The construction industry employs over 6 million people in the United States. It is considered one of the country's most dangerous professions. Each year over 8,000 construction workers are injured or killed on the job. Many of these accidents could be avoided if the employer offered proper training and supplied adequate safety equipment. Worker's compensation regulations forbid an employee from filing a lawsuit against an employer over a construction accident. An experienced attorney familiar with construction accident law is necessary when filing a complaint.
Construction Equipment Accidents
Construction equipment accidents are just one of the many dangers construction workers face on a daily basis. The most common type of equipment accidents are those involving the crane. Crane accidents involve the crane coming into contact with electrical power lines. The operator and anyone standing nearby are at risk of severe injury or death from electric shock. These incidents do not happen frequently, but when they do occur the results can be devastating. Crane accidents claim 50 lives in the U.S. each year. Construction companies are required to inspect equipment and provide safety training for all employees who operate heavy machinery.
Choosing the Right Attorney
The best way to determine if you are entitled to compensation through a lawsuit for a construction site injury is to contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney in the field of construction personal injury litigation. Most experienced and qualified personal injury attorneys will provide free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and determine whether or not a personal injury claim should be filed. Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance companies and guide you through the legal process.