Who is at fault if I was in a construction accident?
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Construction sites are unpredictable environments and some of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. Each year, thousands of injuries occur in construction zones, and hurt workers are often left facing financial hardship due to medical bills and missing work in addition to their pain and suffering.
At Zinda Law Group, we believe that no victim of a construction accident should have to face their case alone. Our construction accident attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek maximum compensation. As one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your construction injury case.
COMMON CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
The kinds of accidents that may occur in the hectic environments of construction sites are innumerable. Our construction accident attorneys are equipped to evaluate each case and help you develop a strategy to secure compensation. Some common accident types we have handled include:
- Ladder accidents. Ladders are ubiquitous tools in construction, and though the risks associated with climbing high on a ladder are obvious, many workers nevertheless do so; the injuries sustainable from a fall from a ladder can be severe.
- Scaffolding accidents. Scaffolding presents similar dangers to ladders, though with certain added complexities. For example, the elaborate structure of scaffolding may require added safety measures, such as guardrails, harnesses, adequate footing, and appropriate assembly.
- Nail gun accidents. The dangers of operating a nail gun are also obvious, and the injuries sustainable from a nail gun accident can be gruesome. Liable parties may include the manufacturer, an employer, or the nail gun operator.
- Electrocutions. Of course, running large machinery on a construction site comes with risk of electrocutions. Machinery, power tools, and overhead powerlines are all potential sources of electrocution liability. Potential injuries from electrocution include severe burns, organ damage, cardiac arrest, loss of limbs, paralysis, and death.
Who is at fault for construction accident injuries?
Depending on the facts of the case, liability in a construction accident may fall on a number of sources. A lawyer who is experienced with handling construction accident cases can help you evaluate the potential sources of recovery. Important questions in determining liability include:
- Where did the accident occur?
- What were the conditions of the accident site?
- What equipment was involved?
- Was the equipment used properly?
- Who had control over the site and equipment at the time of the accident?
- Whom do you work for?
Depending on the answers to these questions, liability may belong to the owner of the construction site, contractors and subcontractors responsible for individual segments of a project, architects and engineers responsible for the design safety standards of structures, or even from equipment manufacturers.