Construction accidents are distinct by nature of the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations that construction contractors must adhere to. When a fall from a roof occurs due to lack of fall protection, or when bad scaffolding or ladders result in spinal cord injury or death to construction workers, the question of employer negligence comes into play. If you have been injured in any construction accident, including ones related to heavy equipment and highway or road construction, contact our firm to discuss your legal matter.
A prompt investigation may reveal that basic OSHA regulations, such as the following rule concerning trucks, was not followed at the job site:
The driver shall be required to slow down and sound the horn at cross aisles and other locations where vision is obstructed. If the load being carried obstructs forward view, the driver shall be required to travel with the load trailing.
Lack of hand rails leading to roofing accidents or failure to follow safety procedures for any type of heavy equipment or work site circumstance as specified by OSHA may mean that a contractor or a supervisor failed to perform his or her job correctly. On the other hand, mining accidents involving forklifts may have been caused by a manufacturing defect. The sooner a lawyer is involved in an investigation into a catastrophic or fatal accident, the more likely it is that a victim will be well positioned to receive maximum available compensation.
After a construction accident, it is nearly certain that employers will have their own attorneys whose sole job is to limit the liability of responsible parties. An injured worker likewise needs his or her own advocate to ensure that his or her rights are protected and that all rightful compensation is paid — whether through workers’ compensation or through lawsuits involving manufacturers or subcontractors.
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Contact Bailey, Javins & Carter to schedule a free initial consultation if you were injured or lost a family member in a fatal construction accident.