A construction site manager has a responsibility to keep their operations up to state and federal safety codes. These safety codes are put into place for a reason. These codes protect both the construction workers who work on the site and anyone walking or driving around the construction zone. Failing to follow these safety codes can result in serious errors that may injure many workers and bystanders.
For more information regarding your legal options after a construction site injury, contact the St. Louis safety code violation lawyers of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.
Safety Code Violation Accidents
An inability to follow safety codes at a work site can mean that a work crew is not prepared for a serious accident if it happens. These safety codes are meant to minimize injuries both in severity and in number. However, they may not be followed correctly by a construction site manager.
The following accidents can result from a lack of safety code adherence:
- Platform or building collapses
- Crane collapses
- Chemical leaks
As an employee, you may be able to pursue workers’ compensation benefits, or in the case of egregious negligence a civil lawsuit might be available to you. For bystanders who are hurt, a legal action against the negligent construction company may be appropriate. For assistance in determining what mode of recourse may be available to you it is advisable to consult with a knowledgeable attorney.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a lack of proper safety protocol, there may be legal action available against the responsible site manager. For more information regarding your options, contact the St. Louis safety code violation attorneys of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.