Top Fatal and Non-Fatal Construction-Related Accidents and Injuries
One in ten construction workers is injured each year in the United States. In fact, the risk of being injured on a construction site is more than 70% higher than in any other industry. The leading construction site injuries due to defective or faulty equipment include:
- Expandable or collapsible equipment
- Moving mechanical parts
- Equipment operator error
- Faulty or defective power tools
- Contact with objects and equipment
- Limbs and extremities becoming tangled in machinery
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding, and other lifting devices
The hazards listed above can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. The construction industry has a plethora of personal safety, worksite safety, and equipment safety rules and regulations in place to protect its workers. In spite of these safety precautions, mishaps do occur and workers on construction sites do endure serious, often severe, sometimes fatal injuries.
Construction Accidents Caused By Faulty Equipment Lawsuits And Injury Cases
Filing a lawsuit due to a construction accident caused by faulty equipment is your right. You might receive worker’s compensation to cover some of your injury-related costs, but there is additional help available for you. An attorney can help you understand, determine, and prove your recoverable damages.
We can help you establish and assign liability against the people, companies, and equipment manufacturers responsible for the faulty, flawed, or mishandled equipment that led to your personal injuries. Our attorneys can also help you understand the statute of limitations in your state. It limits the time you have to file your claim and could have a huge impact on your lawsuit.
Filing a successful lawsuit can be a challenge. It can be difficult and time-consuming to compile the medical records and other documentation and expert opinions your case requires. Do you need help gathering the information you need, identifying the correct parties to pursue, and meeting the guidelines and timelines for filing your case in your state? Call the attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 to discuss your case, file your claim, and get on the road to physical and financial recovery.