse as a full-time member of our staff. We will take the time to learn all the details of your accident, and to help you understand your rights and options so that you can make intelligent decisions about your future.
Our Construction Site Injury Practice
We handle all matters related to a construction site injury claim, gathering and evaluating all relevant evidence, preparing and filing all necessary documents, and acting as your advocate in all hearings or proceedings. We take all types of construction site injury cases, including actions involving:
Construction site falls — We will help you seek damages for injuries resulting from a fall from any height, including falls related to defective or poorly maintained ladders or scaffolds, or resulting when necessary guard rails or other protective devices have not been put in place.
Falling objects — We handle claims involving injuries sustained when any type of object falls on you, including building materials, trash or debris, tools or machinery, ladders or scaffolds, or heavy equipment.
Dangerous or defective tools, machines or equipment — Our lawyers will help you seek compensation when your injury results from negligently designed, manufactured or maintained tools, machines or equipment.
Negligence in hiring, training or supervising other workers on a construction site.
Motor vehicle accidents on a construction site or taking place in the course of your job working on a construction site.
We will help you seek full and fair compensation for all your losses, including lost wages and income, medical treatment, loss of companionship or consortium, and physical pain and suffering. We handle all types of injury claims related to construction site accidents, from sprains, strains and other soft-tissue trauma to serious and catastrophic loss, such as broken bones, paralysis, brain or spinal cord injury, and amputation or loss of limb. We also take wrongful death claims.