Unfortunately, construction sites can pose many risks of injury for construction workers. It is essential for construction workers to be familiar with the legal protections available to them if they have been injured on a construction site due to the carelessness or negligence of a third party.
There are a variety of different types of injuries construction workers can suffer on a construction site. Construction site injuries can include fall injuries which may result from falls from roofs, scaffolding, ladders, cranes or other heights common on a construction site. Fall injuries ca be serious and even catastrophic in some instances. Construction workers can also be injured by falling equipment that has not been properly secured.
Other types of construction injuries that can result from a construction accident can include equipment-related injuries, such as nail gun accidents, or construction workers being backed over, pinned or crushed on a construction site. Collapses, such as trench collapses or building collapses, can also injure construction workers. Additional types of accidents related to fires or explosions can also occur on a construction site injuring construction workers.
In some cases, when a negligent third-party is responsible for the harm the construction worker has suffered, the injured worker may be able to pursue a claim for damages against the negligent third-party. Third parties that may be responsible for the harm suffered by the construction worker can include subcontractors, property or building owners, an equipment manufacturer, a construction superintendent or project manager, an architect, vendors or other private parties.
Because of how serious construction injuries can be, it is necessary for injured construction workers and their families to be familiar with construction accident liability and how they may be able to receive help with their physical, financial and emotional damages.