How Dangerous Are Construction Sites?
on January 21, 2014 by George Panagiotopouloson January 21, 2014
When you picture a construction site, you probably picture scaffolding, heavy machinery, electrical wires, ladders and workers everywhere. These are all ingredients that make for dangerous conditions. It is no wonder that in 2012 out of 3,945 worker fatalities in the private industry, 775 occurred at a construction site.
Common types of construction site injuries
There are numerous ways an individual can get hurt at a construction site, including:
- Falls from heights such as from scaffolding or ladders
- Failure to be provided proper safety equipment
- Hoisting accidents,
- Holes in Construction Floors
- Wall and Roof Collapse
- Defective equipment or tools causing injuries
- Forklift accidents
- Injuries related to slip and falls
- Crush accidents
- Individuals struck by falling tools or debris
- Electrocutions or chemical burns
- Crane accidents
- Equipment rollovers or back overs
The above list is not inclusive and there are numerous other types of injuries that can occur at a construction site. Injuries can range from mild to severe, including lacerations, broken bones, loss of senses, head trauma, paralysis and even death.
Who is liable?
There are a variety of parties that may be liable for your injuries. A personal injury attorney will fully investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and discover all of the negligent and potentially responsible parties. Parties who are commonly found to be liable for construction site injuries include:
- Site owner
- Management companies
- General contractor
- Manufacturer of faulty equipment or tools
- Manufacturer of defective safety equipment
Whatever type of construction accident you were involved in and whatever type of injury you sustained, we are ready to help you recover for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages. The personal injury lawyers at Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt, P.A. thoroughly investigate the causes of your injury, identify the negligent parties and explore all of your options for obtaining compensation for your injury.
At Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt we take your injury seriously. We are aggressive in pursuing the full and fair compensation you deserve from the negligent party that caused your accident. To schedule your complimentary initial consultation, contact us by phone at (201) 820-6001 in New Jersey or (212) 692-0200 in New York. We can also be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Youtube and on the Internet. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay our fees unless we recover for you. Contact us today!