Obtain Adequate Compensation With Our Construction Accident Attorneys
If you're injured in a construction accident, our team of attorneys at Gridley, Ward & Hamilton can help you focus on recovery while we seek compensation for your injuries, medical bills and other monetary damages.
It's important to work with a skilled construction accident attorney with in-depth knowledge of the various laws in Ogden, UT that can affect such claims. Our attorneys are highly experienced in this area of the law.
They can help ensure the party responsible for your injuries is held accountable. If you have suffered an injury in a construction accident, contact our law firm today to schedule a FREE consultation to thoroughly review your case.
About Construction Accidents
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has countless regulations in place to help protect workers from on-the-job injuries and hazards. Construction workers are often at a greater risk of accidents and injuries due to the heavy equipment and materials used.
Though there are safety measures in place to help protect construction workers from accidents, they do happen. Accidents commonly occur due to the negligence of another construction worker, foreman or sub-contractor.
We can pursue legal action against the negligent parties to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and the pain you have suffered. Construction accident injuries can range from moderate to severe.
Some accidents may result in broken bones or burns, while others can result in brain injury or paralysis. Regardless of the injury, it is likely to cause missed time from work, which can result in lost wages in addition to your medical bills. Our attorneys can pursue legal action against the negligent parties to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and the pain you have suffered.
How Do Construction Accidents Happen?
Construction accidents may be the result of a misplaced tool, failing to put a safety guard in place, a malfunctioning equipment and more. We have listed most common types of construction accidents below.
Falls From Heights
High-rise construction poses serious risks of falling, especially if the necessary guardrails and safety mechanisms are not in place. A fall could occur due to a loss of balance, tripping over materials or debris, or leaning against a defective guardrail.
Fall injuries are serious and can be fatal. Your injuries may require extensive surgery, extended medical care and time away from work, resulting in significant financial hardship. It's important to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. If the fall resulted in a fatality, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Construction sites are bound to get messy. However, there must be processes in place to clean these areas to avoid injuries. Materials such as paint and other liquids are the most common causes of slip and fall accidents.
These accidents usually result in less severe injuries such as sprains and abrasions. However, such injuries could limit your ability to perform your job. Even if a minor injury results from negligence on the job site, you may pursue compensation for lost wages due to time off work.
Cement burns are a common injury on construction sites. Since cement doesn't burn on contact, most construction workers don't seek treatment. The burns can eventually lead to painful blisters, skin discoloration and gangrene. Such injuries are associated with costly medical bills and time off work.
Ladders and Scaffolding
Almost all construction sites have workers on ladders or scaffolding. If there is a lack of necessary guardrails or other safety mechanisms in place, the risk of injury due to falling is even greater.
Falling from any significant height can result in serious injuries, and even paralysis or death. In some instances, the guardrails or safety mechanisms in place may malfunction. In those instances, the manufacturer of the scaffolding or guardrails could be held liable.