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CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS

Workers at construction sites are exposed to many hazards that other workers are not: They work around heavy machinery, they work at heights, they work in less than optimal weather conditions, and they may be injured by workers from other trades.  As a result, whenever you are hurt on a construction site you have, along with a worker’s compensation claim, a possible personal injury claim against another subcontractor or against the General Contractor.  Oftentimes the general contractor can be held responsible for a construction site accident under the theory that they have a duty to provide a safe workplace for all employees at the site.  Thus our firm represents a lot of construction workers on both a worker’s compensation claim and a personal injury claim arising from the same incident.

These cases can be some of the most complex cases due to the number of persons (i.e. potential witnesses) present at the job site, the number of subcontractors, and the agreements entered into between the general and the subs.  Frequently the injuries occur due to the use or misuse of equipment or scaffolding.  This takes an understanding of various types of machinery or scaffolding.  Frequently interpretation of OSHA regulations is required.

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