If you have suffered from an injury caused by someone else’s negligence on a construction site or with other kinds of construction, a construction accident lawyer from Mesa, AZ may be able to help you to get compensation for your injuries and damages the accident has caused. If you have lost a family member because of a construction accident, you and other surviving family members may be entitled to compensation.
Construction Accident Injuries
The National Safety Council states that every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job. One in ten construction workers is injured every year. Fatal work injuries totaled 2017 for Arizona, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Arizona, transportation accidents resulted in 37 fatal work injuries, about 40 percent of workplace fatalities. A Mesa construction accident lawyer can investigate the potential fault of responsible parties for accidents that occur in AZ.
The United States Department of Labor reports that of the 4,674 worker fatalities in private industries in 2017, 971 of them were in construction. This equals one in five workplace deaths occurred at construction sites.
The leading causes of death on a construction site are falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and being caught in or compressed by equipment or objects.
Common Construction Accident Injuries
- Burns and scarring are common because of the probability of fires or explosions at a building site. Exposed wiring, dangerous chemicals, and leaking pipes are potential risks for fires.
- Head injuries can occur as a result of falling tools or materials. These injuries can range from cuts, bruises, and lacerations, to traumatic brain injury. A hard hat should be worn at all times to help prevent head injuries.
- Injuries to the spinal cord may occur due to falls, usually from a ladder, scaffold.
- Broken, fractured or crushed bones. Equipment vehicles not secured or operated properly can hit or crush a worker, resulting in serious injuries.
If you or someone you love has suffered from a construction accident in Mesa or in another part of AZ, a personal injury lawyer that is experienced with successfully defending the rights of construction accident victims and their families, may be able to help you.
Falls are the biggest cause of construction injuries. The most violated OSHA standard is fall protection. NBC News reported that the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that 887 workers died in falls in 2017, the most since the agency started tracking job-related fatalities three decades ago. Deaths from falls accounted for more than 17 percent of all job-related fatalities that year. In construction, the rate was almost 40 percent. “It’s the number 1 killer,” states Scott Earnest, deputy director of construction safety and health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
A construction accident lawyer Mesa, AZ can evaluate negligence and claims for economic losses, medical bills and the extent of injuries suffered.
Recently, crane collapses occurred in Dallas and Seattle. In June, a crane collapsed into a Dallas apartment building after heavy storms had been in the area, killing one person and injuring at least five more. A former federal crane accident investigator asked, ‘Why didn’t anyone check the weather for the weekend, knowing that the storm was coming… why didn’t they prepare the crane, the accident was preventable.’
Crane accidents are often due to money or inexperience and/or lack of proper training. CNN reports that Texas had about four times more crane-related deaths than any other state.
In April, four people in Seattle were killed after a construction crane fell from the top of a building and crushed six vehicles.
Following serious injuries suffered at a construction site, a construction accident lawyer in Mesa, AZ may be able to investigate potential fault, and further evaluate claims for damages for the injured victim and/or their family.
For a highly rated construction accident lawyer in Mesa, AZ, contact the Law Office of Paul Englander for a free case consultation and evaluation, with no obligations.