While all workplaces can be dangerous in one way or another, construction sites tend to be far more dangerous than most. Because of the heavy machinery, dangerous tools, and hazardous conditions surrounding a construction site, accidents do tend to happen more often than they do at other job sites. Construction workers deserve a safe place to work just like other jobs do. However, there are times when a contractor or employer overlooks safety regulations put into place in order to protect their workers. If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact our injury law firm today to get started on a personal injury claim that can bring you and your loved ones justice for your injuries.
Do You Have a Claim?
If you were seriously injured in a construction accident because of someone else’s negligent behavior, you may be able to recover from your injuries. Dangerous conditions can be created by the negligent conduct of coworkers, property owners, construction companies, and even the manufacturers of the equipment and supplies you use at work. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you investigate the cause of your injuries and assist you in gathering witnesses.
Why Do Most Construction Accidents Occur?
Construction accidents can lead to serious injury. Construction workers are exposed to dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Keeping safe requires the use of extreme caution, and when proper care is not observed, the results can be dire.
Construction accidents happen for a variety of reasons. In general, negligence on the part of the site manager or others responsible for the construction site safety can lead to many construction accident injuries.
Construction site accidents can happen because of any of the following reasons:
- Improper safety equipment
- Improperly stored equipment or tools
- Malfunctioning equipment or tools
- Failure to follow safety regulations
- Failure to provide adequate warnings of known hazards
- Malfunctioning safety equipment or tools
- Poor safety equipment and tool management
- Malfunctioning or misuse of heavy machinery such as bulldozers, trucks or loading equipment
- Improper scaffolding
- Breach of safety regulations and guidelines
- Negligence of the General Contractor and Subcontractors
- Garbage and Debris on Floors
- Wet & Slippery Floors
- Carelessness of coworkers
- Failure to provide proper supervision
If you believe the negligence of any of these caused your accident, contacting our law firm can give you an advantage when it comes to getting the compensation you deserve for your accident. Give us a call at 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886) and get to know our team of construction accident attorneys and what we can do for your case.
Has Your Employer Classified You as an Independent Contractor?
Many employers may try to dismiss a claim, alleging that the injured party was an independent contractor and not an employee. It is against the law for an employer to misclassify employees as independent contractors or pay employees off the books. By law, your employer cannot consider you to be an independent contractor unless all three of the following facts apply to your work:
- You are free from direction and control in performing your job, AND
- You perform work that is not part of the usual work done by the business that hired you, AND
- You have an independently established business
Receiving Compensation for Your Injuries.
Cases arising from construction site accidents typically involve many important factors, and oftentimes expert witnesses are required as well as extensive discovery. Let our experienced team of dedicated attorneys fight for you so you can focus on recovering
What Can a Lawyer Do to Help Me With My Case?
Proving the extent of your damages and proving negligence are two key pieces to any construction accident injury case. Hiring a lawyer can provide you the benefit of having someone always advocating for your rights, working every angle to gain an advantage for you. Our team of accident lawyers can thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case. We can use any evidence or testimony gathered from these investigations to better serve you going forward.
5 Things To Do In A Construction Accident
If You Are Injured in a Construction Accident:
- Report the incident to a supervisor or superior;
- Get contact information from anyone who may have seen the incident;
- Seek immediate treatment for your injuries;
- Attend all medical appointments and follow your doctor’s instructions;
- Contact your attorneys and give them as many details as you can.
Which Construction Accident Attorney Should I Hire?
When hiring a construction accident attorney, it is always important to consider experience and knowledge of personal injury law. Our law firm has a reputation for getting clients the results they deserve. We welcome the opportunity to represent you in your journey to get the justice you deserve. If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, call us today at 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886) to get started on your personal injury case.
We handle all types of construction accidents, including:
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Ladder Accidents
- Construction Site Falls
- Run-Over by Operating Equipment
- Electrical Accidents Trench
- Collapses Fires and Explosions
- Welding Accidents
- Unsafe/ Dangerous Equipment Accidents
- Logging Accidents
- Brazing Accidents
- Cutting Accidents
- Elevator Accidents
- Structure Failure
- Building Collapse
- Supervisor Negligence
- Punch Press Malfunctions
- Fork Lift Accidents
- Dumpster Accidents
- Nail gun Accidents
- Compressor Accidents
- Exploding Compressor
- Gas Explosions
- Crane Accidents