HURT BUILDING ?
Construction sites are extremely dangerous workplaces. Injured construction workers have the right to recover the costs associated with their medical care, their lost earnings, damages for pain and suffering, and more.
Recovery of damages is often more complex than in construction accident cases than other negligence and work injury cases. Determining cause can pose difficulties. More fundamental and equally challenging is determining proper parties to sue.
When it means our clients will get what they deserve, the Manaster Law Firm welcomes the opportunity to deconstruct every challenge it faces.
DANGER ON THE JOB
A LOT OF DANGER
Like all modern-day employees in the United States, construction workers have a right to work in a safe environment. Construction work, though, is part and parcel to danger. There are a number of factors that contribute. Long work hours outdoors doing manual labor, heavy power equipment, dangerous machinery, and hazardous materials all create risk of accident and injury in and of themselves. When all the risks are combined, it is a breeding ground for injury.
When imperfect humans combine with the items on the long list of inherent dangers, accidents and injuries are virtually inevitable. Shortfalls in safety protocols, poorly maintained machinery, faulty equipment, lack of training regarding proper use of safety gear don’t even scratch the surface of how negligent acts and omissions can pave the way for grave injury.
The law supports the recovery by construction accident victims and their families of financial compensation for the losses resulting from jobsite injuries.
THE COMMON ONES
Some of the more common occurrences and conditions that lead to construction accident injuries are:
- Falls from high scaffolding and planks
- Falling objects
- Crushing between objects
- Defective equipment, machinery, and tools
- Improper use of equipment, machinery, and tools
- Hazardous material exposure
- Heavy equipment colliding into structures and workers
- Trench cave-ins
- Ceiling and wall collapses
- Faulty safety gear
- Fire and explosions
- Poorly planned safety protocols