Construction Accidents

Construction Accident Attorneys

 

Construction sites can be dangerous places to work. Everyday, construction workers are in danger of being hurt by their typical work surroundings. In addition to the construction worker, the people responsible for the worker’s safety have an obligation to ensure all safety measures are in place. Also, the general public can be injured by construction workers negligence or failure to follow rules and protocol for handling equipment.

 

If you or a loved one has suffered a construction injury call our construction accident lawyers at Gross and Gonzalez now at 718-665-1600

Ladder & Scaffold Injury

 

According to OSHA, scaffold and ladder injuries account for approximately 41% of all fall injuries on construction sites. The dangers involved when working on ladders and scaffolds are far greater than those associated with other types of construction work.

Defective Machinery

 

If you are injured while using defective or unsafe equipment, you may be entitled to compensation beyond your workers’ compensation benefits. Most accidents involving unsafe equipment are caused by a failure to maintain the equipment in good condition.

Crane Accidents

 

Crane operators are required to have extensive training to ensure proper operation and many safety precautions need to be taken when using a crane. Operators along with the workers in surrounding areas need to be extremely careful and aware of the machinery in order to avoid causing a crane accident. A common crane accident occurs when a crane comes into contact with a power line, causing electrocution. This type of crane accident causes a majority of crane accident fatalities.

Electrocution

 

Families are sometimes devastated by electrical accidents that take place in the presence of high-voltage electricity found in their neighborhoods or around construction sites. When a person is exposed to high voltage electricity, it can result in death or permanent disability. Power companies, construction companies and building owners are required to follow strict rules and safety standards. When these rules are not obeyed, catastrophic injuries can result.

Falling Objects

 

Although a construction site is a dangerous place by nature, potential accidents are difficult to predict. Falling objects at a construction site are one of these dangers. Unfortunately, even the impact of a small tool can cause severe head and brain injuries as well as wrongful death. Ceiling collapses or loose tiles are also a danger and source of potential falling objects. Falling object injuries can range from mild to disabling. In some instances, a ceiling collapse can result in death.