According to OSHA, there are more than 4,000 fatal construction accidents during a given year. That only includes deaths. There are also tens of thousands of injury cases. Construction workers are at risk of injury or fatality from many different situations at the construction site, including falls, objects striking them, electrocutions, and being caught in machinery. (OSHA Statistics)
Often, construction accidents were not accidental at all. Someone may have been negligent, such as the site owner, the construction leader, inspectors, operators, or even the manufacturer who created certain equipment. In these cases, it is very important that the right person is held liable.
Construction accidents that are non-fatal result in tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Additionally, the victim will often miss work and that means lost wages. Overall, the accident can be very costly for the victim, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Because negligence can be a problem in so many cases of accidents in construction sites, there has to be more accountability. That means if you were a victim of one of these accidents, you need to contact a legal office for help. If someone was responsible for your injuries, you could have a case against them. However, you will never know if you should be compensated for your losses if you never contact an attorney.
If you or someone you love was a victim of a construction site accident, contact the law offices of Thompson Wedeking. You can be entitled to a free consultation to discuss your case.