Working at a construction site is dangerous. However, it does not have to be. Most construction workers know the dangers that exist on their job site. A construction worker that has been on a job site for any period of time likely knows, or has heard of a fellow worker, who was injured due to:
- Defective or collapsing scaffolds
- Falls from/through roofs or other high structures
- Ladder injuries
- Collapsing of walls or floors
- Crane accidents
- Defective hoists
- Conveyor malfunction
- Tractor injuries
- Forklift accidents
- Mining accidents
- Elevator shaft falls
- Defective rope or cable
The list of potential construction site dangers is endless. Sadly, most construction site accidents could have been prevented by the proper enforcement of safety practices. By law, every construction worker is required to be properly trained in the operation of machinery, and his or her job, and the site should always be managed according to OSHA regulations. However, this is not always the reality.
Because more than one company is often working at the same construction site, determining who is at fault for your injuries will be a complicated first step. It is possible that your injuries were the result of a sub-contractor, a property owner, the property management company, or possibly the construction management company. Also, because a construction worker's job requires them to use several types of tools and safety devices, it's possible that your injury was the result of a defective product.
Because time is critical in a construction site injury case, it's consult with a construction injury lawyer as soon as possible. Evidence and memories can disappear, and if a formal investigation is not completed shortly after the accident, you may jeopardize losing the strongest piece of evidence for your potential injury claim.
ACME Law Offices, has years of experience handling complex construction site injury cases in the Chicago area and can help you know your rights and recover the compensation you are entitled to.Contact ACME Law Offices today for a free consultation