As the seasons change and the weather gets warmer, it is likely that people will begin to see more construction sites appearing on the side of roads and buildings. Construction sites are often dangerous both for workers and passersby. And although there are state and federal safety regulations for construction sites, accidents still occur.
Just recently, two New Jersey men filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey subcontractor company for injuries they sustained in a construction accident two years ago. Though the two men were not injured in the same accident, they both allege that the subcontractor, as well as the building contractor and a country club, did not provide safe working conditions according to federal safety standards.
The two accidents occurred within days of each other. The first accident occurred when a worker fell from the roof of a townhouse where he was working. As a result, the worker sustained severe injuries that will affect him for the rest of his life.
The second incident occurred several days later when another worker was injured. He had been removing a window when the scaffolding he was standing on collapsed. His injuries are not disclosed in the article.
The two workers allege that overall, the companies:
- Failed to comply with local building regulations
- Failed to provide adequate supervising
- Failed to provide equipment in compliance with safety standards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has already investigated the incidents and issued citations to the subcontractor. But to fight for financial compensation for their injuries, the two workers filed the lawsuit. If you find yourself in a similar instance, it is most likely in your best interest to speak to workers compensation attorneys in Philadelphia.