Construction accidents result from the violation of safety laws at construction sites as well as from the negligence of contractors, equipment suppliers, subcontractors, truckers on the site and owners of properties who do not properly maintain them. Please contact us today to help you determine if you have been a victim of negligence.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
- Falls from buildings or structures
- Faulty ladders
- Old and worn scaffolds
- Rotting floors
- Improper disposal methods
- Unsafe working conditions
- Slippery areas of construction site
- Defective or damaged materials, tools or other equipment
- Violation of safety codes
- Drug or alcohol abuse on the job
There are several parties who are responsible for the safety of any construction worker hired to work on site. According to state and federal law, it is the owner of the property and the general contractor’s responsibility to adequately inspect and maintain construction sites. The law also states that the owners of buildings are required to inspect construction sites to ensure the safety of the site. Manufacturers of construction tools and equipment are responsible for ensuring their products are not damaged or defective. If any of these parties do not follow the stated laws of safety, then construction accidents are likely to occur and cause life threatening consequences for construction workers.
Construction Accidents and the Law
The law protects the rights and safety of all workers hired to work on a construction site. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death from a construction accident, Ronemus & Vilensky can recover significant money for you to cover lost wages, medical bills and more. Contact Ronemus & Vilensky and speak to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys who will advise you as to the best course of action.