Construction Accident Attorney
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States.
Workers who are performing the heavy labor of crafting buildings can be
severely harmed in a variety of different ways. As a worker, it is important
to be aware of these injuries and to readily report any injuries from
which you are suffering. Even if your injuries are not incredibly serious,
it is still wise to report them.
The Focus Four in Construction Accidents
There are a variety of different ways you can suffer injury at a construction
site, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified
four main ways this can occur.
The four most common construction accidents are:
Falls can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, workers will trip
on cords and tools left on scaffolding and may plummet off the scaffolding
to the ground. Other times, workers are on a roof and are not properly
secured, causing them to fall. Workers can fall from high ladders or cherry
pickers. No matter what the reason for the fall, these accidents can be
very serious. Workers may trip on a board left on the ground, or can tumble
from stories above the ground.
Caught-In or Between Accidents
Caught-in or between accidents happen when a person is caught in or between
tools, machinery, or building materials and is injured as a result. These
accidents can happen when workers are operating heavy construction vehicles
such as street pavers, or when they are working in structures that are
not secure and walls cave in. Sometimes, caught-in or between accidents
can occur when a person is working in a trench with piping and the dirt
on either side caves in. Regardless of the reason for your accident, if
you suffered a caught-in or between incident at a construction site, we
If workers aren't careful, they can be struck by a variety of different
tools or materials at a construction site. Cranes and rigging comprise
the majority of struck-by accidents. Sometimes individuals can also be
struck by boards that are being carried by others, or struck by vehicles
at the construction site. Nail guns also present the danger of a struck-by
accident. It is very important that all construction workers wear hard
hats when on-site and that they are educated as to the dangers of struck-by
When constructing a building, there are often live, loose wires. Electricians
may be most susceptible to electrocution injuries, but all workers can
suffer from one of these incidents. It is important for workers to make
sure power is turned off when workers are dealing with wires and electricity
in any building.
What We Can Do to Help
After hearing about your case, Attorney Joseph H. Jolissaint can provide
you with options to pursue your case. He will make sure that you get the
maximum amount of compensation for your serious injuries. Sometimes, construction
workers can face complications because they may be individual contractors
and subcontractors. We can investigate your situation to see if there
is still an employer responsible for your injuries.
Call today if you want to learn more.