Construction Site Injuries

Construction Accidents and Dangers

Construction accident can often be devastating and have major economic and emotional impact on the worker and his or her family. It is well recognized that most construction workers are exposed to a wide variety of hazards and face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other U.S. industry. There appear to be three main reasons for this: the recent boom in construction, the lack of safety training and the growth in the number of non-English speaking workers.

Serious medical problems can result from the following construction related accidents: roof-related falls, crane accidents, scaffolding accidents, non-roof falls, run-overs by operating equipment, lifting equipment failure, electric shock, trench collapses, fires and explosions, highway vehicle incidents, compressed gases accidents and welding accidents.

Because the workers compensation laws in this state provide limited recoveries (no award for pain and suffering or future economic loss) to the injured employee, it is important to identify all parties responsible for your injuries to assure maximum recovery. We can help you to evaluate and pursue third-party claims against parties responsible for your injuries other than your co-employees and/or your employer. This will assure you the recovery you deserve. Immediate and aggressive investigation of these third-party claims is often essential to their success. We also have Workers Compensation Attorneys with the Law Firm.