Pursuing Liability for Injury Accidents in Construction
To determine liability for a construction accident, you must first identify the cause of the accident in question. You must then determine whose negligent or reckless actions, if anyone’s, caused the accident and led to the injuries, damages, or losses suffered by the victim. You must also evaluate the losses of the victim, determine if they are compensable or not, and obtain evidence to prove the extent of the injuries and any related costs or outlays.
There are many ways you can prove construction site negligence and potentially hold an individual or construction company responsible for your injuries.
For example, OSHA sets rules and regulations that construction sites must meet to ensure worker safety. A failure to meet any of these standards can lead to an accident and liability on the part of the construction site owner or other responsible parties.
A failure to have proper machine guarding, in particular, can lead to serious construction site accidents. Many sites involve the use of dangerous tools and equipment, such as power presses, milling machines, barrels and containers, hand-held power tools, hydraulic tools, and more. A failure to properly train workers to use these tools or to install machine guarding or provide workers with appropriate safety clothing can lead to an accident and serious injuries.
Some of these requirements can be very costly and time-consuming to implement. This may be one reason a construction site or a construction company fails to implement them. A failure to do so, however, can lead to serious injuries and losses on the part of construction workers, as discussed in the previous section.