With any personal injury claim, you will need to prove that another party was liable for your injuries in order to receive compensation for your medical expenses. Negligence and failure to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations are usually the basis of most construction site accident claims.Some common reasons that construction site accidents occur:
- Unsafe work practices – Negligence in inspection and ongoing regulation of safety measures and worksite conditions.
- Unsafe equipment – Equipment that is not maintained properly or is unsuited for the job.
- Unsafe working conditions – Unmarked hazards, failure to cease construction during unsafe weather conditions.
- Product liability – Malfunctioning or improperly maintained equipment.
In the case of the first 3 common construction site injury causes, the property owner or contractor is typically held liable for the accident. Malfunctioning equipment may be the liability of the equipment manufacturer or service technicians.The heavy machinery and hectic conditions present at construction sites can lead to many more severe injuries such as:
- severe fractures;
- head injury;
- traumatic brain injury;
- spinal cord injury;
- severed limbs;
- severe burns;
- disfigurement; and/or
Our basic overview of construction accidents talks more about liability and the parties that may be responsible for your construction site accident. You should never take a construction site injury lightly and if you feel your injuries are substantial enough to warrant a personal injury claim, you should contact an attorney.An experienced Chicago at The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. can help you investigate your construction site accident and determine your options for filing a personal injury claim. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 312-263-1080.