Construction Site Injuries
Accidents that occur on construction sites can lead to broken bones, head trauma, damage to the neck and spine and other serious injuries. Our experienced construction site injury attorneys understand how traumatic these types of catastrophic injuries can be and fight to help you recover maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages.
Causes Of Construction Site Injuries
Falling debris and heavy equipment such as cranes, trucks and forklifts cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Other causes of injuries include:
- Electrical accidents
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Defective or malfunctioning equipment and tools
- Insufficient safety measures
- Lack of proper protective gear
Who Is Responsible For Injuries Sustained In Construction Site Accidents?
Construction site accidents are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries, but it’s possible for visitors and pedestrians to be injured as well. Construction companies, contractors and subcontractors have a legal responsibility to ensure that a construction site is reasonably safe. They are obligated to properly maintain and repair equipment, post clear warnings of possible hazards, provide proper training and protective gear for workers and ensure that all safety regulations are followed. If employees fail to use proper caution while working, their employer may be liable for any accidents and injuries to visitors and passersby.
Third-Party Liability For Construction Site Injuries
Whether you were injured on a construction site as a worker, visitor or pedestrian, if an independent subcontractor, another construction company, a property owner or defective machinery or product caused your injuries, that party may be liable. If you’ve been injured on the job and receive workers’ compensation benefits, you typically cannot sue your employer. A third-party personal injury lawsuit can potentially provide additional compensation for your injuries and other damages. In addition, a personal injury attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim if a loved one is killed in a construction accident. Third-party liability claims can be complex, and our experienced construction site injury lawyers will assess your case and pursue all avenues of potential compensation.
Contact A Construction Site Accident Attorney
If you’ve been hurt or have lost a loved one in a construction accident, our personal injury attorneys at Johnson and Taylor, LLC, will fight to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve. Call at 503-990-6641 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today. We serve clients in Marion, Polk and Linn counties, Salem/Keizer and surrounding areas.