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Construction Site Accidents

Every year, many people fall victim to injury, harm and even death through accidents on construction sites. These sites are rife with danger, but most sites follow strict health and safety rules to ensure that these dangers are not a threat to the workers on the site. However, accidents do happen, and these can result from a variety of causes. Construction site accidents could stem from:

  • Negligence of other site workers
  • Inappropriate behavior of other site workers
  • Defective machinery on site
  • Mistakes and negligence caused by drinking or drugs taken by others

If the accident on a construction site is not the fault of the injured party, then they could be eligible to claim compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain, suffering, and any long term injuries sustained through the accident. Some of the dangers from which injuries could be sustained on construction sites include:

  • Defective scaffolding, or improperly constructed scaffolding
  • Defective forklifts or irresponsibly operated forklifts
  • Falling loads due to improper loading/unloading or negligence
  • Trips or falls due to material left lying around on the site
  • Falling structures
  • Harm caused by equipment used on site (welding rods, electrical devices etc.) through irresponsible use or negligence

The person or company held responsible for the accident will depend on the accident itself. It could be your employer, another worker at the site, a contractor, or a manufacturer depending on the cause of the accident. Your lawyers at Dashevsky, Horwitz, Kuhn, Novello & Shorr, P.C. will be able to determine who is to be held responsible based upon the facts that you provide to us and the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Dashevsky, Horwitz, Kuhn, Novello & Shorr, P.C.

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