Construction Accident Injuries
Construction is a dangerous job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported roughly 4,500 job-related deaths in 2014. Of those deaths, one in five were construction workers. Every year there are an average of 26 construction related deaths in Louisiana, according to The Louisiana Department of Health, Hospitals, and the Occupational Health Injury Surveillance Program.
Construction Site Negligence
While construction is a notoriously dangerous industry, measures can be taken to prevent accidents. Workers should receive adequate safety training, as well as, wear safety equipment such as gloves, goggles, and hard hats.
However, it may be the case that not all workers were properly trained in safety or how to use the equipment. Perhaps the equipment being used had a malfunction. Maybe the conditions of the worksite were unsafe. In any case, if you were involved in a construction accident due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Construction Accident Injury Attorney
Many workers may not be able to sue their employer for an injury sustained while on a job. However, if the accident was a result of third party negligence, you may be entitled to more than worker’s compensation. You need an experienced lawyer who can review your case and determine the true cause of your accident.
Greenwald Law Firm LLC has experience representing clients across Louisiana for almost 20 years. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, know your legal rights. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 318-219-7867.