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Construction Site Accidents

Like any other dangerous environment, construction sites are a common place for injuries. Unfortunately injuries are very common for those who work in the construction industry. To make matters worse, many will suggest that a construction worker has fewer rights if they got hurt because injuries are “just a part of the job.”

Construction workers are exposed to extreme elements, heights, and heavy equipment. Roughly one thousand construction workers will die in a construction site accidents. Around three hundred of these deaths will be the result of falls at the construction site.

The most common construction accidents are: Welding accidents, crane accidents, scaffolding accidents, falls, chemical accidents, equipment malfunction and electrocution. Most of these accidents can be prevented with proper measures, but with the busy atmosphere of a construction job safety often becomes less important than getting the job completed on time.

There are a multitude of safety methods that can be used to prevent most accidents that occur. Proper labels on chemicals can help to prevent chemical-related accidents. Measures such as mandating and enforcing that all employees are trained in proper safety methods for their particular job will prevent many falls and many other accidents. Tools and other equipment where failure can result in bodily harm should regularly be inspected to insure their safety. All of these methods and more improve the safety of a construction site drastically, however it’s up to the individuals to use and enforce them.

Construction is a dangerous job, but it injuries are not a part of the job. When there is an injury or a death that results from a construction site accident the site owner or the construction contractor can be held liable for that death or injuries. If you or a family member have been a victim of a construction site accident an attorney can help you get the monetary compensation that your family deserves.

For strong representation from a lawyer dedicated to maximizing your benefits, call Maxwell D. Carter - Attorney & Counselor at Law now at 205-967-2509. There is no obligation to hire, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery or settlement on your behalf.