On any given day, 6.5 Million Americans go to work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the United States, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
There are many risks of injury that workers face on a daily basis, including:
- Ladder injuries
- Crane accidents
- Safety code violations
- Equipment failure or defect
- Scaffold and Trench collapse
- Electric shock and arc flash (flashover) or arc blast
Due to negligence, safety violations, and poor supervision, industrial accidents are much more common than many people may know or care to admit.
In the United States alone, there are 3 deaths every day on construction sites.
However, these workplace injuries and deaths are almost always preventable with proper supervision and safeguards in place. Any worker who is wrongly injured may be entitled to compensation beyond their worker’s compensation benefits.
The types of injuries can vary greatly, but if you or a loved one have suffered any of the following, it’s important to contact a law firm right away:
- Severe burns
- Severe nerve damage
- Brain injury
- Permanent loss of vision or hearing
- Spinal Cord Injury
Construction Accident Liability
When an accident occurs on a construction site and someone gets seriously injured, who is liable? And what should happen next?
In most cases, a worker’s direct employer will have workers’ compensation insurance, which may compensate injured employees who wish to file claims. That said, liability often extends beyond a person’s employer. A personal injury lawsuit may involve:
- Trucking companies
- Property/Site owners
- Manufacturers and distributors
SUFFERING FROM OTHER INJURIES?
A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or other liability of another person or entity. Surviving beneficiaries or dependents may seek compensation from the negligent and responsible party or parties.