Phoenix Construction Injury Attorney
Help After a Fall at a Construction Site
One of the most dangerous places to work is a construction job site, and one of the most common accidents to occur on a construction site is falling. One third of construction accident deaths are attributed to falls. For this reason, knowing about your rights when it comes to injuries and deaths related to falls on construction sites is important for anyone affected by these accidents.
Common Factors of Falls at Construction Sites
There are a number of factors that cause falls at a construction site. As the average construction site is so often full of debris and uneven surfaces, and frequently will include multiple levels of scaffolding or other structures, it is no wonder that falls are so common on construction sites. Uncovered holes or wall openings can create falling hazards, as can unprotected ledges or sides of buildings. Ladders that are not set up properly or that are not well maintained can lead to a slip and fall. Poorly built or maintained scaffolding may lack protection necessary to keep workers safe. Exposed material such as concrete, rebar, electrical wires, or other materials can pose additional hazards and cause greater injury to a worker who falls at a construction site. Even if a worker does not fall, a falling object can be dangerous to a worker and can cause serious injuries.
Fatal Construction Accidents
Falls can often be fatal for construction workers. Yet even if a worker does not die, there is still a real chance of permanent disability from a fall at a construction site. Some injuries that result from falls on construction sites include paralysis, nerve damage, traumatic brain injury, amputation, broken bones, and relatively minor injuries like bruises and scrapes. Whether an injury is serious or slight, the contractor or employer has an obligation to provide a safe work environment as per OSHA's regulations. Failing to do so can cause injuries to construction workers at a job site, and it may very well expose a negligent employer or contractor to a civil lawsuit for damages related to a fall at an unsafe construction site.
Should a person choose to file a construction accident lawsuit, the person who was injured or their family can claim damages related to the fall. This may include costs for ongoing and upcoming medical care, any necessary vocational rehabilitation, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. A skilled personal injury attorney that has experience in construction accident law can help those looking into filing a claim for a fall at a construction site or any other construction accident related injury.
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Breyer Law Offices, P.C. combines experience with results. As veteran Phoenix construction site accident lawyers, we have a lengthy record in Arizona courts of favorable verdicts and substantial settlements for our clients. If you or a family member has suffered a fall at a construction site that resulted in a serious injury, we can answer many of your questions regarding both the construction accident and any possible personal injury claim. We invite you to contact us at Breyer Law Offices for a free, confidential case evaluation and to learn more about your rights in any potential construction accident lawsuit.