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Construction Accidents

While all workplaces have some risks, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. However, just because the construction industry comes with great risks doesn’t mean construction workers aren’t entitled to a reasonably safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets strict safety guidelines for all workplaces, including construction sites. Unfortunately, these safety regulations aren’t always adhered to, and this often causes severe accidents.

Things like defective or old equipment, negligent subcontractors, or dangerous machinery can easily cause permanent or fatal injuries on a construction site.

The construction accident lawyers at Whitfield Bryson LLP have handle a wide array of construction accidents including:

  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Welding injuries
  • Roof cave-ins and wall collapses
  • Explosions and burn injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Slips and falls

Why Hire A Lawyer?

While workers’ compensation can help pay for your medical bills, it doesn’t hold anyone accountable for the negligence that causes accidents. Construction sites are full of subcontractors performing specialized jobs. If these subcontractors don’t have the appropriate training or are reckless, they can injure other workers on the jobsite. A claim against a subcontractor or party other than your direct employer is called a third-party claim.

Third-party claims can be more difficult than other types of workplace accident claims because there are more moving parts involved. A lawyer will be able to investigate the accident and determine exactly how the accident happened. This will allow the victims and their families to prove negligence in court and obtain compensation for their injuries.

Choose Whitfield Bryson LLP

For over 25 years, the construction accident lawyers at Whitfield Bryson LLP have been helping injured construction workers get the rightful compensation they deserve. While workers’ compensation can help pay for medical bills, it doesn’t compensate you for your pain and suffering and it doesn’t completely cover lost earnings. That’s why our lawyers fully investigate claims with the latest technology and experts to get clients full compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. There is no upfront cost for working with us. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us anything unless we help you obtain compensation.

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