Construction can include everything from new buildings to large-scale construction projects to our roads and bridges. When you see a construction site, you can't help but notice all the warning signs and workers in hard hats. Despite the construction industry's best efforts to maintain a safe working environment for its workers and contractors, there are still countless fatalities and severe injuries caused by construction site negligence.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created safety guidelines for almost every aspect of the job site. Despite these requirements, many construction employers don't follow the regulations out of ignorance, lack of care, or because they cannot afford to adhere to them. This creates a potentially hazardous job site.
Have you or a loved one been injured? Now is the time to call a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer at (603) 883-4100.Examples of Construction Negligence
Hazardous conditions may arise on a construction site due to:
- Improperly maintained equipment
- Inadequately trained employees
- Improperly constructed scaffolding
- Collapses by negligent design
- General unsafe working conditions
- Defective machines
- Dangerous areas being unmarked
- Failure to comply with the proper building codes
These conditions can cause accidents such as:
- Dump truck, bulldozer, tractor or crane accidents
- Bystander injuries caused from debris
- Falls from roofs, scaffolding, or other heights
- Power tool accidents
If you have been a victim of construction site negligence, you may be able to bring a claim. If you were on the job at the time, you may have to file a workers' compensation claim, which can help pay for your medicals and your lost wages. You are not allowed to sue your employer, however, if the construction site negligence was caused by a third party, such as an outside contractor, you may additionally be able to bring a third party claim for negligence against the party who caused your injury. This claim, unlike workers' compensation, would allow you to recover for your pain and suffering, loss of function, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages.
Our legal team and experience New Hampshire personal injury lawyer can investigate your case and identify every source of liability. Contact the Injury Law Center® today at (603) 883-4100.Injured at Construction Site? We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation for your damages. Due to the hazards that can arise at a construction site, most often the injuries are quite severe and may include brain injuries, paralysis, burns, disfigurement, loss of limb, and sometimes even wrongful death.
The families of the injured worker are often affected by these debilitating injuries, the loss of companionship and society of their loved one, and the financial hardship that can accompany such traumatic injuries. These family members may also be able to bring a claim for loss of consortium.
No matter your situation, the Injury Law Center® is here to help. Start by calling our New Hampshire personal injury attorney at (603) 883-4100 for a free consultation.