Construction Accidents in Louisville
Millions Recovered for Kentucky’s Injured Workers
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries, with a high rate of accidents and injuries, and even accidental deaths. You should know about your rights if you were hurt as a construction worker while on the job. Our team at the Justice Law Office understands the unique aspects of your case and we’re prepared to fight for you and to achieve impressive results. The sooner you contact our office, the better. Our Louisville personal injury lawyer is more than ready to achieve the results you need.
Our office represents workers in a variety of fields, including construction workers who work with:
- Machine operators
- Forklift operators
- Residential construction
- Roadway paving
- Erecting bridges
- Large scale painting
Whose Fault Is a Construction Site Accident?
As a construction worker, you know the risks and dangers facing you on a daily basis. From scaffolding falls to electrocution to explosions to crane accidents to falling accidents to serious burns / chemical exposure to asbestos exposure, you know that going to work every day is more hazardous for you than it is for most other employees in other industries. Here at the Justice Law Office, we understand the necessity of strong advocacy for construction workers who have been hurt on the job.
In many cases, these accidents are caused by negligent supervisors or managers who fail to protect their clients by ensuring that job sites are safe and equipment is properly maintained and managed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a number of regulations in effect for construction sites. OSHA violations are often to blame for serious accidents.
If your supervisor was negligent or irresponsible, you could have been hurt as a direct result. Let our firm explain your options to you.
Examples of Common OSHA Violations
This section contains some of the most common examples of OSHA violations found in the construction industry include.
These were the top 10 most cited violations in 2015, as reported on the official OSHA website:
- Violations of regulations concerning fall protection
- Violations of regulations establishing communication protocol for workplace hazards
- Violations of regulations concerning scaffolding
- Violations of regulations establishing respiratory protection requirements
- Violations of lockout / tag-out regulations
- Violations of regulations affecting powered industrial trucks
- Violations of regulations for ladders
- Violations of regulations regarding electrical wiring methods
- Violations of regulations concerning machine guarding
- Violations of regulations for general electrical requirements
These violations often put workers in danger. Knowing your rights after an accident is critical. Risk factors on a job site are always changing, as new workers and tasks affect the project every day, along with other factors such as weather, materials, equipment failure, and so on. Nevertheless, it is the supervisor’s job to ensure that regulations are followed, OSHA violations avoided, and workers protected in accordance with the law. While injury claims involving construction accidents are often complicated and challenging, having a Louisville personal injury lawyer on your side who understands the factors at play and can fight for you, stands to make all the difference.
We Fight for Injured Kentuckians & Win: Call the Justice Law Office Today!
Our team believes in every case we take on, and we believe in standing up for injury victims so they receive the compensation they deserve. We are always prepared for litigation and never shy away from tough cases.
For more information about the Justice Law Office, or to obtain a free case evaluation after an injury, call our Louisville construction accident attorney today at (502) 822-2230. We’re standing by and ready to help.