According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 5,071 fatalities occurred on the job in 2008. Construction represents the occupation with one of the highest rates of injury and death. In 2004, the most frequent categories for citation on construction work sites were:
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.
The Law Offices of Robert A. Brenner have more than 35 years of experience in helping people to obtain compensation for lost wages, injuries, and hospital bills. Many of our clients have been workers injured or killed on construction sites. Many of them have sustained catastrophic injuries, such as burn injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputation injuries. Many of these victims have become permanently disabled due to their injury, rendering them unable to work in their chosen profession. Some have died as a direct result of a construction site accident, leaving behind their loved ones to grieve over their wrongful death.
The Law Offices of Robert A. Brenner provide counseling to workers and others injured on construction sites. We can help you determine if you are eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. In cases of wrongful death, we can assist families who wish to seek recompense.
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. Call Attorney Robert A. Brenner today for answers and action.
October 13, 2015