Construction is one of the riskiest occupations in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of workers are killed or injured in construction site accidents every year. When a construction worker is injured, the results can be devastating.
Serious injury to a construction worker can mean the loss of a career. Since tradesmen are typically well paid and have excellent benefits, it’s extremely difficult for an injured worker to find a comparable job. In addition, the long-term effects of a serious construction site injury can tear a family apart.
Who is responsible?
Owners, architects, insurance companies and equipment manufactures may be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions at a construction site. General contractors and all subcontractors are required by law to:
- provide a reasonably safe site
- warn of hazards inherent in the site and work
- coordinate job safety and supervise compliance with safety specifications
Unfortunately, in spite of these requirements, construction site accidents happen every day. Efforts to cut costs and maximize profits sometimes result in situations where precautionary measures are ignored and speed takes precedent over safety.
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At Shefren Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O., we’re here to help. Have you been injured while working construction? Shefren Law will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
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