Common Construction Accident Claims

22282082_mUnder the best conditions, construction sites are inherently dangerous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set forth strict safety standards to minimize the dangers as much as possible. However, OSHA violations are not uncommon and even with total compliance construction accidents still happen. Injured construction workers may be able to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits, as well as compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.


Falls are the most common type of construction site accident causing serious injury or death. According to OSHA, falls were responsible for 36.9% of construction deaths in 2013. Falls can occur from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, cranes, and from one floor to another. They may be the result of safety violations or defective equipment.

Falling Objects

Another common cause of construction site injury is being struck by a falling object. When a construction worker is stuck by a falling tool or building materials, protective gear, such as a hardhat, is not always enough to prevent serious injury.

Tools and Equipment

Accidents involving tools and heavy equipment can cause brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, crush injuries, and more. These types of accidents can be the result of poor communication between workers or a defective tool or equipment. When a defective tool or piece of equipment causes an accident or injury the manufacturer or seller may be held responsible under product liability.

Electric Shock and Electrocution

Electric shock and electrocution can be the result of poorly placed ladders and other equipment, defective tools or equipment, and other unsafe conditions. Those who survive can suffer serious injuries including damage to internal organs.

Caught in Between

Construction accidents in which workers are caught in between vehicles or equipment and walls or other objects are often the result of poor communication between workers, and inadequate training and supervision.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, an experienced construction accident attorney can help you receive all available compensation. can help you find a highly credentialed construction accident claims attorney today.



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