Every year in the United States, thousands of workers and passersby are seriously injured in construction site accidents. More than 1,000 construction workers die each year in the United States, according to government statistics.
Typically, the injuries result from falling objects or workers falling from elevated areas (roof, scaffold, ladder). Many others result from accidents with motor vehicles, trucks, backhoes, cranes and forklifts. Additionally, defective workplace machinery and equipment, electrocution, fires, explosions and exposure to harmful substances also result in serious injuries and deaths.
Depending on the accident, a construction company, product manufacturer, or other negligent third party may be held liable for the accident. State and federal laws exist to regulate construction sites to ensure reasonably safe environments; however, construction site accidents occur frequently and often result in permanent disabilities and/or death.
Our office is experienced in handling construction accident cases.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a slip and fall, contact us today for your free consultation.