Construction accidents happen thousands of times per year in the U.S., and many construction accidents are fatal or cause permanent disability. Construction — whether of buildings, roads, trenches, mines or other structures — is an inherently dangerous field of work, but some construction accidents are caused by negligence on the part of an employer, contractor, or others.
Severe or Fatal Injuries
Construction accidents may result in amputations, broken bones, third-degree burns, crush injuries, spinal cord and brain injuries, and essentially every other possible type of physical injury. Permanent disabilities are not unusual; nor are fatalities, despite the efforts of state and federal occupational safety agencies.
Common Louisville Construction Accidents
- Brazing, cutting, welding accidents
- Building collapse
- Crane accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Fork lift accidents
- Fas explosions
- Logging accidents
- Nailgun accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Structure failures
- Trench collapses
- Unsafe equipment accidents
Individuals hurt in any of these construction accidents may not only be eligible for workers’ compensation but may also be entitled to civil damages from a negligent third party.
Construction Accident Damages
The losses incurred by the injured and his or her family may include:
- Medical bills
- Permanent disability
- Loss of income, both present and future
- Funeral and burial costs in fatal construction accidents
- Pain and suffering
Discuss Your Construction Accident with an Attorney
If you have a question about a construction accident, you are welcome and encouraged to contact Louisville construction accident attorney Brett H. Oppenheimer. To discuss your circumstances in a free consultation, contact us today.