Minneapolis Work Accident Lawyer
Construction sites are filled with fatal hazards. According to 2007 report, there were 1,178 fatal work accidents in the construction field. This accounts for 21% of all workplace fatalities across the industry, the most in any industry sector. If you have been injured on a construction site due to someone else’s negligence, contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC to discuss your options for financial compensation.
Safety at the Workplace
Construction site managers usually require their staff to wear proper safety equipment and undergo the basic first aid training before working on a construction site. However, even with a general knowledge of first aid, a helmet on your head and steel toed boots protecting your feet, there are still hundreds, if not thousands, of additonal hazards you need to watch out for everyday on the job.
Main Problems on the Sites
- Inexperience or fatigue – when operating heavy duty machinery it is critical that you are 100% aware and confident on the machine. Inexperience on the machine or fatigue while operating can result in a tragedy.
- Mechanical complications – heavy duty machinery needs frequent servicing and part replacement in order to run effectively and safely.
- Poor weather conditions – during the rainy and snowy season, construction sites can be extremely dangerous. Most workers will cease work for those few months of wet weather; however, even sunny days can bring hazards as well. Icy roofs, slippery boards and muddy ground can all be a recipe for a disaster.
- Lack of communication – Because many construction sites are filled with a number of different companies and trade workers (plumbers, electricians, etc), it is important that all companies are well aware of what everyone is doing at all times. Miscommunication or lack of communication can result in serious injury on the site. It is important that all constriction workers, from plumbers to laborers be made aware of the pending dangers.
- Non English speaking workers – many companies will hire non-English speaking immigrants as laborers on construction sites. Their inability to communicate effectively cause mistakes and miscommunication errors that could result in a serious injury or death.
Minnesota Construction Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been in a work related construction site accident and suffered from serious injury or fatality, then you have the right to demand compensation for your emotional, physical and financial suffering. This may include the following:
- A loss of income if you have to take time off work
- Medical expenses including specialists visits, medication and surgeries
- Rehabilitation and recovery including psychological therapy if suffering emotional stress, occupational therapy and physical therapy
- A loss of quality of life
- Any additional costs incurred due to the accident including childcare fees if you have children
- Funeral and burial costs if the accident has caused a fatality
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a construction site accident, contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or at (612) 324-1541 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.