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Common Construction Accidents

Know the facts. Trust Pennsylvania construction accident attorneys at O'Malley & Langan

Construction sites in Pennsylvania can be chaotic places. Several different contractors and construction companies often work on the same site. When accidents happen here, knowing what to do can be overwhelming and confusing.

Fortunately, we can help. Our experienced Pennsylvania construction accident attorneys at O'Malley & Langan know how to investigate accidents and present evidence that supports a client's case. The strategy we tailor for our clients is designed to get them the compensation they rightfully deserve for their construction accident injuries.

What are the common causes of construction accidents in Pennsylvania?

Construction accidents happen for many reasons. Every accident is unique. That's why we treat every client like an individual. We don't take a one-size-fits-all approach to construction accidents. We take the time to learn about your specific accident and your unique needs.

While every accident is different, many construction accidents have many common factors. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Labor, there are four main causes of construction accidents. These "fatal four" causes include:

  • Falls - Most common cause of fatal construction accidents. Construction workers routinely fall from scaffolding or while working in other high places.
  • Struck by object - Heavy machinery (cranes, backhoes, forklifts, etc.) can cause serious or even fatal injuries when such equipment strikes someone working on a construction site.
  • Electrocutions - High-powered equipment (saws, drills, etc.) can be extremely dangerous, especially if they come in contact with power lines or other electrical equipment.
  • Caught-in/between - Heavy equipment operators can be easily distracted or unaware of someone working or walking through a construction site.

Often, these accidents can be traced back to operator error. But in some cases, other factors play a role in construction accidents, including:

  • Mechanical defects
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Tired workers
  • Unmarked hazards
  • Unskilled workers

Give your case the attention it rightfully deserves. Contact O'Malley & Langan

Don't try to tackle your construction accident on your own. Contact us and put the power of an experienced legal team to work for you. We can handle your case from start to finish so you can focus on what really matters: your recovery.

The construction accident attorneys at O'Malley & Langan have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of the injured and families who lost loved ones throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Whether you're dealing with crane accident, forklift accident or third-party workplace accident, we can help.

Meticulous, detail-oriented Scranton accident lawyer that delivers results

We understand what it takes to get people the compensation they rightfully deserve. We work hard. We thoroughly investigate cases, interview witnesses, consult with experts and then carefully present the evidence to support your claim. Details matter. And so does your case!

Hard work wins cases. Give your case an edge. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We work on a contingency fee basis.  As a result, you only pay us if we win. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our law firm has offices in Scranton, Pittston and Towanda.

Office Locations



201 Franklin Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503

p. 570-344-2667



9 North Main Street

Pittston, PA 18640

p. 570-883-1321



213 Main Street

Towanda, PA 18848

p. 570-265-5800