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Constructions Accidents

Construction accidents can range from minor to catastrophic, and frequently result in death. The types of injuries one can sustain from these accidents include: amputations; blindness; deafness; broken bones, back; burns; coma; concussion; paralysis; severed spinal cord; traumatic brain Injury; and much more. These accidents can result from the negligence of others, faulty construction equipment; defective products; defective machines, inadequate safety or equipment training, as well as negligent or reckless co-workers.

Some construction workers are limited by law to receiving only workers' compensation for their construction injuries. However, in many cases, workers can also recover damages from partially or completely responsible parties, who are not their employer for causing their injuries based upon theories of negligence and defective equipment (products liability). If a worker is injured due to factors other than job safety, such as defective tools or equipment, the injured worker may be able to file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of the defective product.. The injured worker may be able to recover damages from the owner of the site and the general contractor. The responsible party may be held liable for damages including medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

Various entities may be liable for construction accidents. They include the construction site owner, architects and engineering professionals, contractors, construction managers, and manufacturers of construction machinery or equipment.

Regulation of Work Safety Standards

  • Department of Labor - OSHA
    The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. It was created by Congress of the United States under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, signed by President Richard M. Nixon, on December 29, 1970. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality by issuing and enforcing standards for workplace safety and health. The agency is headed by a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    The mission of the NIOSH is to generate new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice for the betterment of workers. To accomplish this mission, NIOSH conducts scientific research, develops guidance and authoritative recommendations, disseminates information, and responds to requests for workplace health hazard evaluations.
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