Construction accident injury attorney
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry has very high rates of workplace accidents, with approximately 150,000 injuries occurring each year in the United States. Falls make up the majority of construction injuries, but accidents involving equipment are a major problem as well. Many of these injuries are the result of carelessness and/or negligence — ignored safety regulations, improperly trained employees, poorly maintained equipment, dangerous site conditions.
Some common construction site hazards include:
- falls from scaffolding, ladders, etc.
- slips and trips
- being struck from falling/flying objects
- being struck or crushed from a construction vehicle
- improper use of hand tools
- moving heavy loads
- crush injuries during excavations
A majority of construction site accidents could be prevented if safety practices were consistently enforced. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. Every worker should receive the proper training in order to be able to safely and effectively use construction site tools and machinery as well as perform his or her job according to industry standards.
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Suing a construction company is a complex process because there are often multiple companies working at the same site, so determining fault is complicated. If you’ve been injured while using heavy equipment, was your injury due to defective equipment or was the equipment poorly maintained by the construction management company? Was the electrical subcontractor negligent when it came to employing adequate safety practices?
When you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, you need to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to handling these types of personal injury lawsuits. This is especially true if you’ve experienced a serious injury; for example, you were involved in an explosion or were injured by falling from a significant height. A competent personal injury attorney who handles construction accidents can help you receive compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and the cost of any future medical treatment as a result of your injury.
With 40 years of experience between them, Rapid City attorneys Gregory Yates and Michael Shubeck are well known when it comes to fighting even the most complex of cases on behalf of victims of construction site accidents and their families. Over the years, they have successfully recovered millions of dollars for accident victims through personal injury settlements, awards, and jury verdicts.
If you have been injured in a construction accident in South Dakota, call our Rapid City law office. Mr. Yates, Mr. Shubeck and our entire staff will work diligently to make sure that you receive a fair and equitable settlement. With Greg Yates and Michael Shubeck, you’ll be working with two of best personal injury attorneys in the state.
Call pur Rapid City law office today to schedule your free consultation. Find out how we can help you recover, financially, after your accident.