If there’s an accident waiting to happen, chances are the place you’ll find it is on a construction site.
If you had to stop and think about what types of accidents typically happen on worksites, you may have come up with trenches caving in, electrocution, scaffolding coming apart, roofs caving in and heavy equipment toppling. If something bad is going to happen, it will typically happen on a construction site, largely because of the number of high risks jobs involved in building something.
Workers falling from high places is just about the number one injury accident on a jobsite. When you think about it, most of the tasks workers perform are up, high off the ground on a ledge, scaffolding, crane, elevator or hung from a harness. The building isn’t complete and there are a multitude of things that can go wrong, including being nailed by a falling object. High risk jobs call for extra care, but when something does go wrong, those injured need to consult with a skilled Austin personal injury attorney to find out about recovering compensation for their injuries.
Worksites are wondrous collections of all sorts of machines designed to ultimately help the workers build a structure. Most of this equipment is complex, extremely large and has the potential to be deadly if not used correctly or maintained properly. Malfunctions need to be jumped on immediately and not left or the consequences may cost someone their life. While corners shouldn’t be cut to get a job done, that often happens in deference to the budget. Those cut corners may seriously injure someone who may never walk again because someone wanted to save money on repairs.
Another major disaster-in-waiting on a construction worksite is the presence of chemicals. Exterior lubricants, harsh cleaning solutions and other toxic chemicals lurk in their containers waiting for a spill or someone not properly trained to use them. Chemical burns are painful and may be deadly. The presence of chemicals also kicks up the fire and explosion hazard exponentially. If someone is in the wrong place at the wrong time, a chemical leak or explosion may end a promising life.
If any of these scenarios have happened to you, seek the advice and counsel of an Austin personal injury attorney. They are the only ones who will be able to get compensation for your injuries at trial. An experienced Austin personal injury attorney is there to protect your rights.
Robert W. Lee is an Austin personal injury lawyer for Lee, Gober & Reyna. If you need an Austin personal injury lawyer, contact an Austin personal injury attorney from Lee, Gober & Reyna. Visit RWLeelaw.com.