Construction Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
May 19, 2017 • Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents at construction sites are not uncommon. Unfortunately, these accidents often lead to serious injury and even death.
The work done at construction sites is governed by important safety rules that are meant to protect workers and the public, and to prevent serious injury and death. When these safety rules are violated people get seriously injured or killed.
Violations of Safety Rules & Unsafe Conditions
Landowners and general contractors have a duty to ensure that everyone working on a construction site is safe from unnecessary harm. Typically when a construction worker suffers a serious injury, it commonly involves an unsafe condition. Injuries also often occur when safety regulations are violated or ignored.
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, in 2015, there were nearly 2 million construction related incidents causing injury or death in the United States.
Common construction accidents involve:
- Falls from faulty scaffolding or safety equipment
- The collapse of faulty scaffolding or safety equipment
- Burns, including electrical burns and welding accidents
- Injuries from improperly handled industrial machinery
- Poor coordination or inadequate communication among subcontractors
- Ignoring safety rules
- Poorly or inadequately trained workers
Construction accidents tend to cause very serious injuries that bring life-changing trauma to the victim and his or her family.
Compensation For Your Injuries
If you have been injured in a construction accident you may be entitled to compensation to help you handle the life-altering effects of the injury. Personal injury is a complex area of law. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your case and determine if safety rules or other regulations were violated, thereby causing the accident that injured you.
If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident, you may have a claim for wrongful death. While no amount of financial compensation can make up for the premature loss of a loved one, financial recovery can help with expenses and ongoing financial losses.
If you were involved in an accident on a construction site call our office today (402)558-4900 or fill out this web form to schedule a free personal injury case consultation. You will speak directly with an attorney at Matthew G. Miller. Our attorneys are available to help answer your questions and begin the process of seeking justice in your construction accident case. Landowners and general contractors who violate safety rules and endanger others should be held accountable for their actions.
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