What Types of Construction Industrial Accidents Require Legal Help?
Working on a construction site can be a dangerous job despite all the regulations and focus on health and safety standards. Numerous types of industrial construction accidents are still possible, especially if a construction company has not taken the time to address all that could potentially go wrong on a job site.
To minimize the likelihood of industrial construction accidents, here is a list of the types of accidents that most often occur and lead to liability on the part of the construction company:
- Falls are one of the most common causes of fatal construction industrial accidents because workers are on roofs, ladders, or other equipment where they are considerably far off the ground. If not fatal, falls can lead to brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones and other painful and life-altering consequences.
- Electrocution or burns are possible from contact with power lines or industrial equipment at the construction site as well as potential fires from chemicals. There may not be any ground-fault protection that can also cause electrocution.
- Concussions or other construction industrial accidents can happen from falling equipment, scaffolding, or materials.
- Machinery accidents can come from the various types of heavy equipment used on a construction site, including cranes, backhoes, forklifts, front-end loaders, skid steers and more. These types of industrial construction accidents happen because those that are using the machinery have not been properly trained, the equipment has not been maintenance, or the machinery is being misused. However, it could also be that the equipment is defective.
- The same goes for construction tools, which can lead to severe injuries such as a severed limb, cuts, and broken bones. These injuries can also occur due to lack of training, poor handling, lack of maintenance, or defective parts. It is important to make sure that the tools have properly maintained safety features.
If you have been in a construction accident involving any of these sources, it is a good idea to contact an experienced construction accident attorney. One who can work with you to determine the causes of your accident and provide guidance on getting compensated is the best option. After all, medical treatment and rehabilitation is expensive, and insurance does not cover all the pain and suffering involved. Contact us today to learn more.