For decades, construction sites have been dangerous places simply because the various trades that work together at these locations do not completely understand one anothers roles and work practices. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 to ensure worker safety.

Construction accidents occur due to various issues, including exposed electrical wiring, failure to follow proper safety procedures, and failure to heed warning signs. Construction law encompasses proper site planning, safety protocols, and contractual agreements.

Construction accidents can range from minor to catastrophic and frequently result in death. Injuries sustained by victims of construction accidents include the following: amputations; blindness; deafness; broken bones, back; burns; coma; concussion; paralysis; severed spinal cord; Traumatic Brain Injury; and much more.

If your injury is caused by factors other than job safety, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of the defective tool or equipment. The owner of the site or general contractor may also bear responsibility.

A variety of entities may be liable for construction accidents.
  • The construction site owner;
  • The architect;
  • The engineer;
  • The contractor;
  • The construction manager; or,
  • The manufacturer.