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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT
In a construction site there are workers that can be hurt and second party, for example, a vendor or the general public. The employer or person responsible for contracting out skilled workers for the construction job are carefully trained and have cerification where needed. In addition to this the site and processes must all be OSHA/MIOSHA compliant at all times. However accidents can still occur at the construction site.

Construction injury facts
  • Workers between 25 and 34 years old are the most likely to be injured in a construction site accident.

  • Most construction site injuries involve construction workers' backs and spines.

  • The NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) reported in 2005 that 1,224 construction workers died on the job over the course of one year, making the construction industry the most dangerous industry in the country.

  • A full 15 percent of workers' compensation costs are spent on workers who were injured while at a construction site.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reported that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year. The OSHA also reports that fall hazards are the leading cause of injury at construction sites.
  • There are roughly 150,000 construction site accident injuries each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS also reported that while falls make up the majority of the construction site accidents, contact with equipment was also a significant cause of injury for workers.

 

$16,000,000 a large settlement in a construction accident case for an asbestos handler who fell 23 feet from a scaffold during demolition of the Pepsi plant. The total funds to the injured worker and his wife exceed $25 million.

$14,000,000 Workplace Safety Lawsuit Verdict. Wilmington Delaware jury returned a verdict of 14 million dollars in workplace safety case ... The largest verdict ever rendered there, worker fell off of a roof, non OSHA Compliant.

$10,000,000 Settlement in a crane accident case in New York County for a woman who was seriously injured when a 35-ton construction crane fell on her legs at an excavation site.


Areas to be examined at construction site

    Gas Explosions

    Fork Lift Accidents

    Construction Site Falls

    Run-Over by Operating Equipment

    Electrical Accidents Trench

    Collapses Fires and Explosions

    Welding Accidents


    Scaffolding Accidents

    Ladder Accidents

    Elevator Accidents

    Structure Failure

    Building Collapse

    Supervisor Negligence

    Punch Press Malfunctions


Logging Accidents

Brazing Accidents

Cutting Accidents

Dumpster Accidents

Nail gun Accidents

Compressor Accidents

Exploding Compressor


Sources of compensation for construction accident injuries/losses

  • Employers/Business/Companies owners
  • Insurance companies
  • Property owners
  • Lost wages if you take time off form your job, sick leave or a vacation time to recover from injuries due to an accident, we may be able to get compensation for this time away from work.
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Impairment of earning capacity
  • Life care expenses
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Loss of consortium (the services of an injured spouse)