Construction Site Injuries
Some of the most dangerous places to work are construction sites. All construction sites are required to have certain safety equipment and procedures in place to minimize construction site accidents. But they still occur, often because of the negligence of another construction worker or the foreman. The most common types of accidents requiring an attorney are those in which an employee slips and falls, construction material falls on a construction worker, negligent operation of industrial machinery, such as a crane, malfunctioning industrial tools which may or may not be a defective product, as well as failed safety lines worn by the construction workers. These construction accident injuries may be so severe that they may ultimately result in a work site wrongful death action. If a loved one was killed on a construction site, the family members can contact our firm to discuss the events of this accidental death.
Most construction sites are very noisy, and everyone on the site is under time pressure to finish their job on a schedule set by the construction foreman. Most construction site accidents occur when someone attempts to cut corners to save time, resulting in unsafe working conditions. Because of the size and strength of the equipment on construction sites, even a slight miscalculation can result in a construction worker suffering serious injuries.
Common Construction Site Injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Electrical burns
- Wrongful death
- Fire burns
- Spinal cord injuries
Many construction workers injured in an accident may be unable to return to work in the industry. However, it depends on the severity of the injuries. As with all major accidents, the worker will have expensive medical costs, surgeries, and medications. While you are unable to return to work, you will have lost-wages. In fact, injuries may be so severe as to prevent ever working on another construction job site.
Contact Bell & Bell, P.A. to review the incident and see if you are entitled to compensation!