Construction Site Accidents
Construction workers are employed in an industry that produces one of the most dangerous work environments for employees in any industry. The hazardous nature of these job sites has prompted the passage of numerous Federal and Maryland laws and regulations to establish safety programs and safety awareness in an attempt to prevent the occurrence of serious accidents. Despite all the effort, the very nature of a construction work site makes accidents, injures and even deaths an all too common event across the country. Following any serious accident, the injured worker or his family would be wise to contact qualified attorney to address the legal issues that may be involved in the construction incident.
Hazards on a construction site that may lead to injuries include:
- Falls From High Elevations
- Welding Accidents
- Exposure To Unsafe Chemicals and Materials
- Defective and Dangerous Equipment
The number of building industry deaths exceeds many other industries in the total of workplace fatalities occurring on the job. In addition there are thousand of workers seriously injured across the US on these dangerous work sites. Accidents can occur for numerous reasons, one of those being negligence on the part of the employer. Other issues that need to be investigated include those dealing with compliance to occupational and safety standard regulations. Another consideration involves issues of liability resulting from the complex nature of the structure of responsibilities for construction projects. These issues dictate that that a legal specialist who understands the intricacies involved in accidents be engaged to maximize compensation for injuries.
This special class of injury can be debilitating and have a great affect on a worker and his family. A workers quality of life may change and the financial impact to a family can be life altering. Monetary rewards received for injuries caused by others reckless and negligent conduct cannot make up for injuries or replace a family member in the case of a fatal accident, however these awards will help recover medical expenses and address the loss of earnings that may result.
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