Construction Injury and Death

Shreveport Construction Injury & Death Attorney

Construction sites are known to be some of the most dangerous and high-risk places in which to work or visit. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020 saw a five-year high in fatal injuries to construction workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has also reported that more than a third of construction fatalities are due to falls and that the number of deaths in this industry for Hispanic workers has risen dramatically.

These statistics highlight the risk of working in construction. Several factors contribute to this, including using heavy machinery and equipment, working at great heights, exposure to hazardous materials, and poor safety protocols. Construction workers are exposed to these risks daily, making them more susceptible to accidents and injuries.

The Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin has seen numerous construction injuries and deaths over the years, making us well aware of the severity and complexity of their personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our firm brings experience, skills, and the resources necessary to help you as an injured worker or the families of workers who have suffered fatalities in wrongful death cases. 

Attorney Kervin has secured many case wins in negotiating and litigating such cases in the Louisiana courts. If you need to better understand your case and options for compensatory damages, he and his team can help. 

Get advice from our Shreveport construction injury and death lawyer. Contact us with our online form or at (318) 269-7443 today. 

Construction Site Dangers & Accidents 

The nature of the work on construction sites is inherently risky. Working at heights on scaffolding or rooftops majorly increases the risk of falls and serious or catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, and amputation.

Commonly used equipment in construction sites includes cranes, bulldozers, forklifts, excavators, and other heavy machinery. These powerful machines are necessary for completing construction projects but also pose a significant danger to workers without proper training, operation, or machine maintenance. The lack of enforced safety protocols can add to the threat.

Accidents at construction sites can occur in various ways, each with its own causes. 

Examples of some of the types of accidents that can occur at construction sites and their potential causes can include:

  • Falls from heights: lack of proper fall protection, faulty scaffolding or ladders, slippery surfaces
  • Struck-by accidents: being hit by falling objects or debris, being struck by moving equipment
  • Caught-in/between accidents: getting caught in machinery, trenches, or collapses
  • Electrocutions: coming into contact with live wires or faulty electrical equipment
  • Exposure to hazardous materials: lack of proper training or safety protocols when handling chemicals, asbestos, or other toxic or dangerous substances
  • Vehicle accidents: workers can be struck by construction equipment or vehicles, or construction workers driving company vans or vehicles can be hit by other negligent drivers while in transit to or from construction sites

Third-Party Actors in Construction Accidents

Someone other than your employer may be responsible for your construction accident and injuries. 

These parties may include 1. equipment manufacturers responsible for defective machinery or equipment that did not meet safety standards, 2. property owners who failed to disclose known hazards on a construction site, 3. architects and engineers for faulty designs or planning, 4. subcontractors for failure to adhere to safety protocols or whose negligence led to unsafe conditions, 5. material suppliers whose products were substandard or defective, or 6. third-party contractors whom the main contractor did not directly employ. 

In such cases, it may be possible to hold these third parties accountable for their actions and seek compensation for any injuries or damages incurred.

How Our Firm Can Help

In cases where a construction worker has been injured or killed on the job, they or their family may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. 

These types of claims seek to compensate you and your loved ones for any physical, emotional, and financial losses resulting from the accident. This could include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and funeral costs.

Our team understands the devastating impact that construction injuries and deaths can have on workers and their families. We are dedicated to helping you seek justice and fair compensation for your losses. We provide personalized attention and skilled legal representation in seeking the best possible outcome for our clients.

Take the first step by contacting us today.

Why Choose Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin?

What Makes Us Different
  • We Bring More Than 20 Years of Experience to Our Legal Practice
  • There Are No Fees Unless We Recover Compensation for You
  • We Can Handle Your Case, So You Can Focus on Your Recovery

Clients We've Helped

Reviews & Testimonials
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