Construction accidents injure and kill thousands of workers each year. In some cases the claimant must file under the state’s workers' compensation act. However, in some cases it can be shown that a third party was at fault.
Property owners, architects, contractors, and equipment manufacturers can all be liable for insufficient safety measures when an accident occurs. The general contractor and all subcontractors are responsible for providing the appropriate safety provisions to ensure that the construction site is reasonably safe. It is their obligation to warn of possible hazards on the site, to hire employees who will use caution while working, to coordinate job safety, and to check that appropriate safety specifications are being followed. Manufacturers of construction equipment may also be responsible for designing and maintaining safe products.
Causes of Construction Accidents
Dangerous or defective equipment may be at fault in a construction accident, including:
- Power tools
- Heavy equipment
Due to the inherent dangers of construction, many employed in the construction and building industry find themselves confronted with deadly work sites on a daily basis. Serious building and construction site accidents result in catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death.
Construction site accidents are occurring across the country with an alarming frequency. With thousands of projects underway across the US, the frequency and severity of construction site accidents will surely increase as this year passes.
If you or a loved one is injured while on the job, you need a team of experienced lawyers on your side. It is important that your lawyers have a through knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations that govern construction sites and accidents. It is important that when developing theories of liability against a general contractor and/or subcontractors, your lawyer has a complete understanding of the facts and the evidence obtained and preserved and of the relevant laws.
If you would like a free consultation with one of our experienced construction accident lawyers, please call 877-638-6226 or email our Little Rock office today. We proudly serve all of Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee.