If You've Been Injured, Call Trusted Counsel
Construction accidents can result in catastrophic injuries that have life-long consequences for the injured. Various types of injuries, including those from slip & fall accidents, can occur when on the job or around a dangerous construction zone. Burn injuries can result when proper safety precautions are not taken with electrical wires or equipment that generates high temperatures. Falls can produce traumatic brain injury and wrongful death. Spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis of limbs or organs.
Construction Zone Accidents & Liability
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous for both workers and pedestrians in the area. This is because the work of construction zones is inherently hazardous in and of itself. As such, several liabilities exist on construction sites which could lead to serious incidents and injuries for the people on them. From equipment malfunctions to high falls and everything in between, construction zones are wrought with dangers. As one of the most dangerous fields in which to work, serious injuries and death are not uncommon and can be caused in many ways.
The following are some of the liabilities most commonly associated with construction site accidents, injuries, and deaths:
- Unmarked hazards, i.e. unsafe roofing, unguarded holes, unprotected trenches, open platforms, etc.
- Improper design of the site
- Improper inspection of the site
- Use of old / defective construction materials for work, i.e. cables, ladders, rope, lamps, etc.
- Violations of the safety code
Hazardous Working Conditions
In some cases, injuries sustained in a construction zone accident aren't the fault of a particular person or wrongdoing, but rather an unsafe working environment in general. When the proper safety measures are not taken and / or workers are not protected as they should be, accidents are not only more likely to occur, they are also more likely to detrimentally affect those involved. Instability in the working environment is a serious problem that has yet to be resolved entirely, an issue that has systematically led to dozens of incidents and even more injuries / deaths.
Some of the most hazardous working conditions include exposure to the following:
- Toxic chemicals that can be inhaled and cause injury / illness
- Electric shock that can cause burns
- Faulty machinery / equipment
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falling objects
- Building collapses
- Roofing accidents
It is imperative you contact a Springfield personal injury lawyer who can identify these hazards and boost your claim. A Good Law Firm has decades of experience winning major rewards for injured victims.
Injuries from Construction Sites
Construction work can be dangerous. There are many safety precautions and actions required on construction sites. Construction workers are also required to follow many safety procedures. It is a duty of management to ensure that reckless or irresponsible employees or foremen are not allowed to put others at risk.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a construction accident, contact a Springfield personal injury attorney at A Good Law Firm as soon as possible. Our firm is dedicated to defending the rights of those seriously injured in construction accidents as well as other types of injury claims. We firmly believe in your right to financial compensation from the responsible parties and we will fight relentlessly on your behalf to obtain it for you.