The construction industry employs over 6 million people in the
United States and is considered one of the country's most dangerous professions.
Each year over 8,000 construction workers are injured or killed on the job, and
the statistics seem to continue to rise despite new regulations imposed by the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Dozens of workers are involved in
construction-related accidents every day. Many of these accidents could have
been avoided if the employer offered proper training and supplied adequate
Heavy, dangerous equipment, often defective, is usually blamed in construction
accidents. Injuries are often life-threatening. Scaffolding accidents,
electrical shocks, severe gashes caused by sharp tools and falling equipment
leading to serious head and brain injuries are just a few of the potential
dangers laborers face.
When a construction accident occurs it is often difficult to
determine who may be at fault. Injured workers have filed lawsuits against
architects, contractors and subcontractors. Every situation is different.
Matters get even more confusing when worker's compensation laws are factored in.
Worker's compensation regulations forbid an employee from filing a lawsuit
against an employer over a construction accident. An experienced attorney
familiar with construction accident law is necessary when filing a complaint.
contact us if you have been injured in a construction
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