Construction sites are places riddled with potential dangers. From heavy machinery, exposed electrical equipment, heavy objects, to unsafe scaffolding and hazardous materials; the dangers construction workers and nearby pedestrians face are tremendous. Working on a construction site comes with many inherent risks and dangers, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve compensation if you were injured due to a negligent coworker or employer.
According to OSHA, out of 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2015, 937 or 21.4% were in construction. Since 2003, there have been 1037 reported construction accident fatalities in Arizona alone. Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
Safety violations occur all too frequently at construction sites. If you see or hear about a safety violation, do not hesitate to report it. You can do so with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) here.
Construction accidents are complex and require a skilled injury attorney to handle the case. It is important to understand your rights following a construction accident. In Arizona, if you are injured during working hours, you are entitled to compensation under the laws of Workers’ Compensation. If OSHA safety regulations were violated by any third party at your construction site, and this either caused or partly caused your injury, you may be entitled to pursue personal injury compensation as well as the benefits under the Workers’ Compensation laws. Whether you are an injured worker or a mourning family member who has lost a loved one, Leon Law, PLLC is here to help. Give our office a call at your earliest convenience, (480) 269-1083.
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