About Construction Accidents
The construction industry has the highest amount of fatalities for workers over any other industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) there are more than 400,000 construction related injuries each year, with more than 1,100 people wrongfully killed each year because of construction accidents. This figure accounts for one out of every five fatalities in the workplace.
Despite the safety programs and measures that are put in place, due to the type of work done, construction sites are potentially hazardous places. There may be scaffolding accidents, forklift injuries, falls from high places, crane accidents, malfunctioning machinery accidents, electrocution, ladder falls, defective tools, being struck by a falling object, just to name a few.
Typical Construction Injuries
Negligence actions by an employer or coworker can lead to a variety of tragedies on a construction site, such as:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Accidental amputation
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Electrocution injuries
- Gas explosion injuries
What is a third party claim?
If you have been injured on the job, you are legally entitled to file a worker’s comp claim for your workplace accident. Unfortunately, the compensation you receive may not end up being enough to cover all of your medical bills, wages for lost work, disability and rehabilitation. It is important to keep in mind that there may be third parties who, in addition to your employer, may be legally liable for your injuries on the construction site. You may be able to file a claim against these individuals. These include the property owner, architect, general contractor, sub-contractors, engineers, suppliers, construction managers, and equipment manufacturers.
Our construction accidents lawyers at The Medler Law Firm, APC, have over 50 years of collective experience representing clients who have been injured in the workplace. We understand the importance of conducting a thorough investigation of your case, revisiting the site of the accident, reviewing evidence and talking with witnesses. It will be helpful to your case if you are able to take photographs of the injury and the site of the accident, or can preserve the malfunctioning tool or piece of equipment that caused your injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, the dedicated, caring attorneys from our team are prepared to review your case, free of charge. Call today!
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