The construction industry is well known not only for being one of the most important industries in the entire world’s industry, but also for being one of the most dangerous industries ever. Despite the high danger levels, it’s important to let the construction industry blossom, as it allows our cities to expand at a steady pace and evolve with modern necessities. If you or a loved one have suffered personal injuries involving a construction accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for all of your injuries and related expenses. Our Las Vegas, NV construction accident lawyers are extremely experienced and successful, and we here at Sidell Law Offices are completely and entirely dedicated to recovering all of the compensation you deserve.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHA) unfortunately acknowledges the high rate of construction accidents that may result in personal injuries or fatalities. In 2013, 20.3% of all workplace deaths occurred in the construction industry, according to OSHA, who has also recognized the “fatal four” of the construction industry, the somber list of most common accidents impacting construction workers each year. These include slip and falls, electrocution, impact by falling objects, and “caught-in/between”. Even more tragically, most of these accidents could be prevented by better management supervision and guidance. In fact, OSHA has cited plenty of companies for their lack of adequate protection for their workers in terms of the following:
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication
- Respiratory protection
- Powered industrial trucks
- Control of hazardous energy
- Electrical systems design
- Machinery and manual guarding
Many construction workers do not fully comprehend how to handle or operate dangerous machinery or handle lesser, but still dangerous tasks, such as laying electrical cable. Without proper guidance from their supervisors and mentors, construction workers can suffer many personal injuries.
Construction Accident Injuries
As stated above, dangerous construction accidents can not only be painful, but can often be fatal. Non-fatal accidents can lead to severe and problematic injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Chemical burns
- Brain injuries
- Head, spine, and neck injuries
Construction is indeed a dangerous industry, but only if the workers are not properly trained. As construction is a private industry, many companies are paid based on the progress of their construction. When a new apartment building rises in downtown Las Vegas, a construction company will often hire cheap, experienced workers or skip parts of vital training. As a result, more injuries occur due to a lack of proper training rather than faulty equipment.
Many accidents that happen on construction sites will result in the owning company being held completely responsible for the injuries. A personal injury attorney in Las Vegas, NV will be able to advise you as to whether you are entitled to compensation due to negligence in the company’s supervision of its employees.
Sidell Law Offices | Las Vegas, Nevada Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love have become the victim of a construction accident, do not hesitate to contact attorney Robert Sidell of Sidell Law Offices. Robert Sidell has had years upon years of top-notch training and experience in handling severe accident cases. He understands that your need to seek medical attention for your personal injuries should be first priority. He will collect all of the documentation and witness statements for you to ensure the responsible companies are held accountable while you fully recover. Contact our Las Vegas office today for your initial consultation.