Construction Worker Injury

PA Construction Worker Injury Attorney, Freeburn & Hamilton

If you work in construction, you have one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Your chances of being killed or of having to take days off from the job for a work-related injury are perhaps greater in construction than in any other industry. The PA construction worker injury attorney team from Freeburn & Hamilton have been protecting the rights of injured workers since 1982. Our attorneys are committed to providing excellent legal service in pursuit of the maximum compensation permitted by law. Freeburn & Hamilton workers’ compensation lawyers are certified as specialists in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. There are fewer than 200 attorneys in Pennsylvania that are PBA certified as workers’ compensation specialists.

Consider these statistics, from the 2013 Construction Chart Book published by The Center for Construction Research and Training:

– In 2010 the construction industry accounted for 802 (17.1 percent) of all fatal work injuries in the United States. Construction had more fatalities than any other industry in 2010. The leading causes of death in construction in 2010 were falls (33.3 percent), transportation-related incidents and accidents (26.1 percent), contact with objects (17.6 percent); exposure to electric current, temperature extremes, air pressure changes and to other types of harmful substances and environments (15.7 percent), and other (7.4 percent).

– If you work in a small construction company you are more likely to be killed or injured. From 1992 to 2010 44 percent of all construction deaths among wage-and-salary workers were in firms with 10 or fewer employees.

– The rate of days off from work for construction workers was 39 percent higher than the national average for all private industries in the United States in 2010, exceeded by only transportation and agriculture.

– The leading causes of non-fatal construction injuries resulting in days away from work were bodily reaction/exertion (33.6 percent), contact with objects (33 percent), falls (24.2 percent), exposure (4.2 percent), transportation-related incidents and accidents (3.9 percent), and other.

– Injured construction workers generally have longer recovery times than workers in other industries. In 2010, the rate of cases requiring a full month or more away from work was 50 per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers in the construction industry, compared with 30 per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers for all other private industries combined.

– Most non-fatal construction injuries resulting in days away from work involved back injuries (16.4 percent), followed by injuries involving multiple body parts (10.1 percent), hand/wrist (9.6 percent), knee (8.9 percent), neck/shoulder (8.5 percent), finger (8.1 percent), ankle (7 percent), foot/toe (5 percent), eyes (4 percent), and other (22.5 percent).

– In 2010 construction workers received more workers’ compensation benefits than workers in all other industries nationwide. The cost to construction employers for workers’ compensation was nearly three times greater than the average cost to employers in all other industries.

If you’ve ever worked on a construction site, you know how dangerous it can be. Workers’ compensation is available to help construction workers who have been hurt in a work-related accident. Click here to learn more about workers’ compensation and your on-the-job accident.

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PA Construction Worker Injury Attorney, Freeburn & Hamilton, Fighting for the Rights of Injured Construction Workers throughout Pennsylvania

Schedule a free evaluation of your case with    PA construction worker injury attorney with Freeburn & Hamilton today. Call us at the 7’s, (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777 or complete the contact form on this page.
Whether you are a skilled contractor or a manual laborer, workers’ compensation is available to help you. For construction workers who have been seriously injured in falls, burns or from other accidents on construction sites or in factories, the complex legal issues are too much to handle alone. You need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney by your side fighting for your rights.

At Freeburn & Hamilton, you pay no money unless we recover money for you.

Freeburn & Hamilton has 11 office locations from which we serve injured construction workers all over Pennsylvania. Freeburn & Hamilton has offices in Harrisburg, LebanonCamp Hill, Gettysburg, Mifflintown, Lewistown, CarlisleHuntingdon, and more.

If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you – WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS! An experienced PA construction worker injury attorney from Freeburn & Hamilton attorney will meet you at home or in the hospital, anywhere in Pennsylvania and anytime that is convenient for you.

The PA construction worker injury attorney team at Freeburn & Hamilton will handle all aspects of your workers’ compensation claim. We know that you just want to move on with life. We will help you understand your rights, and the options available to you after you have suffered a construction worker injury. We will guide you through:

  • Initial claims
  • Denied claims
  • Reconsiderations
  • Appeals

….and more

Freeburn & Hamilton, Helping You Obtain the Benefits that You Deserve

If you have suffered a construction worker injury, you need help. In most cases construction workers cannot work after an injury and will need financial help. Workers’ compensation can provide medical care, compensation for lost wages, and other additional benefits.

Construction Worker Injury Settlement Results

$1,300,000 settlement in highway construction zone case: In this case, the plaintiff’s elderly father was working on highway construction when the work vehicle he was driving was struck by a tractor trailer traveling through the construction zone. Plaintiff’s father died as a result of his injuries. Richard E. Freeburn, Esq.

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$2,500,000 (plus) settlement in a construction case. This case involved an accident in a construction zone that resulted in serious permanent injuries to the plaintiff. There were multiple corporate defendants, all of which denied liability, and required extensive litigation. Richard E. Freeburn, Esq.

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Freeburn & Hamilton
Your PA Construction Worker Injury Attorney
2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101
 
Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777
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