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Construction Accidents


Construction worksites can be dangerous places.  Depending on the circumstances causing an accident, sometimes workers can seek compensation beyond a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.  For example, if the injury was caused by the negligence of a person or entity that was not the injured person’s employer, he/she may be able to recover damages from that person or entity.  Such instances include cases where the injury was caused by a defective piece of equipment or a chemical exposure, or by the actions of someone onsite employed by a different company.  

Common construction accident cases include injuries caused by:

  • Chemical exposures 

  • Defective equipment 

  • Inadequate fall prevention systems 

  • Open holes in floors, stairways or worksite ground

  • Wall and/or roof collapses 

  • Drops and shifts of material loads 

  • Improper scaffolding 

  • Negligent blasting and/or tunneling

  • Overturned cranes and/or scissor lifts

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