Our Construction Accident Lawyers Fight for Full Compensation
In their daily work environment, construction workers come into contact with a variety of hazards, including heavy equipment, open pits, and toxic chemicals. If state and federal safety standards are not met, construction workers can face unnecessary risks that may result in serious injury or death. At Will Ferguson & Associates, our construction site liability lawyers have helped injured workers and their families collect nearly millions of dollars in due compensation. While we do not handle workers’ compensation claims against employers (except when they unlawfully send their employee into danger), we do represent injured workers in claims against other parties, including General Contractors, when an injury is the fault of others.
OSHA Regulations for Construction Sites
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, employers must adhere to strict safety standards in order to create a safe environment for construction workers. These regulations cover a variety of possible safety hazards, including the type of protective equipment used, the amount of training workers receive, and the proper methods of handling heavy machinery. If followed, these standards serve to protect the physical health and overall wellbeing of employees working at a construction site.
Dangerous Construction Accidents
Failing to follow OSHA regulations can lead to serious accidents. The most common hazards resulting from non-compliance include:
- Insecure scaffolding
- Faulty ladders
- Lack of protection from falls
- Collisions with heavy machinery such as bulldozers and excavators
- Improper use of power tools
- Malfunctioning machinery
- Electrical fires and chemical spills
- Inadequate inspection
If not properly addressed, these potential safety hazards can cause serious injury or fatality. It is important to work with a knowledgeable attorney who can assist you in determining whether others may be liable in a workplace injury.
Injuries Caused by Dangerous Conditions
At a construction site, the General Contractor and certain other contractors must ensure that all structures are stable and supported. In addition, they must provide workers with personal protective equipment and safety training. If these rules are neglected, construction workers can suffer a variety of injuries, including:
- Broken or shattered bones
- Severe electric, chemical, or thermal burns
- Injuries to the eyes, leading to vision impairment or blindness
- Injuries to the ears, causing hearing impairment or deafness
- Brain and spinal cord injuries, which can cause paralysis, memory loss, and impaired cognitive function
Serious injury can have long-lasting and far-reaching consequences, extending beyond immediate physical or emotional trauma.
Injuries can be costly and overwhelming, oftentimes requiring multiple operations or extensive physical therapy. Depending upon the severity of their injuries, construction workers may be unable to return to their current job and may have difficulty finding work in the future. As such, victims and their families may not only face physical and emotional complications, but financial losses as well.
We understand the complexity of third-party construction liability, and we will work tirelessly to help you build a strong case beyond workers’ compensation.
Why Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer?
The construction liability lawyers at Will Ferguson & Associates have secured millions in compensation for victims of construction accidents. We have collected reparations for:
- Current and estimated long-term medical expenses
- Loss of income and earning capacity
- Lowered quality of life
- Physical and emotional suffering
Our attorneys will fully investigate your accident and pinpoint all potentially liable parties. Depending upon your unique circumstances, the list of potentially liable parties may include General Contractors, equipment manufacturers, safety inspectors, or mechanics. After identifying those responsible, we will work with industry experts to estimate your total current and future damages. Once we have established the best course of action, we will pursue compensation aggressively on your behalf.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
Take a stand against those parties responsible for construction accidents. If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury in a construction accident, book a complimentary consultation with Will Ferguson & Associates by filling out our online form or by calling (505) 243-5566.