Not many people would dispute the fact that construction workers have very dangerous jobs, perhaps one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Like many American workers, construction employees are protected by state and federal workplace safety rules and regulations; some of these regulate the working conditions of construction workers. Unfortunately, however, not all supervisors and contractors obey these laws; sometimes workers are seriously hurt and even killed due to unsafe conditions. Some of the most common construction accidents and injuries are:
- Exposure to unsafe materials
- Loss of limbs in machinery
- Broken bones
The men and women who work on the construction site are not the only people at risk of being injured in construction accidents. Often times, passers-by may be injured or killed by falling debris, dangerous equipment left out in the open, holes or other road hazards not clearly marked, and fires burning out of control.
If you have been hurt, or if a loved one has been killed because of someone else’s negligence or reckless disregard on a construction site, the negligent party (or parties) may be liable for your injuries.
Most people injured at work have the right to claim Workers Compensation benefits, which pay your medical expenses and a percentage of the salary you were earning prior to your injury. Workers Compensation claims are often denied due people not understanding the convoluted language and deadline requirements. Many injured workers look to an experienced Workers Compensation attorney to help them through the often confusing and complicated maze of Workers Comp claims.
Personal Injury Attorneys
The experienced personal injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm, with offices nationwide, have helped thousands of families just like yours recover compensation for serious injuries sustained in construction accidents that could have been avoided had contractors or supervisors not been negligent. If you suspect your construction accident was caused by someone’s negligence (a contractor or supervisor), The Cochran Firm can help. We will help you secure compensation for the following:
- Failure to follow OSHA standards properly
- Equipment failure
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Scaffolding issues
- Failures to clearly mark hazardous areas
- Exposure to dangerous materials
- Unsecured staircases
If you have been injured on a construction site, you will need assistance filing for Workers Compensation. Our attorneys can also help you with a construction negligence case. Please contact the construction negligence attorneys at The Cochran Firm, with numerous offices all over the country, today to schedule your confidential consultation.