Construction & Utility
Did you know that there are over 100,000 different building and construction companies in PA? Construction isn’t just limited to residential and commercial building, but roads and even bridges as well. From wood framers, building repair carpenters, interior finish carpenters, painting contractors, bricklayers, roofers, electricians, to plumbers, road workers, equipment operators, and even inside workers, including management – they can all suffer from disabling work injuries. These injuries can be sustained by falling, lifting, carrying, being struck by a variety of objects, overexertion, burns, heart attacks, machinery accidents, electrocutions, or even noise injuries, just to name a few.
Also, think about the heavy equipment that is required to carry out these jobs. According to The Constructor, worksites can consist of bulldozers, cranes, dump trucks, backhoes, excavators, trenchers, graders, pavers, and much more. Operation of these machines can pose risk factors in and of themselves. Robinson Law has handled many claims that are catastrophic in nature, and can advise you on your specific claim to ensure you are getting the necessary treatment and benefits you and your loved ones deserve.
All utilities require workers inside and outside offices. Common utilities include electric, water, trash, gas, sewer, internet, cable TV, both cell and home phone, as well as business and home security systems.
Utility workers – whether they be for electric power, phone, cable, etc – all too commonly suffer falls from vehicles and equipment on the job. Fall injuries can occur when you slip, trip, jump, misstep, or lose your balance when getting into and out of vehicle cabs or loading and unloading materials from vehicle beds or other parts of a vehicle or equipment.
Injuries can also occur while climbing into or out of backhoes, bucket lifts, trucks, or other equipment. Overexertion injuries are common as well. These types of injuries often involve pushing, pulling, lifting, or carrying items. Items can include wrenches, shovels, conductors, pipes and fittings, office equipment, or boxes and cartons.
If you find that you or someone you care for has suffered any injuries from the myriad of construction or utility jobs, please contact Robinson Law for a free initial consultation.