Savannah Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction sites can be dangerous for workers. Even if you know and understand the risks of your job, you may still be injured due to your employer or other workers violating safety protocols that put your health—and even your life—in danger.
Because of the inherent risks at construction sites, it’s important for foremen, supervisors, and individual workers to follow strict guidelines for everything from operating vehicles and heavy machinery, to issuing approved safety equipment and responding to accidents and injuries.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and some construction companies fail to train their workers or give them the resources they need to prevent serious accidents.
If you or a loved one were injured in a construction accident, the Savannah construction accident attorneys at Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers want to speak with you. We can help determine who is responsible for your injuries, and then we’ll fight to get you maximum compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Contact us today—dial 1-800-396-5368 or complete a free online form.
Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries
Construction sites are full of dangerous and potentially deadly equipment, machinery, and situations. And whether a construction job involves a small building or a 100-floor skyscraper, workers can be seriously injured or even killed when safety protocols are violated.
Some of the most common causes of construction site accidents include:
Multi-floor construction projects require lifts, elevators, and scaffolding to get to your worksite. When lifts and elevators aren’t properly installed and inspected—or when scaffolding isn’t secured—you can fall and suffer disabling and life-threatening injuries.
- Dropped equipment and building materials
Construction sites require that all employees and visitors wear hardhats due to risks posed by falling equipment, tools, and building materials. However, hardhats aren’t always effective in preventing injuries—especially if you are struck by a large and heavy item.
- Electricity and heat
Worksites can be full of dangerous electricity due to exposed wires, overhead and underground power lines, and faulty wiring, putting you at risk of shock and electrocution. You may also be at risk of severe thermal burns from things like steam, unsafe welding practices, and heavy machinery, or caustic burns from spilled or improperly stored chemicals.
- Vehicle accidents
Dump trucks, backhoes, forklifts, and heavy-duty pickup trucks are prevalent at construction sites. Workers like you can be at risk of suffering severe injuries when the drivers and operators of these vehicles fail to follow proper safety protocol while loading and unloading cargo or backing up.
- Repetitive motions and lifting heavy objects
If your construction job requires you to frequently lift heavy objects or perform repetitive motions, you may have developed musculoskeletal injuries. These injuries can include damage to the spinal cord and muscles in the neck, back, and legs, causing you to suffer chronic pain and making it difficult or impossible for you to continue doing your job.
No matter what type of injury you suffered at your construction job, our legal team will work hard to find out if it was preventable. Many construction site-related injuries are caused by poor or nonexistent worker training, a lack of safety protocols, and a failure to provide workers with proper safety equipment. Our Savannah construction injury attorneys are ready to hold the parties responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligence.
You Have Rights—Let Us Protect Them
Pursuing a claim for a construction site injury can be difficult without experienced legal representation on your side, as many construction companies are represented by big insurance providers. At Owens & Mulherin, our Savannah construction accident lawyers won’t back down when it comes to protecting your rights to maximum compensation.
We have nearly 20 years of experience fighting for injured victims, and we know what it takes to build claims that get results. Contact us today at 1-800-396-5368 or by completing a free online consultation form. There are no upfront costs to speak with us, and our services are free unless we get money for you—that’s our No Fee Guarantee®.