Construction Injury and Death

Rayville Construction Injury & Death Lawyer

Construction sites are notorious for their potential hazards and risks, making them particularly dangerous for workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, falls, slips, and trips account for a significant percentage of construction-related injuries and deaths. In addition, data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicate that construction accounted for 21% of all worker deaths in the United States in 2021.

Construction is a dangerous industry because of the need to work at significant heights and with toxic chemicals, large vehicles, heavy equipment, and power tools. Construction companies are responsible for making their sites as safe as possible; they must follow federal regulations. When these companies choose profit over safety that causes or contributes to the injuries or fatalities of workers, they may be held accountable for damages. 

At the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin, we fight tenaciously for the compensation that injured construction workers and their families deserve in the wake of negligence-based accidents and wrongful deaths. Attorney Kervin is a skilled and proven trial lawyer who brings 20 years of professional experience, knowledge, and resources to claims and lawsuits in such cases. 

Schedule a complimentary case review with our Rayville construction injury and death attorney by contacting us online or phone at (318) 269-7443.

Helping Those Injured on Construction Sites

Accidents can take numerous forms, such as falls, the leading cause of construction deaths in 2020, with 351 fatal falls; being struck by falling objects or swinging equipment; electrocutions from exposed wiring, power lines, and faulty electrical equipment. Workers can also get trapped in or between equipment, structures, or materials. 

Many conditions contribute to the high risk of injuries and deaths at construction sites:

  • Unpredictable Work Environment: Construction sites continually change, with different trades working simultaneously. This can lead to unexpected hazards.
  • Heavy Machinery: Heavy machinery and equipment use can cause severe injuries if improperly maintained or operated.
  • Working at Heights: Construction often involves working at significant heights, using scaffolding and ladders that increase the risk of falls.
  • Exposure to Harmful Substances: Workers can be exposed to harmful substances such as dust, asbestos, and chemicals.

Additionally, construction workers who drive trucks or vehicles to, from, and around construction areas can be involved in transportation accidents in which third parties have acted negligently. As in any vehicle accident, the injuries can be significant, from severe whiplash to concussions, shattered bones, brain damage, and more.

Heavy Construction Equipment

Heavy construction equipment can also be the source or a contributing cause to worker injuries and deaths. 

These types of equipment can include excavators that rotate 360 degrees and are used for digging trenches, foundations, demolition, heavy lifting, or grading. Other equipment can include backhoe loaders, bulldozers, cranes, forklifts, dump trucks, concrete mixers, road rollers for road construction, and pile boring machines used to bore piles into the ground to support building structures. 

Hoists, conveyors, and freight elevators are also used to transport construction materials around sites. Debilitating accidents can occur where poor maintenance, equipment defects, lack of proper training, or other safety measures are not taken seriously. 

Third-Party Claims

A third-party claim can be made when an injury occurs due to someone other than an employer. This could include equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, or property owners. For instance, the manufacturer might be held responsible if a faulty piece of equipment caused an injury.

Compensation for injured workers may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability benefits. If the worker's injury results in death, their family might be entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional distress.

Securing Compensation

Securing such compensation is not always straightforward. Construction companies and their insurance providers often have significant resources and may try to limit their liability. 

Therefore, having an attorney who understands the complexities of construction accident cases is crucial. At the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin, we can help navigate the legal process, gather necessary evidence, identify all those responsible, and advocate for the maximum compensation possible.

Call (318) 269-7443 to speak with an attorney and seek legal guidance for your case today. 

Why Choose Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin?

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