These accidents could involve other vehicles and might result in serious injury to those involved. To try to reduce the instance of these thing occurring there are work zone safety laws that must be followed including the requirement that drivers turn their headlights on. In addition to this, PennDOT provides safety tips that should be followed.
The first is to be patient and drive the speed limit posted in the work-zone. Avoiding distractions and paying attention to flaggers and signs is also a good idea. When other vehicles are around it is important to keep distance from them and in situations where you have to slow down, you should used your four-way flashers. In general, it is best to prepare for the unexpected.
Certain negligent actions in work zones could lead to criminal charges. If they result in injury to others it is possible that those hurt could also file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver. Most who pursue this option do so with the assistance of a lawyer who understands how such cases generally proceed.
Source: Just Drive PA, “Work Zone,” Accessed Oct. 29, 2014