Minnesota Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction site accidents account for 21 percent of all workplace-related fatalities across the US with nearly 1,200 deaths due to a construction accident in 2007. These figures do not include the countless other serious injuries that have occurred on a construction site. If you have suffered an injury on a construction site, then Contact the McEwen and Kestner, PLLC to discuss your options for legal compensation.
Construction Injury and Accidents
Some of the common injuries we see at McEwen & Kestner, PLLC include the following:
- Head injuries including skull fractured and brain damage
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries including paralysis, slipped disks and back pain
There are a number of reasons why construction sites are considered so dangerous. The machinery used on construction sites is heavy duty and, if they are not serviced and driven correctly, then serious accidents or injury can occur. Furthermore, the operators of heavy-duty machinery have to be on the ball 100 percent. Inexperience, fatigue, and medication can all impact their ability to work safely. Many construction sites will have a number of trade workers, all taking orders from a different foreman.
Unsafe working conditions can result in personal injury
For example, on one site there could be builders, plumbers, and electricians. If these groups do not communicate effectively with each other, then an accident could ensue. And, finally, many construction companies will hire laborers that do not speak English as their main language which makes for even more miscommunication and unsafe working conditions. Poor weather can also greatly impact the safety of a construction site, especially after a heavy downpour or cold winter conditions.
Staying Safe on Construction Sites
In order to avoid any injuries, you need to always wear the protective equipment including a helmet and steel-toed boots. You should be up to date on all your first aid certifications as well as any trade worker certifications and licensing. If you have been injured on a construction site, regardless of how insignificant the incident may seem, it is important that you file a complaint and speak to your foreman about the incident. In many construction accidents, injuries will not appear for several days, especially back pain, whip lash and other neck injuries.
Construction site injury law is complex
The workplace injury laws are complicated to say the least. If you have been injured on a construction site, contact our attorneys to discuss your options for financial compensation, including loss of income if you cannot work, payment for medical treatment and medications, payment for rehabilitation and payment for a loss of quality of life. If you have lost a loved one due to a workplace fatality, we can also ensure you are fully compensated for burial and funeral costs and a loss of protected income as well as compensation for the emotional trauma you and your family have endured.
Minnesota Construction Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a construction site accident, Contact the McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or toll free at (612) 324-1541 today to get personal injury advice and financial compensation you deserve.