When you go to work at a construction site, you assume that all safety precautions and measures have been taken. You assume that your coworkers have been properly trained and that the equipment is functioning correctly. Unfortunately, all too often this is not the case. Statistics show that 1 in 10 construction workers are injured every year. Over the course of a 45-year career, a construction worker has a 1 in 200 chance of dying. Falls are the greatest cause of fatal construction injuries, with fall prevention standards being the most-violated OSHA regulation.
While some of these injuries may have been caused by simple accidents, many could have been prevented, if not for the carelessness or negligence of someone else. Employees are not properly trained or supervised, safety regulations are ignored, or equipment is not properly serviced. In the best-case scenario, victims of construction accidents may receive workers compensation benefits to help cover medical costs associated with recovery, as well as some wage loss. Unfortunately, there are many loses that may not be covered by filing a workers compensation claim. The victim may be eligible to receive compensation above and beyond their workers compensation benefits from another contractor involved in the site.
When you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident due to the negligence of another at a construction site, contact Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP for tenacious and reliable representation.