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Pennsylvania Tops Charts For Construction Zone Fatalities

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Construction is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous industries that a person can work with, but it becomes even more dangerous when your workplace is on the side of a busy highway. A driver looking down at their phone for a single moment can result in debilitating injuries and even death for construction workers. This is a nationwide issue, and over 120 construction workers each year are killed in highway construction zones. However, Pennsylvania has consistently topped the charts over the past 15 years, ranking #3 for the most roadway worker fatalities in the nation.

Pennsylvania Roadway Construction Accidents

If you are a construction or roadway worker who has been injured in a construction zone car accident in Pennsylvania, you are not alone, and there are legal options available to you to cover your damages and allow you to move on with your life. Roadway construction accidents can be particularly complex as compared to regular vehicle-pedestrian accidents. This is due to a number of factors, including the fact that there are generally numerous parties involved. For instance, if a construction worker is hit by a car, the driver will likely be liable, however, the construction company or other contractors in charge of the site may also have contributed to causing the crash. This can occur if the construction site was not adequately marked, if the flow of traffic was not correctly directed, or if relevant equipment was not properly maintained. It may be hard for a victim of such an accident to determine all liable parties and how best to hold them legally accountable, so it is important to consult with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney to ensure that you have a complete understanding of your options and how best to move forward.

Damages for a Construction Zone Accident in Pennsylvania

The amount of damages that you are entitled to depends on the extent of the harm that you suffered and on the number of liable parties among other factors. A personal injury lawsuit allows you to recover all costs that you incurred as a result of the accident. This includes medical bills, lost wages, and any other expenses caused by your injury. This can also include the cost of anticipated future care if your injury is chronic or will require additional treatment in the future. You can also pursue compensation for pain and suffering, which is determined based on your economic damages as well as the permanence and severity of your injury.

Schedule a Consultation with the O’Donnell Law Offices

If you are a roadway or construction worker who has been injured due to another party’s negligence in Pennsylvania, you do not have to navigate this process alone. Schedule a free initial consultation with the  personal injury attorneys at the O’Donnell Law Offices serving clients in Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton and Pittston at 570-821-5717 or online today. There is no fee or costs until we win your case.

Resource:

cdc.gov/niosh/topics/highwayworkzones/default.html

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