What are the most common types of construction site accidents?
Because of the presence of heavy equipment and unfinished structures, construction accidents are common. While there are many types of accidents occur at construction sites, some of the common types are scaffolding, slip and fall, crane, fire and explosions, and falling debris. Such accidents are more likely if the employer fails to follow federal and local regulations regarding worksite safety.
If I am injured at a construction site, who is responsible?
While the property owner may have overall responsibility for accidents that occur at a construction site, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, other parties may be wholly or partly responsible including general contractors, project managers, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, and individual employees. Before responsibility can assigned, the cause of the accident must be determined.
If am hurt at a construction site, what compensation can I receive?
If you are injured at a construction site, the type of compensation to which you would be entitled depends on a variety of factors including whether you were a employee working at the construction site or a bystander. If you are an employee, your compensation may be limited to workers’ compensation benefits, including medical treatment, income replacement, and disability. If you are not an employee, your compensation may include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.