Contractors can face severe financial repercussions if safety violations occur on the jobsites they oversee. If OSHA discovers the violation, the contractor may face stiff fines. In addition, not following safety rules can increase contractors’ insurance costs. Finally, if a judge determines the contractor was negligent in any way and that negligence led to the injury or death of another person, the company can be held liable for financial damages.
Unfortunately, despite best efforts by contractors, coworkers and property owners, construction site accidents happen too frequently. From the collapsing of heavy equipment to the malfunctioning of power tools to the snapping of cables and safety harnesses, men and women on the job can suffer debilitating injuries such as:
- Brain trauma
- Spinal cord injury
Following serious construction accidents, it is important to obtain medical care and to protect the person or family from further harm. Injured men and women and the families of those killed may consult with an attorney experienced in handling personal injury and workplace accident claims to obtain answers to questions and to discuss legal rights.
During a free initial consultation, the lawyer will help victims determine if sufficient grounds exist to pursue financial compensation for losses suffered. If the injured party or family chooses to work with the lawyer, no attorney fees will be charged unless and until the lawyer is successful in obtaining monetary damages for the clients.