Ohio Construction Accident Lawyer reviews Poor Management & Negligence that Lead to Construction Site injury
Employers who fail to provide a safe working environment in the construction industry may be liable for injuries and deaths that occur as a result of construction site accidents. Workers can be injured in a number of ways including: scaffolding failures, crane and heavy machine crush accidents, falls from heights, removals of safety features, failing equipment, defective tools, and violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workplace regulations.
Construction is considered a high-hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving residential construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, roofing, excavations, demolitions, and large scale painting jobs. Construction workers engage in many work-related activities that expose them to serious hazards, such as falls, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, and toxic exposure.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio construction accident lawyer who has had success representing victims of construction site injury.
The Lyon Firm works with OSHA experts, construction site engineers, and vocational experts to investigate and determine whether poor management, safety violations, worker negligence or defective equipment caused an injury.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014 over 261,000 workers missed one or more days of work due to injuries from falls. About 798 workers died from such workplace fall accidents. Following fall accidents, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are the most common serious injury, whether fatal or not. From 2003 to 2010, 2,210 construction workers died of a Traumatic Brain Injury, representing 25 percent of all construction fatalities and abut a quarter of all occupational TBI fatalities. Brain injuries remain one of the major causes of deaths in the construction industry.
Regardless of the direct cause of injury, employers and equipment manufactures may be responsible for workplace injuries and deaths if OSHA violations have been observed or defective equipment and machines contributed to construction site accidents. Victims have a right to recover lost wages, past and future medical expenses and damages related to pain and suffering.
If you have questions about compensation options after a construction accident and injury, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403 for a free confidential consultation. Keep in mind that while your employer may encourage Workers Compensation, workers comp claims may not fully compensate an employee generously for serious injuries.