Construction sites can be dangerous places. It’s vital for contractors, subcontractors, and workers to follow proper procedures and take precautions to keep everyone safe.
The Team at Stanley Law Offices have recovered compensation for many clients who sustained injuries as civilians on construction sites and even as pedestrians walking by. Joe knows – knowing the risks and causes of injury can help you take proper precautions and understand your rights if you are hurt due to someone else’s negligence on a construction site.
Causes Of Injury On Construction Sites
There are countless ways to get hurt on a construction site, but falling debris is one of the most common causes of injury to visitors, pedestrians, and workers. That’s why it’s essential for contractors and workers to properly put up barricades to keep pedestrians at a safe distance.
If you’re visiting a construction site, it’s easy to be injured not only by falling objects but by tripping and falling over materials or into improperly marked holes or ditches. When workers are not properly trained in safety precautions and the operation of heavy equipment and tools, tragic accidents and injuries can happen.
Defective machinery and hazardous materials can also cause catastrophic injuries to bystanders and workers. Contractors and construction site managers have a duty to require all visitors to wear hard hats and other appropriate safety gear, post visible signs of hazards, and advise all who enter how to take proper precautions.
Proving Negligence In Construction Site Injury Claims
Most personal injury claims involve proving negligence and assigning liability. If you’ve been hurt as a visitor on a construction site, you must prove that the liable parties had a duty of care to keep the construction site safe, that they breached that duty, and that the breach caused harm or injury. These types of claims can be tricky.
Hiring an attorney with extensive knowledge of premises liability, construction regulations, and the responsibilities of site managers and owners is a must. A skilled attorney will have the resources to thoroughly investigate the facts of your case, determine liability, and gather relevant evidence to support your claim.
Recovering Compensation In A Construction Site Injury Claim
Construction site injuries can be catastrophic and have a significant impact on the quality of life of injured victims. Whether you or a loved one were injured by faulty equipment or falling objects, if you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
These types of cases are complex. There may be multiple parties that can be held legally responsible for your damages, from the landowner to the developer, construction company, subcontractors, and even individual workers. If your injury was caused by defective machinery, equipment, or tools, you may be entitled to pursue a products liability lawsuit as well.
If you are injured and have been offered a settlement that seems generous, it’s important to be wary. Insurance companies usually offer the bare minimum in compensation or may even deny your claim altogether.
A seasoned personal injury attorney can determine the extent of your damages and their true physical, emotional, and financial cost. They can handle contentious negotiations with the insurance companies and fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Contact A Construction Site Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian or have lost a loved one in a construction site accident, the Team at Stanley Law can assess your case and advise you on the most effective course of action to recover maximum compensation. Our dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers can also help if you’re a worker who’s been injured on the job. We’ll get our hardworking crew working for you.
To schedule a free initial consultation at Stanley Law Offices, contact us online or call 800-608-3333 or 800-372-3760. Our offices are conveniently located in Syracuse, Binghamton, Watertown, and Rochester, New York, and Montrose, Pennsylvania. Se habla español.