Avoiding Construction Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, over 10% of construction workers are injured on the job every year. If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, you may be owed damages. The experienced attorneys at our firm will fight tirelessly to make sure that your rights are never violated.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
There are many different types of accidents that can occur on a construction site. Some of the most common include:
- Falls: Falls are the leading cause of construction accidents, accounting for nearly 40% of all injuries. They can occur when workers slip on wet or icy surfaces, trip over obstacles, or lose their balance while working on scaffolding or roofs.
- Falling Objects: Workers can be seriously injured if they are struck by tools, equipment, or debris that falls from above. In some cases, these accidents are caused by other workers who fail to take proper safety precautions.
- Explosions and Fires: Construction sites are full of flammable materials, making them susceptible to fires and explosions. These accidents can cause serious injuries, including burns and respiratory damage.
- Trench Collapses: Trench collapses often occur when workers are performing excavation work. They can be caused by heavy rains, unstable soil conditions, or failure to properly shore up the sides of the trench.
How to Avoid Construction Accidents
There are several steps that both employers and employees can take to avoid construction accidents:
Employers should provide workers with proper training and safety gear, and ensure that all OSHA regulations are being followed.
Workers should always be aware of their surroundings and take care to use caution when working in high-risk areas.
If an accident does occur, seek medical attention immediately and then contact an experienced attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Construction accidents can cause serious injuries and even death. If you or someone you love has been involved in a construction accident, it is important to know your rights and options under the law. The attorneys at our firm have years of experience fighting for the rights of construction accident victims and we will work tirelessly to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.