There is a variety of hazards unique to construction sites, and it is the responsibility of construction companies to take steps to mitigate these dangers through proper site management.
Some of the essential duties that construction site managers must fulfill to keep their sites safe include adhering to adequate employee screening practices and performing close inspections of gear and tools to ensure that they are acceptable for use. Should construction companies fail in these important safety practices, they can be held accountable for any injuries that occur as a result of this negligence.
Construction Company Negligence
Construction company negligence is inexcusable, putting employees as well as passersby at risk of sustaining serious injuries that could have lifelong physical, emotional, and financial consequences. These employer errors may include the following:
- Lack of safety equipment
- Inadequate training
- Safety code violations
An injury from construction employer negligence can leave an individual with substantial medical needs, often extending beyond initial emergency care. In some cases, an injury may cause long-term or permanent disabilities, making an employee unable to attend work and participate in the activities he or she once enjoyed. However, careless employers can be held responsible for this unsafe behavior.
If your injuries or the injuries of someone you love were caused by a construction site employer’s negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your damages through a personal injury lawsuit. For a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options in your situation, contact the tenacious yet compassionate construction accident lawyers of the Cottrell Law Office.