Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of workers are killed or injured in construction site accidents. When such an accident occurs, the owners, architects, insurance companies and manufacturers of equipment can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions.
Free Construction Site Accident Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident or incurred any catastrophic injury, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Construction work is dangerous work. Workers are constantly dealing with heavy equipment and hazardous substances, while placing themselves in potentially dangerous situations in order to construct new buildings, high rise complexes, major industrial developments, highway construction, or any other type of construction project. The Bureau of Labor studies have shown that due to the dangerous nature of construction work, many thousands of construction workers are killed on the job site every year, while tens of thousands of others sustain serious personal injuries.
Types of Construction Site Injury Accidents
Some of the most common construction site injury accidents include:
- Electrical Accidents - Perhaps the most common accident occurs because of contact with power lines. Overhead and buried power lines at a construction site are very hazardous because they carry extremely high voltage.
- Falls - Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. In fact, falls from elevations account for one-third of all deaths in construction.
- Struck-By Accidents - Struck-by objects are another leading cause of construction-related deaths. About 75% of struck-by fatalities involve heavy equipment, such as trucks or cranes.
- Trenching and Excavation Accidents - Working in trenches and performing excavations are perhaps the most dangerous jobs in construction work. The statistics seem to support this observation with the fatality rate for excavation work being 112% higher than the rate for general construction.
Construction injuries severely limit your ability to lead a normal life. Your injuries prevent returning to work and you can’t pay bills without your wages. Do not rely on contractors, employers, and insurance companies to treat you fairly.
Do I have a Construction Site Injury Accident Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in construction site injury accident lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.