Workplace safety should be the utmost priority for all employers, but that is unfortunately not always the case. People working in construction and manufacturing are too often seriously injured or killed by unsafe equipment and dangerous working conditions.
We have handled a variety of cases involving death and serious injury in the workplace, and have secured many victims and families the compensation they deserve. Below is a small sample of the work we have done on behalf of victims of worksite accidents:
Multi-million dollar recovery for Family of Worker Killed at Marcellus Shale well - A 28 year old was killed in a violent explosion which occurred at a Marcellus Shale gas well owned and operated by Chevron. This was one of the first deaths that occurred in western Pennsylvania arising out of the recent surge in gas and oil drilling via the hydrofracking method. Please click here for the full case summary.
Multi-million dollar recovery for Family of Worker Killed at Industrial Plant - A Pittsburgh-area worker was killed in an explosion at an industrial plant, caused by a leak from a gas pipe. This workman was survived by a wife and two young children. Click here to read full case story.
Multi-million Dollar Recovery for Severely Burned Worker - A steamfitter working for an outside contractor assigned to a U.S. Steel plant in the Pittsburgh area suffered serious burns to his face, hands and lower body as a result of a gas explosion inside the plant. Click here to read the full case summary.
Multi-Million Dollar Recovery for Death Caused by Faulty Construction Equipment - A young man was killed while working at a construction site when the portable winch he was using, which was not equipped with a "dead man" switch for automatic deactivation, caught part of his clothing and drew him into the drum. Click here to read more about this case.
Seven-figure recovery for severe ankle fracture at work - A woman in her 50s who worked at Heinz Field was struck at work by someone operating a golf cart during set up for a concert. The impact flipped the woman in the air and caused her to crash to the ground and severely fracture her ankle. This case was a good illustration that even something as common as an ankle fracture can have very serious long-term effects and, therefore, be worthy of a recovery in excess of $1,000,000. Read the expanded case summary here.
This is only a small sample of our firm's success in obtaining justice for those hurt at the workplace. To read more about the cases that Gismondi & Associates has won on behalf of work site accident victims and their families, please click here.