Construction Accident Lawyers in Albuquerque NM
Building a house requires workers to take risks, and the results of doing a dangerous job are shown in the records of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). More than a million and a half Americans work in the construction industry, and about 750,000 of them are involved in building residential homes. Statistics show that 21,000 work days are lost each year due to the roughly 38,000 injuries that occur on job sites. Construction accidents in Albuquerque, NM are included in OSHA’s records, and workers need legal representation to get compensation for injuries and losses.
OSHA issues citations to employers who violate rules that are designed to protect workers’ safety. Inspectors find a violation when a “substantial probability” of a condition that can cause harm exists, especially when an employer knew of the condition. Employers who should have known of a problem but did not are cited as well as those who knew but did nothing to change it. Workers rely on responsible employers who care about their personal safety and abide by OSHA’s rules.
Common Sources of Injuries
Job hazards that produce the most construction accidents are involved with these aspects of home building:
• fall protection
• electrical wiring
• forklifts and powered trucks
• machine guarding
Commercial construction jobs also present chemical hazards and the need for respiratory protection.
Faulty ladders often are the source of injuries that result from falls, and working on platforms that have no guard rails are common reasons for dangerous slips. Landing on equipment or tools can cause breaks, eye injuries and puncture wounds. Working with electricity without adequate protection from shock is hazardous and can create complicated injuries to the nervous system. Forklifts and other powered industrial trucks are a present danger when operated by an unqualified person. Unguarded machines can trap a worker’s hand or arm, often resulting in amputation. Construction employees expect an employer to provide a safe place to work.
Attorneys at Zinda Law Group work hard to protect workers in Albuquerque, NM. Founder of the firm, Jack Zinda, has received recognition for outstanding professional achievements. He has selected accomplished law school graduates to provide the most effective legal representation that is available anywhere. Attorney Joey Caputo focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury, and he is dedicated to passionately advocating for construction workers who need legal representation.
Victims of construction accidents are often hesitant to seek legal representation for fear of incurring legal fees and expenses. At Zinda Law Group, clients do not pay anything unless the firm wins a compensation settlement. There is no risk involved in talking to a personal injury attorney at the firm, and a free consultation helps victims assess matters related to filing a claim.