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Construction Site Injury Attorneys

Construction accident law covers personal injury, wrongful death cases while on a construction site, and safety laws, standards, and regulations that govern the construction industry.

Common Construction Industries

Construction sites are notorious for hazardous working conditions. As a project takes place, the dangers can change and leave workers ill-prepared for their next assignment. The construction world incurs more occupational fatalities than any other sector in the US.

Fatalities can occur due to:

  • Slip and falls
  • Scaffolding mistakes
  • Respiratory issues
  • Misuse of ladders
  • Improper machinery guarding
  • Lack of proper training requirements
  • Lack of eye and face protection
  • Inappropriate communication of hazardous materials
  • Powered industrial truck accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Broken bones
  • Collapsing ground
  • And more

Injuries can occur due to these unsafe environments, often including motor vehicle crashes and ramp, walkway, and runway incidents. It is not unusual for workers may experience overexposure to heat and humidity on the site. Overexertion can occur due to weather, heat-related issues, asbestos, solvents, noise, and improper manual handling.

Is There Compensation for a Construction Accident Fatality?

Much like other personal injury cases, a construction site accident that results in death means the victim’s family can recoup compensation. This compensation may take the form of a wrongful death suit, a workers’ compensation claim, a negligence claim, or a product liability claim on behalf of their loved one.

The parties who could be held liable include contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, and even an equipment supplier. Their responsibility depends on their level of liability (involvement in the product, control of the property, day-to-day input, purchasing authorization, and control over the property itself). An attorney needs to examine, on a case-to-case basis, who was liable and to what degree they were accountable.

Does Your Family Need the Assistance of an Attorney?

It is always an excellent idea to consult with an attorney if:

  • Your loved one lost their life in the accident.
  • You’re facing medical treatment that costs thousands of dollars.
  • You’re navigating pain and suffering, loss of companionship, or emotional trauma.
  • You are not sure who is responsible for the accident.
  • The paperwork surrounding the incident seems inaccurate.
  • The details of the accident are complicated.
  • Your insurance is not responding to your questions.

Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation – Swor & Gatto, P.A.

Our firm’s injury lawyers are personable, understanding, and supportive, particularly when navigating difficult times. We know that no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back to you. But, with our assistance, you can receive support and a way to keep your family safe and secure in the years to come.

Contact us today so we can help you begin your healing.