Construction sites can be hazardous places, but that does not mean that workers do not have rights in the event they suffer an injury. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, a construction accident attorney at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC in Richmond, VA, can help secure wage compensation and medical treatment and rehabilitation. Our expert attorneys have extensive experience handling construction accident cases, and we can leverage this to your advantage. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
There are a variety of hazards and risks that commonly exist at construction sites. Depending on the type of job being performed, you may work around hazards such as open pits, heavy equipment, toxic chemicals, high-voltage electrical lines, and more. We encourage you to seek legal counsel if you or someone you love suffered a:
Working on scaffolding or the roof of a building can be incredibly dangerous. Even a fall from as high as 10 feet can result in broken bones, concussions, back and neck injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
Trenches and open pits can be incredibly dangerous. In some cases, a person may fall into a pit without ever seeing it. Not only can the fall itself cause injury, but many pits have other hazards within them, such as exposed metal rebar.
Bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, forklifts, dump trucks, and other heavy equipment are commonly operated on construction sites. These pieces of heavy equipment can easily cause crush, rollover, and collision accidents, commonly resulting in severe or permanent injuries.
Just like heavy equipment, power tools also pose a significant risk to operators and those around them. Jackhammers, drills, nail guns, sanders, welders, and other equipment can easily cause injury if they malfunction, are used improperly, or are left unattended. If you were injured by a power tool while at work on a construction site, it is important that you seek an experienced construction accident attorney to review your case and fight on your behalf.
When construction workers hear the term “hearing injuries,” many think of sudden and complete hearing loss that results from a loud explosion. However, in many cases, a construction worker will gradually lose his or her hearing over time due to constant exposure to noise hazards, such as power tools, heavy equipment, explosives, and other factors.
A back injury can result in long-term disability and an inability to maintain employment in your chosen field. In such cases, construction workers may be eligible for compensation relating to medical bills and loss of wages.
Electricity, open flames, chemicals and solvents, and heat sources can all cause injury on a job site. In some cases, these hazards can even result in a catastrophic injury or wrongful death. If you were injured or someone you love was severely hurt or killed due to an electrical, chemical, or burn accident, we are here to help.
When seeking damages for a workplace injury, we are occasionally asked to find other parties besides the employer who can be held liable. For example, if you were injured as the result of defective equipment, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer or vendor. We will review your case in detail during your initial consultation.