sites are dangerous places with lots of rules,
regulations, procedures and requirements regarding safety.
The potential for a serious injury on a construction site
is very real. From the loss of a finger or a toe or a
limb, to debilitating back injuries, to falls and even to
wrongful death…construction sites see it all. Injuries
like these can dramatically affect your ability to earn an
income, and you need to be sure you do everything you can
to protect your interests and to receive any compensation
that may be due to you.
construction work site is often a chaotic place with a
diverse group of contractors and subcontractors working on
site. There are numerous opportunities for serious and
life altering accidents to take place. Some of the most
common types of construction accidents in St. Louis
include construction site falls, fork lift accidents,
crane accidents, workers run-over by operating equipment,
electrical accidents, scaffolding collapses, fires and
explosions, ladder falls, and even simple vehicle
from OSHA and the Bureau
of Labor Statistics indicate that nearly 1,000
construction workers are killed each year while on the
job. Of these, one-third or over 300 deaths will result
from construction site falls.
Common construction site falls include roof related falls,
crane falls, scaffolding falls, elevator shaft falls,
falls resulting from holes in flooring, and falling
worker injured on a construction site in the St. Louis
Region may have more than a workers compensation claim.
Frequently, there are options to bring a civil law suit
against a subcontractor for its negligence. At times there
are also options to bring a law suit against a co-employee
or supervisor if there actions are either reckless, take
actions that are beyond simple negligence, or violate the
law. Your lawyer should consider all these legal options
to assist you in a construction site accident.