How Construction Injuries Happen
Employers, general contractors and work site owners have an obligation to keep their premises and machinery safe. Unfortunately, they routinely fail to meet common safety standards. As a result, the construction industry sees more injured workers than any other sector of the American economy — indeed, more than 100,000 construction workers are injured in an average year.
This is needless. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) notes that three types of accidents — falls, electrocutions and loose objects — are responsible for more than half of all construction fatalities. The OSHA also notes that, in most cases, fatalities arising from these accidents are entirely preventable.
What Can I Do If I’ve Been Hurt?
When you or a loved one has been hurt while working on a construction site, there is legal recourse. Namely, through workers’ compensation claims, you can obtain financial restitution to pay for your medical care, lost wages and related considerations.
The lawyers at David & Associates can help ensure you receive the compensation you need. Based in Wilmington, and serving throughout North Carolina, we have more than 100 years of combined experience in the field. We are skilled at asserting our clients’ rights and interests when dealing with insurers and opposing counsel. Our goal is to maximize the financial relief our clients receive.
The Most Common Accident Types
The OSHA has identified the ten commonest causes of construction site injuries:
- Inadequate or faulty scaffolding
- Worksite communications failures
- Respiratory hazards
- Industrial trucking mishaps
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Uncontrolled hazardous energy sources
- Inadequately safe or poorly maintained machinery
- Unsafe ladders
- Poorly designed electrical systems
Those in charge of worksites ought to be on the lookout for deficiencies in these areas. When they fail to maintain safe working conditions, injuries — and the attendant lawsuits — will result.
Call Us For Help
If you would like to learn more about how we help injured construction workers, reach out to our attorneys by calling 910-338-9490 or sending us an email. We provide free initial consultations and work on a contingency basis going forward — we do not receive payment unless we successfully win compensation for you.