November 16, 2018

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Construction Accident Lawsuits

Construction is inherently dangerous work, but that is no excuse for employers who do not follow safety regulations and who maintain an unsafe worksite. In addition to hazardous conditions, construction accidents and injuries can be the result of defective tools or machinery flaws in building design, and much more. If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, one of the experienced construction injury lawyers from our database can help.

Responsible Parties in Construction Accidents

The cause of your construction accident will point to who can be held responsible for your injuries. For instance, if a defective tool or other product caused your accident the manufacturer or seller may be held responsible under product liability. Examples of possible defendants in a construction accident lawsuit include:

  • Construction site owner
  • Engineer
  • Architect
  • General contractor
  • Prime contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Equipment manufacturer or seller
  • Tool manufacturer or seller
  • Materials supplier
  • Inspector

Construction Accidents and Injuries

Common construction accidents and injuries include:

  • Falls from heights or scaffolding
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Structure collapse
  • Slip and fall
  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Power and air tool accidents
  • Machinery accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Fires and explosions
  • Falling objects
  • Toxic exposure
  • Welding accidents
  • Accidents involving delivery vehicles
  • Chemical burns
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Overexertion injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Hearing loss

Causes of Construction Accidents and Injuries

Construction sites are dangerous by nature, but there are many avoidable hazards which make accidents and injuries far more likely to occur. Common causes of construction accidents and injuries include:

  • Messy jobsite
  • Poor communication between workers
  • Inadequate safety policies or enforcement
  • Inadequate training or supervision of workers
  • Inadequately maintained tools or equipment
  • Improperly assembled scaffolding
  • Faulty scaffolding
  • Defective tools or equipment
  • Faulty materials
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • Design flaws

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a construction accident, please review our list of attorneys to find an experienced construction accident attorney in your area. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we only get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds.