People working in the construction industry are exposed to tremendous hazards and dangers. If a construction worker is injured these injuries are often devastating to the workers and to their families.
Every year thousands of construction workers and laborers are killed or seriously injured while working at construction sites. The latest statistics for workers in the United States indicate that there were 5.7 million occupational injuries and illnesses among U.S. workers. Accidents on the job result in the deaths of 6,000 workers each year. This occurs even though many state and federal regulations, as well as industry standards, require owners, general contractors and sub-contractors to implement a wide variety of safety measures.
The nature of construction site accidents requires early legal intervention and investigation due to the near daily change of the scene of the accident itself. If you have been injured at a construction site, call us now before it is too late. We have handled construction accident cases and know what needs to be done.
Construction accidents can occur due to a variety of factors:
- Lack of shoring in an excavation.
- Unsafe ladders – ladders that are too short or that are not opened all the way can contribute to construction accidents.
- Holes in flooring – contribute to falls.
- Improperly assembled scaffolding.
Our construction experts are familiar with all regulations that are supposed to be at all construction and demolition sites, and they will work with our team to ensure that the rights of all injured workers are protected.