Cumming Georgia Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction accidents are common and dangerous
Due to the type of work involved, where heavy equipment, large building materials, and half-finished structures are common, construction sites are some of the riskiness places to work and be around. Accidents in and around these sites are very common. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have noted that construction sites have the highest amount of accidents of any industry in America. Also, due to the complicated and large equipment and materials that are commonly found at these sites, the injuries that can occur are very often dangerous and life-threatening.
Because construction sites are so dangerous, companies have a very high duty to provide a safe workplace for both employees and bystanders. Most accidents at these sites are caused by negligence, however, and the company did not live up to this duty and unreasonably caused possible serious injuries. If the injuries could have been prevented by reasonable care taken by the company, then that is a problem that needs to be addressed. If you have been injured on a construction site, contact the experienced construction site attorneys at Boling Rice, LLC in Cumming to help you receive the piece of mind and compensation to which you are entitled.
The “Big Four” common construction site accidents
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has labelled the most common construction site accidents as the “Big Four.”
• Falls: The nature of construction work usually involves structures that are built to unsafe heights, as well as equipment that must be used at these heights. It is common for workers to fall from these heights, causing disabling or life-threatening head, neck, spinal cord, or brain injuries.
• Being struck by objects: Most of the tools and objects involved in construction work are heavy, made out of dangerous material, or sharp. When a worker is accidentally struck by these objects, it can have horrible consequences which result in disability or death.
• Being trapped: Construction sites are full of materials that can cause injury if they fall on you, but what happens afterward? Being trapped under building materials or between construction equipment can cause terrible injury and possible suffocation. Also, the ground at construction sites can be unstable due to the heavy equipment moving across it and any holes that might need to be dug, so workers are also at risks of falling down shafts or other unsafe areas and becoming trapped.
• Electrocution: While buildings are incomplete, the electrical systems that will eventually power them are frequently exposed. Also, the equipment used at the sites can also require vast amounts of power to run. Coming in contact with these wires or other power sources can cause serious injury, disability, or death.
Contact a Cumming construction site attorney today for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to a construction site accident that you believe was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a
free consultation with one of our attorneys, please fill out the case evaluation form to the left or call our office today at (770) 887-3162.