In the United States, “construction worker” is consistently listed in the top twenty as one of the most dangerous jobs to perform. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we completely understand why that is the case, and respect everyone who works in the construction industry for placing their lives and livelihoods on the line each day to add to the richness of our Las Vegas landscape.
The reality is, construction work is muddled with potential danger at every turn. The tools, heights, materials and combination of all three create hazardous working conditions for everyone on the jobsite, or living near it.
To avoid harming crews who work in these conditions, or the people who pass by the sites during their commute or recreation, extensive precautions are taken to avoid accidents. Within the construction industry there is a checklist of safety precautions that must be met or exceeded with every project. These stipulations can include, but are not limited to, inspections, job safety training, and implementing safety regulations in order to minimize hazardous environments and accidents in the workplace.
Due to the very nature of the construction industry, however, accidents are practically inevitable, despite the regulations and precautions that are implemented from the moment the project begins. Workers, pedestrians, and even family members of those who have been injured at a construction site are entitled to legal compensation as a result of their injuries.
Our attorneys understand that when you are injured at work, especially in a hazardous construction setting, that your medical bills, lost wages and overall pain and suffering are not going to pay for themselves. Our attorney group partners with Las Vegas residents to ensure they receive the proper representation necessary to face the construction, insurance and worker’s compensation representatives with confidence and a commitment to upholding your rights.
Common Construction Hazards
There are many types of construction accident hazards, and each has their set of physical, emotional and psychological ramifications that must be met with legal consequences to help regain your quality of life. Our attorneys represent individuals have been injured in the following construction accidents:
- Crushing Injuries
- Defective Equipment
- Falling Objects
- Head, Neck & Back Injuries
- Limb Damage
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
Getting the Help You Need After a Construction Injury
Construction injuries require following protocol to ensure that all of the proper employers are aware of the situation, in an effort to procure the best care available.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, seek medical care right away to ensure you are diagnosed properly, and are receiving the proper medical attention to avoid further injury.
Next, notify your employer outlining the details of the accident in full, including witness statements where applicable.
In addition, if there is any proof of negligence during the accident, create a record of your findings by taking pictures or collecting faulty equipment pieces for examination.
Finally, contact our construction accident attorneys to guide you through the legal process of asserting your claim against those who are liable for your accident. The list of negligent parties can extend from the landowner to the engineer a construction company to equipment suppliers. The construction teams that combine on a single project are immense, and any single company — or a combination of many — can be liable for your injury.