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Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are nearly inevitable due to the nature of the construction business. However, because the dangers are more prevalent, safety standards are extremely high. Although many construction accidents are just that – accidents, deeper investigation can track the cause of many "accidents" back to another’s negligence, a faulty tool or piece of machinery, or a noncompliance with safety codes. Property owners undergoing major construction have a duty to provide safe premises and to make sure precautions are taken to protect workers from injury.

When a construction accident occurs, the results are often devastating. A construction accident lawyer sees many severe and life-changing injuries and deaths that were preventable. It is our job to find out why the accident happened and identify how it could have been prevented. Owners, general contractors, sub-contractors, and construction equipment manufacturers may be held liable for damages that occur due to negligence. Intervention by a highly-trained construction accident lawyer can help families find answers and the financial compensation they deserve.

Examples of construction accident causes:

  • Unsafe ladders
  • Holes or obstructions in flooring
  • Unsafe scaffolding
  • Electrocution
  • Falls from unsecured elevated work sites
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Defective equipment
  • Lack of safety training
  • Lack of safety structures

The personal injury lawyers at Polanco & Associates, PLLC know the Federal statutes governing the operation of construction sites. If these regulations are not followed, inspections are mismanaged, or safety protocols fail to be recognized, our investigators will do what is necessary to uncover the truth. We will work hard to inform you of your rights as an injured worker and to hold the responsible people accountable.

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