What are main causes of construction accidents?
Many construction-related accidents occur due to unsafe equipment, work practices or work environments. Construction accidents also frequently involve violations of safety rules created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (OSHA)
Who is ultimately held responsible for construction accidents?
Depending on the specific situation, there can be numerous responsible parties involved in construction accidents including general contractors, subcontractors, architects and developers.
Who investigates construction accidents?
If the construction accident was serious enough to cause significant injuries or death, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will investigate whether the employer is at fault. Otherwise, the legal team you hire to represent you can conduct an independent investigation of its own.
Why is it difficult to prove fault in a construction accident?
It can be difficult because many factors and people are often involved. This increases the likelihood that evidence will be altered or destroyed.
What damages can I recover if I’ve been injured in a construction accident?
If negligence can be proven, you and your family can recover payment for all current and future medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you or a family member has been involved in a construction accident, you should contact a construction accident lawyer immediately. At Tichenor & Dziuba LLP, we understand how complicated these cases can be. Contact us today.