Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, with workers facing a constant threat of serious injury from dangerous heights, heavy equipment, falling debris and many other hazards.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact our experienced Columbus construction accident lawyers for a free, no obligation legal consultation. Our skilled attorneys work on a contingency fee basis so we do not receive compensation unless our clients do first.
EXAMPLES OF CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES
Construction sites are dangerous enough without the added element of negligence on the part of employers, contractors, subcontractors or others at the job site.
One of the most common forms of negligence at a construction site is a violation of workplace safety guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Common violations of OSHA guidelines include:
- Maintaining an unsafe jobsite
- Failing to properly train workers
- Failing to warn workers about dangers
- Providing insufficient protection from hazards
- Failing to provide proper safety equipment
These safety violations can cause many serious and potentially life-threatening accidents, including:
- Falling objects
- Accidents involving heavy machinery
- Crane accidents
- Electric shock
- Hazardous chemical exposure
- Welding accidents
- Faulty equipment
All of these accidents have a high likelihood of causing death or serious injuries, such as:
Many of these injuries could have been prevented if employers and others had exercised greater care and followed OSHA guidelines.
That is why the law often allows victims of these injuries to file a legal claim for multiple forms of compensation, such as medical bills, physical therapy and rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.
Our Columbus construction accident attorneys have the knowledge, skill and resources you need to have the best opportunity to recover all of the compensation you deserve.
WHY YOU NEED A COLUMBUS CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Odds are that your construction injury will be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation policy. The problem is that this policy may not provide enough compensation to pay for all the damages you have suffered.
Fortunately, a Columbus lawyer may be able to file a construction accident claim against a third party that played a role in your injury. Third parties could include engineers, architects, general contractors, sub-contractors or a multitude of others at the site of the accident.
However, determining liability in these types of claims can be complicated, and that is why you need an experienced lawyer working on your behalf.
The lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy know how to conduct an in-depth investigation of your accident to find out who should be held liable.
We will do much more than simply interview a few witnesses and review your medical records. We will also:
- Collect all of the relevant evidence from the construction site
- Consult medical experts if it will help us determine the full extent of your injuries
- Investigate the liable party to find out about any previous accidents
- Review OSHA investigations of the incident
Our attorneys will put your best interests first throughout the entire legal process. Our goals are to fight for your rights and obtain maximum compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages you have suffered.
CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
Suffering an injury in a construction accident can leave you feeling overwhelmed as you try to balance your recovery with mounting medical bills and financial stresses caused by missing work and losing wages.
Our Columbus construction accident lawyers understand what you are going through because we have helped many victims of construction accidents.
Our number one priority is your health and well-being and that is why we are fully prepared to handle your legal claim while you focus on your recovery.
We are firmly committed to helping you recover compensation to help provide some financial stability during this difficult time.
We will thoroughly investigate your claim so that we know how much compensation you are entitled and we will not settle for anything less. If necessary, we are prepared to take your case to trial to achieve justice.