Construction sites contain numerous hazards. Controlling these hazards to prevent serious injuries is the responsibility of the company overseeing the worksite, who must make sure workers have what they need to safely perform tasks. Construction companies must also make sure people passing by the site are kept safe and secure.
When the proper safety measures aren’t taken, life-threatening injuries may occur. In this case, filing a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim can help accident victims recover from injuries.
Construction sites entail the use of heavy-duty equipment, including forklifts, backhoes, and lifts. If this equipment malfunctions, there is a high risk of crush injuries and other catastrophic occurrences. Falls are also a common hazard on worksites. Working on a roof or atop a ladder can lead to devastating injuries depending on the height of the fall.
Working from great heights also entail other risks, including the risk of dropping an object on the ground below. Even when workers are wearing hard-hats, it may not be enough to prevent damage caused by a falling object. Other potential risks include respiratory diseases caused by inhalation of dust and fumes, overexertion, explosions, and collapse of scaffolding and other structures.
Legal remedies vary depending on who the injured party is:
When you need legal guidance and aren’t sure where to turn, Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. is here to help. Working with our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys ensures your case receives the attention it needs. We can determine whether your case is valid, as well as develop a suitable legal solution to get results.