Workers on construction sites or industrial zones often need to climb scaffolding structures or use unfinished steps, stairs, or ramps to access higher locations. There are industry safety standards that employers, supervisors, and foremen must follow and encourage to ensure that workers, above and below, do not get injured from a collapse or structural failure. Additionally, proper protective equipment must be provided to all workers who could be caught in a construction accident.
If you were working on a construction site when a collapsing or failing structure caused you to suffer a serious injury, you likely have grounds for a lawsuit. Contact Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys, to speak with a Corpus Christi personal injury lawyer who is on your side and genuinely wants to see you comfortable and recovering. After a free case review, we may be able to tell you how much your case is worth.
At any given construction zone, there is sure to be heavy machinery that needs to be transported from one location to another. If the building being erected is more than a single story, there will be a point in construction when scaffolding or temporary access ramps are necessary to move in between floors. When safety is overlooked, either of these two common scenarios can lead to disaster.
Collapses and structural failures could be attributed to:
No matter the underlying cause, the individual construction worker is rarely to blame for the accidents. In the event that a worker makes a mistake and does cause a collapse event that leads to injuries, they should still be afforded workers’ compensation, as this does not consider liability. If they are not, a workplace injury lawsuit may be necessary.
Insurance companies that represent construction companies or general contractors will be less than pleased to hear of your injury caused by a collapse or structural failure. You may need to fight tooth-and-nail just for them to take your case seriously. In order to enter mediation or litigation against them confidently, team up with our Corpus Christi construction accident attorneys. We have been serving injured clients since 1976 and are dedicted to helping clients pursue justice for their injuries.
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