Two men were injured in a construction accident when part of a wall collapsed and they became trapped under the bricks. According to an ABC 6 news report, the construction accident occurred on Boston Street in Philadelphia, the morning of August 19, 2011. The men were working on the home when the wall collapsed around them. The owner of the home freed one of the workers and then the two of them removed the bricks that were completely covering the second victim. The 42-year-old victim has been released from the hospital, while the 51-year-old construction worker who was buried under the bricks remains in stable condition at the hospital. Investigators believe the wall was not properly braced for construction work. The building has been condemned.
Typically, when thinking about construction accidents, most people envision large construction sites with many workers and heavy machinery. The truth is that all forms of construction work can be dangerous. Hazards that may exist on any construction site include weak foundations, poorly built homes, dangerous scaffolding, defective tools, inexperienced co-workers, lack of safety devices, and failure to properly notify workers of the potential dangers of a particular jobsite.
Injured construction workers may pursue financial compensation for their medical bills and a portion of the wages they have lost by filing for workers compensation insurance. Some of the factors that are usually considered during the claims process include the inherent hazards present in the work site and negligence.
The New York personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have experience getting workers the compensation they need. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York construction accident, please call our offices at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496) right away. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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Source: ABC 6 News
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