What are construction accidents?
Construction accidents are workplace accidents that occur on construction sites. There are many types of construction accidents such as
Construction accidents are common occurrences, despite on-site safety measures, and may cause serious injuries and even deaths. These accidents may be caused by many factors, including improper work methods, poor site conditions, worker failure to use safety equipment, use of heavy machinery and dangerous equipment, changing weather conditions, and a lack of proper worker training.
To ensure workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established, and it created health and safety standards meant to protect workers and thus reduce construction and other industrial accidents. This, however, does not prevent serious and even fatal construction accidents from occurring.
It is important for a victim of a construction accident to have an experienced construction accident law attorney who is familiar with the OSHA regulations in addition to the local laws. For example, if the injured person can show that an OSHA regulation was violated and the injury resulted, then the law considers the named defendant negligent and automatically liable for the victim’s injuries.
There are various parties who may be responsible for the compensation of someone injured in a construction accident. In addition to the construction company, the property owner, general contractor, architects and engineering professionals, contractors and sub-contractors, construction managers, and manufacturers of construction machinery or equipment may individually or jointly liable for the compensation of the injured person.
Compensation for a construction accident injury may be limited to Workers’ Compensation laws. Some workers, however, may also be able to recover damages, via filing a personal injury suit, from the parties mentioned above by proving these parties are partially or completely at fault for causing their injuries.
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If you have suffered an injury as result of a construction accident, you should speak with an experienced construction accident or personal injury attorney who will evaluate your case with you, as close to the accident as possible, to ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected.
The attorneys of Legome & Associates are well versed in OSHA laws and regulations, Workers’ Compensation claims and personal injury cases. We explain what you can expect at every step of your construction accident case, and will take action on your behalf, such as, researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, conferring with expert consultants, planning the legal strategy of your claim, and negotiating with insurance companies and opposing counsel. We are experienced, successful, and compassionate professions with the best interests of our clients as our top priority.
For a free consultation to discuss your construction accident case, please call Legome & Associates at 856-528-3284 or click here to contact us online.