There are few occupations that place workers in the line of serious danger as consistently as construction. The physically intense nature of the employment and the variety of tools, heavy machinery, and materials used on the typical construction site create an indisputably hazardous environment. Tragically, when workplace accidents occur, construction workers may be killed as a result. When these preventable fatalities occur due to egregious negligence or recklessness, it may be appropriate for the survivors of the deceased to consider pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit.
If your loved one has lost their life due to construction site negligence, it is important that you speak to an attorney about your possible rights to compensation. The compassionate St. Louis construction wrongful death attorneys at the Finney Law Office are here to help. Contact us today at 314-646-0300 to schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Wrongful Death on Construction Sites
Serious construction accidents happen every day. Many of these accidents occur because a person is negligent in their duties. Given the already dangerous conditions, these oversights can endanger the lives of construction workers or those persons who are in the vicinity. Some representative accidents that may result in a tragic construction fatality are:
- Defective scaffolding
- Improperly maintained machinery and tools
- Slip and falls attributable to dangerous practices
- Falling structures
- Improper containment and performance of electrical work
- Chemical exposure
The party responsible for this negligence should pay for the pain and suffering they caused the victim’s loved ones. Sometimes the death benefits provided by an employer are simply not enough. By hiring a St. Louis construction wrongful death attorney, you can hold these people financially responsible for their actions.
If you have lost a loved one due to construction site negligence, the compassionate and dedicated attorneys of the Finney Law Office are prepared to assist you. We can help you to determine whether a legal action may be appropriate in your case. Contact us today at 314-646-0300 to learn more about your legal rights and options.