The construction industry is one of the most potentially dangerous fields in the nation, both in terms of the number of incidents reported, and in the severity of those injuries. If you have been injured on a construction site, you may be left unemployed, and with a stack of expensive medical bills. Your injuries may even keep you from returning to construction work, making it difficult to pay your debts and support your family.
If you’ve been injured in construction work, you may not be able to return to that work for some time, if at all. Your injuries could affect your mobility and ability to work in construction for the rest of your life. Construction work might be your livelihood, the only job you’ve ever had and the one that supports your family. If you lose your job because of a construction accident, what happens next? If your accident and injury was caused by negligence of another person on site, or inadequate safety procedures, then you might feel angry or mistreated—especially if you lost your job as a result.
The St. Louis construction accident attorneys at Finney Law Office, LLC understand the challenges faced by injured construction workers. We understand how difficult it can be to suffer an on-the-job injury, and we are dedicated to helping injured workers get the financial compensation they deserve. We’ve worked with victims of construction accident injuries in St. Louis for years, so we understand the pain and frustration you and your family are likely facing after the accident. You might be wondering what to do next, or whether you deserve compensation for the debilitating injuries you’ve incurred.
We want to work with you to do what’s best for you and your family after a construction accident. Your main focus should be recovery, so you can get back to work and to the activities you love to do. Our main focus will be to investigate this accident and navigate the legalities of your unique case. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you get any compensation you deserve. The time after a construction injury is painful and often confusing, but you don’t have to go through it alone. To discuss your needs, with our compassionate legal team, please contact us today by calling 314-646-0300.
St. Louis Construction Accident Practice Areas
Every year, thousands of people are injured in construction accidents across the United States—and approximately 1,000 lose their lives in accidents. That’s too many. At Finney Law Office, LLC, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of construction workers, the men and women who work hard to make our city and our neighborhoods in St. Louis the structural triumph that they are. We work tirelessly to get you the financial compensation you need after an accident that was out of your control.
Some of the most common causes of construction accidents are:
The damage that construction equipment malfunction does is often massive. The heavy-duty machines that construction workers handle can hurt anyone nearby if they are defective or malfunction on site. Malfunctions in construction equipment that often cause injury are:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing error
- Improper maintenance or safety inspection
- Improper repair
When an accident occurs because of any of these causes, innocent individuals are the most likely to suffer great harm. In most cases, these individuals are construction workers themselves. The individuals responsible for the accident, possibly the equipment supervisors or the manufacturer, should be held responsible for an injury caused by equipment malfunction.
This cause for construction accident injury is more common than you might think. In many cases, the employer of a team of construction workers had their safety and health in mind. But, in other cases, employers don’t do everything they should to prevent accidents form happening on a construction site. The safety basics might be covered, but unique safety measures should be taken for every construction site based on its attributes. Safety equipment should be inspected and replaced frequently to ensure the safety of construction workers. Safety codes should be followed to a tee and safety training for employees is crucial.
The responsibility to take care of all of these things falls on the employer. If the employer fails to properly take care of any of these aspects of construction work, accidents that result in injury or death can happen. The responsibility to compensate any employees injured because of this negligence also falls on their shoulders.
Some other causes of construction injury and death are listed below. All of these accidents often fall under the two categories mentioned above: equipment malfunction and employer negligence. Slips and falls happen on construction sites, but if safety equipment and procedures were up to date, they might happen less often and result in less injury. Your employer should know whether you and your coworkers are being exposed to harmful toxic substances. Your employer is responsible for providing proper, up to date, head protection. Explore the links below to find out more about liability in these accident cases.
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Lifting Injuries
- Exposure to Toxic Substances
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Crush Injury
Oftentimes, when a construction worker is injured, they are left alone by their employer to pay the price for recovery out of their own pocket. After an accident, you and your family might feel abandoned and worried about how you’ll get back on your feet again. If you have been denied justice following your construction accident, we may be able to help you stand up for your rights.
At the Finney Law Office, LLC, our compassionate St. Louis construction accident lawyers have the experience and the tenacity to handle virtually any construction accident-related case. To discuss your needs with us and learn more about what we can do to help you and your family, please contact us today by calling 314-646-0300.