Due to the nature of the construction industry, everyday a construction worker is killed or maimed due to the negligent conduct of another. Construction sites can be a very dangerous place to work, especially if safety is ignored. Construction accident injuries commonly are due to falls, from scaffolds, falls from ladders, overhead crane accidents, back injuries & lifting injuries, falls from roofs, falls in unguarded holes, electric shock, burns & electrocutions, lack of catch nets, and many personal injuries from being hit by falling objects in the construction site. Many other workers are injured while using defective or dangerous products including scaffolding, cranes, power tools derricks, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, ladders, winches, trucks, graters, scraper, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, as well as many other types of construction equipment.
The legal issues involved with a personal injury or death occurring on an accident site can be complicated due to the location and ownership of the site itself and the many parties in question. Often after a worker is injured, representatives and lawyers of the different companies will meet and discuss the details of the accident, hire investigators and photographers to document the site. Access to the injured employee or his family to also photograph the site or the equipment involved is usually blocked requiring the hiring of an attorney to intervene and protect the evidence and gain access to the site for an investigation.
Once hired a construction accident attorney should hired a private investigator to start interviewing witnesses of the accident and research the ownership of the facility and the names and position of authority of all parties involved. The construction accident lawyer should then write or contact the companies and demand access to the facility and obtain a written agreement that the evidence or accident site in question be preserved until it has been inspected by the injured parties attorneys and engineers. If an agreement can not be reached as to the preservation of the site, then an immediate lawsuit or injunction would need to be filed and get the court to order the inspection. The quicker an attorney gets involved the better. Time can sometimes be our worst enemy in accident cases. Workplaces change, workers move and memories often fade. Call us now if we can help.
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