Posted by Gurjit Srai In Accident May 21, 2024 0 Comment

Construction sites accidents can be catastrophic and have lifelong impacts on the injured victims’ lives. Accidents on construction sites can happen for many different reasons. But according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most accidents happen because of the “fatal four” hazards.

  1. Fall Hazards. Fall hazards on construction sites exist anywhere a worker might slip, trip or fall from an elevated location such as roofs, ladders and scaffolding. Passersby on construction sites can also get injured due to fall hazards. Some of the common reasons giving rise to these hazards include:
  • Unprotected edges
  • Open sides
  • Improperly constructed scaffolding
  • The misuse of portable ladders
  1. Struck-By Hazards. Struck-by hazards happen when a worker gets struck by a vehicle, object, or piece of equipment. Some common examples of these types of accidents include:
  • Unprotected edges
  • Open sides
  • Improperly constructed scaffolding
  • The misuse of portable ladders
  1. Caught-In or -Between Hazards. Caught-in or -between accidents happen when a worker or passerby at a construction site gets trapped, crushed, or squeezed between objects or surfaces. Examples of these types of construction site injuries include:
  • Trench collapses
  • Equipment with unguarded moving parts
  • Heavy equipment rollovers
  • Workers getting pinned between machinery and stationery structures
  1. Electrocution Hazards. Construction sites often include live electrical energy that can cause serious electrocution if a worker or passerby comes into contact with it. Electrocution injuries include burns, shocks, and even cardiac arrest. Most electrocution accidents are caused by:
  • Interaction with power lines
  • Missing ground-fault protections
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Working in wet conditions without necessary precautions

Getting the Compensation You Deserve

These “Fatal Four” construction site accidents, although the most common and serious, are not the only ways you can get injured. Regardless of what caused your injuries, the at-fault parties must be held accountable for the resulting injuries and impacts you suffer. When construction site accident injuries are severe, it can result in long-term complications and long-term medical bills for treatments and care. 

With the help of an experienced Fresno construction accident attorney, you can get compensation for you:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Mental and emotional trauma and anguish
  • Out of pocket expenses related to the accident

Contact an Experienced Fresno Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved has been injured in a construction site accident caused by the negligence of another party, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. 

The Fresno construction site accident attorneys at the Srai Law Offices advocate for their clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and an aggressive approach. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call (209) 323-5558.