Construction sites are inherently dangerous; however, all of the yellow tape and warning signs in the world are often not enough to protect construction workers or bystanders. If a construction worker is injured on the job, workers compensation laws will govern the situation.
Many of the most common construction accidents include scaffolding accidents, acetylene accidents, improper loading, backhoe accidents, bulldozer accidents, chemical burns, concrete accidents, crane accidents, equipment defects, falls from scaffolds or falls from ladders, electrocutions, forklift accidents, gas accidents, hoists accidents, ladder accidents, laser accidents, power tools accidents, saw accidents, torch accidents, welding accident, including welding burns, and winch accidents. Some of the construction injuries resulting from these accidents may be covered by workers compensation; however, workers compensation does not always cover enough.
Many construction accidents and construction injuries are due to negligence or defective products and defective machinery. It is not easy to determine responsibility for a construction site accident; this is because the construction area often involves the owner of the property, the individual contractors, suppliers, and workers. To determine the liability of each party and the amount of responsibility for each party to a construction accident, construction accident lawyers often consult experts. The construction accident law firm that is hired to look into the case may find that multiple parties are responsible, which may include the party responsible for guaranteeing that Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) rules are followed.
If you or the loved one was injured at a construction site, you need a personal injury attorney that understands the emotional and physical toll that a construction accident can take on its victims. The attorney should be aggressive in seeking the compensation that you deserve.