Even under the best circumstances, construction sites are dangerous places. With the sheer amount of machinery and manpower working in a confined space, not to mention a number of dangerous materials and hazardous substances, construction sites must be on their guard to ensure the safety of the crew to prevent a construction accident from occuring.
The construction company has a responsibility to provide a safe work environment and to give their workers proper safety training.
Too often the owners or contractors fail in this regard, and the result is often tragic painful injury. Every day, workers fall victim to negligence and as a result, suffer potentially debilitating injuries while on the job. As a result, these dedicated workers experience intense physical and emotional pain, become saddled with medical bills, and lose their ability to make a living.
If you or someone you love have fallen victim to a construction accident, a dedicated personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC can help guide you through the legal process of getting compensation. We do the heavy legal lifting so that you can focus on getting better and sorting out your recovery.
Types and Causes of Construction Accidents
Because construction sites are incredibly complex and involve a variety of pieces of equipment, the causes of potential injury range from equipment issues, site maintenance malfeasance and mistakes by other workers. Causes of accidental injury include:
- Negligent operation of tractors, trucks or forklifts
- Dangerously constructed scaffolding or support structures
- Improper use of bulldozers or cranes
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals and other substances
- Injuries caused by graters or improperly maintained power tools
- Accidental contact with electrical hazards
The vast majority of construction site accidents can be prevented through proper site presentation and maintenance, however, despite this many workers are injured every day while on the job. These poor victims face physical and emotional trauma that can have a massive impact on their day to day lives. Worse, the pain is often compounded by extensive recovery times, exorbitant medical bills and excessive suffering for their family and loved ones.
Damages Awarded from a Construction Accident
Because construction sites are so complicated, construction injuries can be the fault of a whole host of potential parties. These include general contractors, subcontractors, the owners of the construction sites, the manufacturers of malfunctioning equipment, and even other negligent entities. Sorting out who is at fault and determining the amount of damages is no easy task.
When approaching a construction injury lawsuit, you want to ensure that you work with an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced law firm. The Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC bring a considerable amount of personal injury law experience to each and every case they take. Injured construction workers often feel let down by their employers, who are tasked with keeping their employees safe. Our team is sensitive to that injustice, and take great pains to provide our clients with the best possible service as we fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact our offices right away to set up a consultation to discuss your construction accident and how best we can serve you. Our offices are open during normal business hours. However, our team can also be available for meetings on nights and weekends.