Posted On: April 22, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Construction Fall Accident Injures Worker

A construction worker was seriously injured by a two-floor fall as he worked on a home in Mahwah, NJ. According to this article on, the man was trying to help brace drywall being lifted into the second floor of a new-construction home when the drywall started to fall backward, throwing the man onto a plywood floor on the first level. The 24-year-old worker from Elmwood Park landed on his back and was bleeding from his mouth and nose. He was temporarily unconscious and taken to a nearby hospital.

Fall accidents occur far too often within the construction field. Several of these fall construction accidents, whether they take place in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or any other state, can cause serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and even death.

Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential workers’ compensation claim. The Pennsylvania work injury can occur while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, attending a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities and you are still legally covered by workers compensation. Some types of workers’ compensation injures include construction injuries, repetitive stress to a body part, and environmental hazards.

By law, it is required that every company in Pennsylvania carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance in the case an employee is injured on the job, becomes ill due to circumstances surrounding their job, or even if death results from their job.

Whether your injury was a simple slip and fall, or involves serious injuries and property damage, Cherry, Fieger & Marciano Philadelphia accident attorneys can help you to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay for medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work, and more.