Dean Caras & Associates
Construction Accident Injuries
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By Dean Caras.
Every year, many people fall victim to injury, harm and even death through accidents on construction sites. On many sites, there may be great potential for damage; however, most sites follow strict health and safety rules to ensure that these dangers are not a threat to their workers. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and they can result from a variety of causes. Construction site accidents may stem from some of the following:
-Negligence of supervisors or the general contractor
-Negligence of other site workers
-Inappropriate behavior of other site workers
-Defective machinery on site
-Mistakes and negligence caused by drinking or drugs taken by others
-Negligent supervision of workers on the job site in general
-Negligence in the coordinating of the work of subcontractors
-Failure to take proper safety precautions
-Negligent guarding of hazards
-Casual or careless implementation of safety programs
In some instances, the accident may have been caused by the injured party; however, in many cases, the accidents on construction sites are not the fault of the injured party, and under these circumstances you may be eligible to claim compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain, suffering, and any long term injuries sustained through the accident. Some of the dangers from which injuries could be sustained on construction sites include:
-Defective scaffolding, or improperly constructed scaffolding
-Defective forklifts or irresponsibly operated forklifts
-Falling loads due to improper loading/unloading or negligence
-Trips or falls due to material left lying around on the site
-Harm caused by equipment used on site (welding rods, electrical devices etc.) through irresponsible use or negligence
The person or company held responsible for the accident will depend on the accident itself. It could be your employer, another worker at the site, a contractor, or a manufacturer depending on the cause of the accident.
Caras Law Group will be able to determine who is to be held responsible based upon the facts that you provide and the circumstances surrounding the accident. Contact our office today for a free consultation and case evaluation. You can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your case will be dealt with efficiently and quickly by Dean Caras and his associates.
Construction Accident – $800,000 verdict for a television cable installer who fractured his ankle when he fell from an unsafe ladder.
Construction Accident – $500,000 award for a 54 year old sheet metal worker that required a knee replacement surgery after a fall at an un-safe construction site.
Construction Accident – $400,000 award for steel worker who separated his shoulder while working on a local downtown high rise.