Construction sites can be one of the most dangerous places to work. Each year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of workers are severely injured, and many lose their lives, due to construction site accidents.
As a general matter, a construction company is responsible for inspecting a work site. If an individual suffers injury or death on a work site, the construction company, along with property owners, architects, equipment manufacturers and others who may be involved in the work site can be held legally responsible. Although worker’s compensation insurance may cover some of the damages involved in a construction site accident, such insurance is often insufficient to make the injured worker whole.
Construction site accidents are often related to the following:
- Heavy equipment
- Dangerous or defective machinery
- Combustible and/or compressed gas hazards
- Welding, cutting or brazing.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, call The Zarella Law Office, LLC today for a free consultation.