Construction sites represent the occupation with one of the highest rates of injury and death. The most frequent causes of construction site accidents involve:
Fall protection training
Construction safety and health provisions
Electrical wiring, design and protection
Product defects (tools and equipment), failure to guard the worksite, crane accidents and explosions from compressed gas and other hazardous materials are also of concern.
Common sense would dictate that safety should be of primary concern on construction sites, but contractors sometimes ignore safety standards set out by OSHA and other regulatory bodies in an effort to cut costs. As a result of ignoring these safety standards put in place to protect workers, accidents occur, often with tragic results.
Damages Resulting from Construction Site Injuries or Death
Because of the severity of many construction site injuries, a person may be unable to work, medical bills may mount, and the level of physical and emotional discomfort may become severe. The recovery of damages from the person or entity responsible will help alleviate the stress of living with one’s injuries. Compensation may include a monetary award for medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Compensation will include recovery for the past, present, and future costs of medical care and lost wages.
Money received from workers’ compensation is usually less than your actual out-of-pocket expenses, and workers’ compensation awards no punitive damages (money assessed against the responsible person or company to deter similar future conduct).
Being able to sue these third parties, even though the injury happened while working, may allow the injured person to escape the financial limitations of workers’ compensation and collect the full extent of all monetary damages, including current and future medical expenses, present and future pain and suffering, emotional distress, actual lost wages and future lost earnings, attorney’s fees, and court costs. A spouse can seek damages for loss of spousal consortium (the lost ability to engage in a normal marital relationship), and some states allow children to file claims for loss of parental consortium. A lawsuit might also include an award of punitive damages.
If you or someone you care about has been injured or killed in a construction site accident, you should act quickly to protect your legal rights.
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