Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations an individual can have in the U.S. due to the hard physical labor involved with the job. Construction workers are responsible for building residential homes, roadways, industrial buildings, parks and many other amenities we use and enjoy every day. These hardworking employees deserve to be protected on the jobsite.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Construction Program provides national and international leadership to prevent work-related injuries, illness, disability and death. They collaborate with industry and labor partners to work on improving health and safety for all construction workers. Many construction site accidents can be avoided if the right precautions and safety measures are taken. Job crew members, subcontractors, foremen, developers and construction contractors can all be susceptible to a construction accident and need the proper training, education and implementation of all safety and health procedures. Some severe injuries that can occur on a construction job site are:
The lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas believe in holding construction industry leaders accountable for maintaining and implementing health and safety policies. There are many hazardous situations when working on a construction job, and some of the major pitfalls to be aware of include:
- Hazard recognition, such as falling objects, flying objects, swinging/slipping objects and objects on the ground.
- Accident prevention, such as using protective gear, properly storing and handling hazardous materials and taking work zone safety precautions.
- Equipment safety measures, such as inspecting and safe handling of all tools and equipment.
- Building material awareness, such as avoiding falling debris, elevator accidents, faulty stairs and walls, and floor or roof collapses.
- Construction vehicle accident prevention, such as avoiding hoisting accidents and fork lift incidents, inspecting vehicles, ensuring proper movement of a vehicle and using proper work zone signs.
Since 1993, the catastrophic injury attorneys of McNicholas & McNicholas have been assisting victims who have been hurt, seriously injured or killed in a construction job-related accident.
We work to aggressively pursue your claim so that you can receive the maximum compensation you deserve. McNicholas & McNicholas understand the importance of a construction worker’s job and are here to support you by offering our expertise when you need it most. If you or someone you know has been in a construction job accident that results in a catastrophic injury or wrongful death due to negligence, intentional or unintentional harm, contact the construction injury law offices of McNicholas & McNicholas at 866.664.3055.