Construction work is one of the most dangerous work sectors for individuals, and accidents on a construction sites are a frequent occurrence. The hazards and risks of construction work are fairly well known, however the problem lies in the fact that they are very difficult to control in a constantly changing work environment. Anyone can get hurt in a construction accident from a person working on a site to a person just walking by the site, and accidents can range from a minor cut or abrasion to more severe accidents where serious harm is done. Leading safety hazards on a construction site are falls from heights, motor vehicle crashes, excavation accidents, electrocution, machine accidents, and being struck by falling objects. Some of the main health hazards on construction work sites are asbestos, solvents, noise, and manual handling activities.
If you are a victim, you need to know how your rights and eligibility to be compensated. In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues and enforces standards concerning workplace safety and health, as well as setting fines for contractors and employers. However, OSHA does not provide for a private right of recovery for an individual who has suffered harm as a result of a construction accident; therefore, injured individuals should consult an attorney regarding their rights and remedies against the at fault party. My office handles litigation in both State and Federal Court for injuries resulting from construction accidents.