Construction sites are dangerous areas and it comes as no surprise that falls are the leading cause of fatalities and injuries in the construction industry. These falls can includes falls of high structures or scaffolds, but they can also include falls through unprotected holes or through flimsy and insufficient floor materials.
It is of course the responsibility of the contractor to make sure that all possible holes are marked off and that any possible safety precautions pertaining to these unprotected holes are followed. These safety standards must be enforced in order to ensure the safety of the workers and any persons on the site.
Not only must safety procedures be followed, but railings and fences should be present and always installed along with signs indication the holes location. When there are no railings, fences, or warning tape installed, the risk of possible injuries is greatly increased.
The failure to put in place warning devices or follow necessary safety precautions constitutes negligence on the part of the contractor. If this negligence causes harm, the injured party has a legal right to be compensated. for their damages.
Depending on the size of the construction site, relief from the harm caused by negligence may be sought from many different sources. An injured party may seek relief for their injury from the construction site owner himself, his general or subcontractors, and also any prime contractors. Regardless of the type of construction injury, consultation with an experienced attorney is a must so that the injury can be sought out and dealt with effectively.
Attorney Jim Brady, an experienced litigator can help you if you have been injured in a construction site accident. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jim was a builder in the United States Navy Seabees (Construction Battalion) and a carpenter for nearly ten years. He has extensive firsthand knowledge of the construction trade and industry.
If you injure yourself at work, Attorney Jim Brady and Associates recommends contacting us to assist you through this process. With over 34 years of experience, we will get you outstanding results.