Construction Accidents & Deaths
Construction is one of the United States’ largest industries and unfortunately, construction site accidents kill and injure thousands of workers each year. Despite legal and trade provisions in place to prevent construction accidents, one out of every ten construction workers suffers some kind of on the job injury which can include:
Power line injuries
Fire & explosion
Scaffolding, crane, conveyor, ladder, winch, grater, scraper, backhoe & boiler accidents
Although many injured construction workers will be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, these benefits will not cover all of the expenses faced by an injured worker and generally do not cover pain and suffering and the full range of damages available to the loved ones of a worker who is killed in an accident. Moreover, there are often claims to be made outside of Workers’ Compensation against negligent third parties and contractors.
Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing construction sites is imperative when developing theories against all of the third parties who may be responsible for a construction site accident. Our team is experienced in representing clients who have been injured in a construction site accident and immediately go forward with preservation of evidence and identification and questioning of critical witnesses.