Construction involves dangerous tasks and work conditions. Accidents on and around construction sites injure tens of thousands of workers every single year, and even kill them. Construction accidents can be catastrophic in nature, causing injuries ranging from spinal cord injury and brain injury to burn injuries or even death.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA, out of 4,188 worker fatalities in 2011, 738 or 17.6% were in construction. The leading causes of construction worker deaths included falls, electrocution, bring struck by an object, and caught in between objects.
Construction Site Accident Cases are Complex
Construction accidents often involve OSHA investigations, which require an understanding of federal safety regulations and workplace guidelines. Furthermore, Louisiana work injuries can lead to lawsuits
involving a large number of parties, including contractors, subcontractors, third party safety workers, property owners, and more.
Work site accidents can involve:
- Crane Accidents
- Electrocution and/or Power Line Injuries
- Entrapment with equipment
- Structure Collapse
- Toxic Exposure
- Transportation Incidents
Oftentimes, companies will cut corners with regard to safety in order to keep working quickly and save money. Many construction accidents could have been avoided with properly maintained equipment, better employee training, and safer workplace practices. Dangerous and defective industrial equipment contributes to thousands of workplace accidents throughout the United States each year.
While injured workers may qualify for workers compensation benefits under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, that is likely not the only source of potential damages for your injuries. An experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyer can find additional parties that may be liable so that you can obtain all damages to which you are entitled. Our lawyers will look to hold engineers, property owners, equipment manufacturers, and others you might not even think of responsible for your workplace injuries.
Contact The Lambert Firm, Louisiana Construction Injury Lawyers
The Lambert Firm has been handling serious construction accidents in New Orleans, and throughout Louisiana for over 35 years, and we continue to help injured Gulf Coast workers. When you call The Lambert Firm, you will speak with an experienced Louisiana trial lawyer. If we handle your case, there are no fees unless we recover money on your behalf. Our aggressive personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the best possible result. Contact our New Orleans Accident Lawyer today for assistance with any questions you may have about your case.