Construction & Workplace Accidents

Construction and workplace accidents injure thousands of workers every year. In most cases, these accidents could have been prevented had proper safety procedures been adopted. Negligence on the part of contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, and others responsible for workplace safety can result in catastrophic injury including spinal cord trauma, paraplegia or quadriplegia, traumatic brain injuries, chronic health conditions, and in some cases, wrongful death. The attorneys at Feldman Shepherd handle a wide array of construction and workplace injures arising from the following conditions:

  • Structural Collapses
  • Equipment Accidents
  • Trench Collapses
  • Machinery Malfunctions
  • Crane Accidents
  • Refinery Explosions
  • Electrical Accidents and Explosions
  • Exposure to Asbestos
  • Open and Unguarded Holes
  • Lack of Fall Protection
  • Arial Lift Accidents

Feldman Shepherd construction accident attorneys understand Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and other standards and practices applicable to construction sites, and how the failure to comply with safety rules can increase the risk of serious personal injury. Our results include a $13.3 million settlement for a carpenter who fell 14 feet at a construction site after the roof truss he was installing collapsed; an $11.3 million settlement for a concrete pump operator who fell through an unmarked hole at a California construction site; and a $4.5 million verdict for the New Jersey family of a pallet truck operator who suffered a fatal abdominal injury after his vehicle’s brakes failed.

Many construction workers who suffer jobsite injuries face mounting medical bills, an inability to return to work, and a lifetime of pain and suffering. At Feldman Shepherd, we’ll help you get your life back. We explain what you can expect at every step of your construction accident case and will take all necessary action on your behalf, including researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, conferring with expert consultants, planning the legal strategy of your claim, and negotiating with insurance companies and opposing counsel. As experienced and compassionate professionals, our first priority is always your best interest.

Construction and workplace accidents injure thousands of workers every year. In most cases, these accidents could have been prevented had proper safety procedures been adopted. Negligence on the part of contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, and others responsible for workplace safety can result in catastrophic injury including spinal cord trauma, paraplegia or quadriplegia, traumatic brain injuries, chronic health conditions, and in some cases, wrongful death. The attorneys at Feldman Shepherd handle a wide array of construction and workplace injures arising from the following conditions:

  • Structural Collapses
  • Equipment Accidents
  • Trench Collapses
  • Machinery Malfunctions
  • Crane Accidents
  • Refinery Explosions
  • Electrical Accidents and Explosions
  • Exposure to Asbestos
  • Open and Unguarded Holes
  • Lack of Fall Protection
  • Arial Lift Accidents

Feldman Shepherd construction accident attorneys understand Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and other standards and practices applicable to construction sites, and how the failure to comply with safety rules can increase the risk of serious personal injury. Our results include a $13.3 million settlement for a carpenter who fell 14 feet at a construction site after the roof truss he was installing collapsed; an $11.3 million settlement for a concrete pump operator who fell through an unmarked hole at a California construction site; and a $4.5 million verdict for the New Jersey family of a pallet truck operator who suffered a fatal abdominal injury after his vehicle’s brakes failed.

Many construction workers who suffer jobsite injuries face mounting medical bills, an inability to return to work, and a lifetime of pain and suffering. At Feldman Shepherd, we’ll help you get your life back. We explain what you can expect at every step of your construction accident case and will take all necessary action on your behalf, including researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, conferring with expert consultants, planning the legal strategy of your claim, and negotiating with insurance companies and opposing counsel. As experienced and compassionate professionals, our first priority is always your best interest.

In August 2008, attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria obtained a $13.3 million settlement for Jose Alves, a 33-year-old carpenter who fell at an office building construction site in Lionville, Chester County on February 15, 2005. Mr. Alves was injured after a roof truss …
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Attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria obtained an $11.3 million settlement* for Jerry Kielty, a 54-year-old shotcrete concrete pump operator who fell through an unguarded open hole at a construction site in San Jose, Calif. on August 22, 2008. This was a multi-building …
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In October, 2016, attorneys, John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria, finalized a total $5,600,000.00 settlement for Ronilson Carlos Inacio, a forty-one (41) year old carpenter who was injured on a construction site in Glassboro, New Jersey, on May 10, 2011. Mr. Inacio was injured when …
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Attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria secured a settlement of $3.15 million on behalf of an injured construction worker. On July 10, 2009, Dodig and Daria’s client was employed as an industrial bridge painter. He was climbing a ladder to access an elevated plank or platform, called …
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Attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria secured a settlement of $2,750,000 on behalf of the Estate of Ronald Lavoie, Jr., who died in the course of his employment with Calpine Corporation when he fell through a hole in an elevated catwalk. The catwalk …
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Dale Rutter was working at the Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Dauphin County, for a company installing concrete footings and a foundation. While crossing the top of a wall, which had pieces of uncapped, concrete-reinforcing rebar steel protruding from it, Mr. Rutter slipped and …
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Michael Baker, a cement mason, was pulling concrete down a chute extending from the back of a cement mixer at a construction site in Philadelphia. As he was working, the cement truck suddenly lurched backward, throwing Mr. Baker from the concrete island on which he …
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A worker who suffered serious burn injuries from contact with an overhead power line in Northeastern Pennsylvania has settled his case for more than $2.4 million. By agreement of the parties, the settlement negotiated by attorneys Alan M. Feldman and Daniel J. Mann will not …
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A Philadelphia jury awarded $2.2 million to a man who was working as a freight conductor for CSX, Inc. when he was injured as a consequence of a malfunctioning hand brake. Mark W. Tanner and Peter M. Newman represented Kevin Glover, who was injured on July …
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Attorney Mark W. Tanner negotiated a $2.15 million settlement on behalf of the widow of a 66-year-old truck driver in Osmun v. Atlantic States. Charles Osmun was a real life hero, who, in his attempts to save his trainee’s life, was seriously injured. On August 12, …
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In November 2014, after two weeks of trial in Middlesex County, NJ, attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria reached a settlement of $1.6 million on behalf of Sergio Moreno and his wife, Lisa Carr. On September 16, 2009, Mr. Moreno was injured on …
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In December 2014, attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria reached a settlement of $1,675 million on behalf of the Estate of Christopher Johnson. On December 4, 2010, Christopher Johnson was electrocuted and died when he came in contact with energized high-voltage electrical equipment that Dodig …
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