If you work in the construction industry, you likely already know of the many dangers you risk every day at work. In fact, the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Construction site accidents is one of the most common types of work injuries that a workers’ compensation lawyer in Glendale, AZ handles for clients. If you have been injured on the job, call our office to find out how we can help.
There are certain types of construction site accidents that are more common than others:
Falling objects: On many construction sites, especially large ones, there are usually multiple workers who are on scaffolding, ladders, roofs, beams, and other higher altitude locations. This can prevent a danger to workers who are on the ground or at lower altitudes of tools, materials, or other objects that the worker may accidentally drop. The object can hit another worker and cause serious injury. In some cases, the landing of the falling object can even be fatal.
Accidents with equipment: There is large and heavy machinery that is used on construction sites. This equipment may be used for excavating, moving materials, and lifting. A Glendale, AZ workers’ compensation lawyer knows that all it takes is a malfunction of the equipment or an error by the person operating the equipment for a catastrophic accident to occur.
Electrocutions: There are so many steps to building a structure. One of the most critical – and the most hazardous – is installing the electrical system. During this process, there may be exposed wiring or other electrical components both underground and other locations in the building. Not only is the worker who installs the electrical system at risk, but any other worker who is working near or around these components can also be injured if there is any kind of issue or accident with the electrical system.
Collapse: A collapse on a construction site often results in fatalities. The collapse can involve the ground that the structure is being built on due to the instability that is caused by the trenches and holes being dug out. A collapse can also occur at any stage of the building process and continue until all of the support systems are put in place and installed. Until this occurs, the building can be unsteady, and a collapse can occur at any time.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job at a construction site accident, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC to schedule a free consultation with a skilled and dedicated Glendale, AZ workers’ compensation lawyer and find out what legal options you may have for your work injuries.