Construction and demolition not only carry high risks to workers in the field, but can also pose serious safety risks to innocent bystanders when sites are not properly secured or when industry standards are not followed. Construction and demolition protocals are subject to government regulations and code through OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), along with other state and local rules. These regulations require specific personnel to be present on construction and demolition sites during active hours, to ensure work is performed in accordance with code and to properly secure the site during the entire project. Additionally, municipalities often require companies to obtain permits and to have government representatives present to supervise the work performed.
Any deviation from the industry standards can have grave consequences and may lead to liability on the companies whose negligence caused the unfortunate consequences. Construction sites that are not properly marked and secured may allow pedestrians to access the site when it is unsafe to do so. Improperly fastened scaffolding and faulty safety nets can cause dangerous materials to fall from great heights, striking those bystanders below. Deviations from industry standards can lead to damage of surrounding properties; even those open for business or residences in use.
Negligence of construction and demolition companies can lead to building collapse, falling facade, tripping hazards, noxious fumes and debris, which can affect vision and breathing, just to name a few. Most major construction and demolition sites involve numerous contractors, which exist as their own seperate businesses, making it difficult to determine liability. Mr. Weitz and his office have successfully represented many clients injured or killed as the result of construction site negligence. Mr. Weitz investigates each claim to assess liability on the at fault contractors, companies and building owners, and also ensures that his clients receive necessary medical care and the compensation they deserve.
Before speaking with any insurance company or signing any legal documents, contact Mr. Weitz to ensure your rights are protected. Know your rights! Call Jeremy Weitz!
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Jeremy M. Weitz
Attorney at Law
1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
10,000 Lincoln Drive East
One Greentree Centre
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (215) 874-7072
Fax: (215) 545-6117
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