Injuries arising from construction sites are inherently serious because of the heavy equipment, machinery, and the heights involved in the construction work. Construction site accidents may include a variety of contractors and subcontractors all working a site at the same time. Construction site accidents include falls, safety railing deficiencies, being struck unexpectantly from objects or equipment, nail gun injuries, burns, backing forklifts, and collapsing scaffolding.
In all workplace accidents resulting in injuries, the worker is entitled to benefits from the Department of Labor and Industries called worker’s compensation. However, the benefits available through L&I are very limited. If a third party is responsible for the accident, the injured worker is entitled to all of the remedies available to any other accident victim in addition to the worker’s compensation benefits.
Many construction site accidents occur in the absence of compliance with usual and customary safety practices and may also violate mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) requirements. Employees in Washington are generally entitled to a safe workplace. Serious accidents rarely occur in the absence of negligence. Many workplace accidents result in permanent disabilities that rob the worker of income during their best earning years. If a wrongful death occurs, the family should be compensated for the loss of their loved one, as well as given compensation to provide financial security for their future.
If you are the victim of a construction site accident, schedule your free case evaluation today. We at Becker Franklin Rovang appreciate that construction work is dangerous and hard work, and we will in turn work hard to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries from construction site accidents.