13 Million Work Injury
Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.
$5 Million Catastrophic Amputation
We represented a worker who was injured due to the negligence of his company. A forklift operator failed to keep a proper lookout as the company failed to properly train the operator in how to safely operate the forklift.
$3.25 Million Construction Accident
We obtained a $3.25 million result on behalf of an individual who was injured after a construction site scaffold failure.
$3 Million+ Construction Accident
Our team obtained a $3 million+ construction accident settlement on behalf of a client who was injured at work.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Proper training, the use of safety equipment, and adhering to all safety regulations can help reduce the possibility of construction accidents. Still, accidents can and do happen for a variety of reasons. Our extensive experience in handling construction accident cases has given us a deep understanding of what can cause these unfortunate incidents. Our construction accident attorneys have seen firsthand the devastation caused by falls, structural collapses, electrocutions, and exposure to hazardous materials, among other hazards. This insight is invaluable in our advocacy. It informs our approach to each case, enabling us to ask the right questions, identify crucial evidence, and determine what legal avenues of recovering compensation are available.
Many construction accidents are caused by:
- Falls. Falls can occur from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or any elevated platform. They are often caused by unsafe working conditions, a lack of proper safety equipment, or inadequate training.
- Structural collapses. Trenches, scaffolding, walls, or ceilings can collapse unexpectedly, trapping and injuring workers. These accidents can be the result of flawed design, shoddy workmanship, or failure to follow safety regulations.
- Electrocutions. Construction sites are filled with electrical hazards, from overhead power lines to poorly insulated wiring and equipment. Accidental contact can cause severe burns, cardiac arrest, and even death.
- Caught-in or caught-between incidents. Workers can get caught in or crushed by equipment, structures, or materials. A lack of safety guards on machines, unsafe debris disposal, and inadequate training are often to blame for these accidents.
- Struck by objects. Falling tools, swinging loads, and flying debris can all pose a significant risk. Hard hats can offer some protection, but prevention is paramount.
- Exposure to hazardous materials. Construction workers frequently handle toxic materials, which can lead to harmful exposure if proper safety measures are not followed.
- Tool and equipment misuse. Improper use or maintenance of tools and heavy machinery can lead to serious accidents.
- Overexertion and repetitive movements. The physical demands of construction work can lead to injuries from overexertion, such as sprains, strains, and tears. Repetitive motions can also result in long-term conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis.
- Vehicle accidents. Construction sites often involve the use of heavy vehicles. Accidents can occur due to operator error, mechanical failure, or inadequate training.
- Fires and explosions. Construction sites may store flammable materials or contain potential ignition sources. Fires and explosions can cause severe injuries or fatalities.
- Lack of communication. Inadequate communication can lead to misunderstandings that lead to accidents. Clear and concise communication about safety protocols is essential.
- Inadequate safety gear. Substandard safety equipment that does not sufficiently protect the workers from reasonably anticipatable risks can lead to more serious injuries in the event of an accident.
Common Construction Accident Injuries
Common construction accident injuries can range from minor to severe and may even be life-threatening. Remember, if you have suffered any type of injury or illness because of your employment at a construction site, you should discuss your case with our construction accident lawyers as soon as possible.