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Construction Site Accident Lawyers & Construction Lawsuits
The OSHA (Occupations Safety and Heath Administration) assumes that there will be over 1,000 construction workers that will suffer a work-related fatality this year while many others will undergo substantial physical injuries which could have been avoided. Even though construction workers are skilled laborers who are trained in basic safety, accidents will still occur on job sites. Just a few of the reasons some of these accidents will occur may be due to working with faulty materials, inferior tools and equipment, malfunctioning machinery and negligence.
When accidents in the construction injury occur, many of the hard working laborers can feel betrayed, frustrated and often times overwhelmed by the lack of legal options they are presented with. Many of these workers can become injured beyond the ability to work, and the loss of income acts as motivation for them to return to work even before their injuries are properly healed. This can further endanger the worker’s physical safety and health conditions. It is very important to realize that construction site accident injuries are not just ‘part of the job’. Construction site accidents should be seen as a threat to the safety for all workers as well as a threat to the project as a whole.
On-site construction site accidents are highly preventable and this is just one of the reasons why filing a construction site accident lawsuit is so important. Many times not only could the accident be averted, but the victim is often left in financial hardship being forced to pay many expensive medical bills while not being able to work. Winning a lawsuit can be one of the few ways that the victim can actually receive enough compensation to pay off their spiraling medical debt and provide the emotional closure that they need.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, it is very important that you seek help from a qualified construction accident attorney as soon as possible.