Construction Site Debris Accident
- October 10, 2016
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A construction site is frequently scattered with debris. The debris can often be dangerous for everyone at the construction site. Site debris accidents can lead to serious injury for a worker, and sometimes even pedestrians walking by. It is important that proper precaution is taken to keep the construction site free of debris.
When an employee suffers injuries from a site debris accident, s/he may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. S/He may also be eligible to receive partial wage replacement for the time s/he lost from work, as well as medical expenses related to the injury.
It is the responsibility of an employer to maintain a workplace that is as hazard-free as possible. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency has been set up to monitor workplace safety. OSHA regulations have been put in place to ensure safety to workers. When an employer fails to follow the OSHA safety regulations, and as a result, an employee suffers serious injuries, the employer may face significant fines.
Causes of injuries from construction site debris
Circumstances under which workers may be injured by construction site debris are:
- Leftover building materials and tools not properly stored.
- Failure to dispose of materials that are no longer in use.
- Falling debris.
Personal injury cases arising from construction site debris accidents
A construction worker, a pedestrian or a visitor to the construction site may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. In a majority of cases, an employee may not be able to sue his employer because he qualifies for worker’s compensation benefits, which is a no-fault disability compensation system.
Injured victims who want to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party would have to prove that:
- The negligent party had a duty to make sure that the construction site was safe and free of debris.
- That this duty was breached.
- Breach of that duty resulted in his injury.
Contact construction site accident attorneys at Rockland Injury Lawyers
Construction site accident attorneys at Rockland Injury Lawyers have over 50 years of experience in handling site debris accident cases. We are able to represent construction workers who have been injured in site debris accidents involving injuries that range from broken bones to catastrophic injuries. If you have suffered injuries from a construction site debris accident, call our lawyers at 845-709-8005 / 800-940-1799. You can also email at firstname.lastname@example.org /email@example.com.