TOO MANY INJURIES - TOO MANY DEATHS
Construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry. Serious work-related injuries at construction sites occur far too often.
The sheer number of hazards on a construction site makes it virtually impossible to prevent all injuries, but there is no excuse for cutting corner on safety. Some hazards include:
Falls from scaffolds and other elevations
Being struck by moving or falling machinery
Eexposure to asbestos, dust and toxic chemicals
Injuries from defective or unsafe equipment
Lifting and repetitive motion injuries
According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry accounts for the highest number of worker fatalities of any industry.
If you aren injured while working at work, your financial recovery may be limited by workers' compensation laws.
Other parties than your employer may be legally responsible for your injuries. These could include third-party contractors, property owners or equipment manufacturers. These recoveries are not limited by worker's compensation.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a construction accident, call us immediately and we will work with you to learn if you qualify for benefits.
OSHA AND EMPLOYEE WORKPLACE RIGHTS
OSHA safety standards and regulations apply to construction projects, so it is helpful to have a general idea of your rights under OSHA as an employee at a construction job site.
THE SIPES LAW FIRM can help you understand your rights regarding compensation.
LET US HELP
Contractors have a responsibility to maintain safety for their employees and others on the job. THE SIPES LAW FIRM will hold companies responsible for cutting corners on safety or for providing defective equipment.
We can help victims of construction site accidents recover the costs of:
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
We will go to work for you to get you the compensation you deserve.
LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
Click on the following links to find more information regarding construction accidents and your rights.