"It's not enough for a construction accident attorney to know the law. An experienced accident lawyer should be familiar with previous cases that are relevant to the accident in which you were injured. If there is a case that matches up against yours, I will find it and use it."
- Todd Barsumian
In one recent year, over 5,000 workers were killed on the job, with one in five worker deaths occurring in construction. Aside from vehicle collisions, the leading causes of worker deaths in the construction industry were falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in-between injuries, including construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects or hit, caught or crushed in falling structures, equipment or other job-site materials. These types of injuries accounted for the majority of construction-related deaths in the U.S.
Serious accidents occur at construction sites for many reasons:
OSHA cited the following most frequently violated safety standards:
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication standard
- Scaffolding requirements
- Control of hazardous energy
- Unsafe use of ladders
- Unsafe use of powered industrial trucks
- Machinery and machine guarding
- Inadequate fall-protection training
- Electrical wiring methods, components, and equipment
Cause of other injuries on construction sites include:
- People and oversized vehicles sharing the same space
- Highway workers contending with speeding traffic
- Multiple contractors working side by side
- The constantly changing nature of construction sites as projects progress
- Collapsing scaffolds and cranes
- Improper use of forklifts and trucks and other construction machinery
- Collapsing walls and roofs
- Unsafe fall prevention methods, like secured footing in the case of falling objects
- Unsafe use or malfunctioning of power tools such as nail guns and jackhammers
- Fire, gas and explosion hazards and handling of hazardous materials
Safety failures create emergency situations that put workers in harm's way. General contractors and subcontractors sometimes fail to implement appropriate safety standards and sometimes fail to follow established safety standards.
Barsumian Armiger has represented victims of serious construction accidents and held negligent parties accountable for causing preventable construction accidents and injuries. Even when an injury may have been caused as a result of a co-worker’s or employer’s negligence, third-party liability claims may exist to compensate an injured construction worker in addition to worker’s compensation claims.
Barsumian Armiger represents victims who have suffered serious injuries in construction accidents, industrial accidents, trucking accidents, and farm accidents. When accidents are fatal, we also represent surviving family members. We handle and file personal injury suits against other drivers, other contractors, property owners and makers of products that fail and cause injury on the job site.
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The legal principle of seeking compensation is simple: When you are hurt, and another party's negligence caused or contributed to the injury, you have the right to seek just compensation in a court of law from that party.
You are entitled to seek compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered, including compensation for physical injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills and other expenses, lost income from being off of work due to your injury, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and emotional distress. When you suffer an injury on a construction site, you need an attorney who is experienced in construction accidents and who will fight aggressively to help you obtain full and fair financial compensation.
If you have been injured at a construction site or any work site, call the lawyers at Barsumian Armiger at (844) 268-7775, for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. You can also describe your accident for review by one of our Indiana construction accident attorneys here.