UNSAFE WORK CONDITIONS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES
Due to the dangerous nature of the work, construction accidents occur quite frequently. In fact, they are some of the most common work-related injuries reported in our country. Many of these injuries could be easily preventable if contractors took greater care to ensure safe working conditions at construction sites.
Many construction workers face unsafe working conditions on a daily basis, further increasing their risk of serious injury and even wrongful death. These unsafe conditions are caused by:
- Poorly constructed scaffolding
- Working in confined spaces
- Faulty electric equipment
- Working with hazardous or toxic materials
- Lack of proper safety equipment at the construction site
- Defective machinery
- Reckless behavior by other workers
Liability in Construction Accidents
When you are injured while working at a construction site, you will usually be able to collect workers’ compensation. However, if your injury was caused by unsafe working conditions, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for providing you with a safe working environment.
If you have been injured as a result of unsafe working conditions, you will need the assistance of an experienced construction accident lawyer who understands the intricacies of these complex cases. Your lawyer must be able to skillfully stand up to insurance companies who may try to deny you proper benefits and compensation. He must also be able to gather sufficient evidence to prove that your injuries resulted from the unsafe working conditions created by your employer.