Accidents that occur at construction sites happen all too often in the United States. According to the Department of Labor, at least 150,000 construction-site accidents occur annually. Many of those accidents can mean traumatic injury, and an estimated 1,000 will result in a fatality.
The construction accident lawyers at Abramson & O’Connell, LLC have handled complex construction accident cases resulting in severe injuries. We have also litigated Workers’ Compensation cases when significant injury is involved. Please schedule your no-cost construction accident telephone consultation to share with us the details of your accident and injury.
Types of Construction Accidents
Federal studies show that about 30% of all construction fatalities are due to fall accidents from high construction positions, such as roofs or scaffolds. Other types of construction accidents that can end in catastrophic injury include:
- Falling object accidents
- Explosions and fires
- Floor defect accidents
- Moving machinery accidents
- Toxic materials accidents
- Power tool accidents
- Defective equipment accidents
- Bulldozer, crane, forklift and other vehicle-related accidents
- Trench collapse accidents
- Boiler and compressor accidents
- Structure collapse accidents
The serious injuries related to these types of accidents can range from permanent brain damage and spinal cord injury to severe burns and amputation. Internal organ damage, unfortunately, is also a common occurrence, especially when heavy machinery is involved.
Construction-Site Accident Liability
The unique hierarchy of the construction industry can make such cases complex. The entities and persons who may be responsible for a major construction-site injury, depending on the situation, include:
- Site owners
- General contractors
- Day-labor contractors
- Equipment vendors, designers and manufacturers
If you have suffered from a serious construction-site injury or illness and need legal guidance, please contact our Columbus, Ohio construction accident attorneys today. We dedicate our resources and experience to obtaining a successful outcome in these cases.