Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts construction accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims resulting on construction sites or resulting from construction projects.
Construction accidents have become more widespread over the last few years as new construction continues to pop up throughout the country. Construction accidents often lead to severe injuries due to the heavy equipment that construction workers often work with. If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced construction litigation attorney today.
New construction projects pop up around the state of Connecticut on a daily basis given the amount of growth within the state. While the growth is vital to the city’s infrastructure, the increase in construction activities also leads to an increase in potential injuries of both workers and ordinary citizens. Earlier this year in Connecticut, two construction workers were killed due to unfortunate circumstances which neither worker could have predicted, resulting in both workers’ electrocutions. This was a tragic case, although each year thousands of construction workers are injured on the job each year.
In 2012, there were 817 fatalities at construction sites. While this number has decreased from the high number of 879 in 2009, it also increased from 2011 to 2012. The rate of injury is currently 3.7 per every 100 full-time workers, which is much higher than average in-house employees in other lines of work. This high level of injuries and potential fatalities has led to a massive amount of medical expensive for construction workers who are simply trying to provide for their family.
Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified the four top causes of construction injuries as follows:
- Struck by objects
- Caught in or between objects
Falls are the number one cause of fatalities, with 264 out of 774 total fatalities in 2010 attributable to falls which are often preventable. Construction companies often become lax with safety standards after several years injury-free, but this does not mean they can place your life in jeopardy. As a construction worker, you put your life in danger every day while working hundreds of feet in the air, underneath heavy machinery, or handling dangerous tools, hoping that machinery does not malfunction. If you have received an injury while on a construction job, you have the potential to receive compensation for your injuries from the construction company due to their negligence and failure to carefully monitor their equipment and safety standards.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, you have the right to bring a claim against the construction company responsible for your injuries. You should not put your life in danger on a daily basis without the ability to receive compensation for your injuries. Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts construction accident lawyer is well experienced in handling a number of personal injury cases, including construction accidents and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.