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Personal Injury Accidents as a Result of an Unsafe Construction Site

August 15, 2020 in Personal Injury Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

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As the economy for our nation tries to get back on its feet, construction sites and city renovations have increased drastically. New construction sites and projects have come to be a portion of a cities’ outline in most places due to the constant work being done. Construction and unfinished projects are almost part of the city in some places. Most of those places are usually in bigger cities, thus there are more people around who can suffer from an injury on the construction site or near it. Usually, the roads get extended or the pavement gets replenished or replaced, creating unfamiliar roadways for residents and visitors, which can cause confusion and chaos. 

Pros and Cons of Construction

Upgrades to a city makes residents’ homes more beautiful and they can aesthetically benefit from it, but it creates a higher risk to pedestrians and drivers living in a city that is constantly changing. It only takes one mistake to put someone else in harm’s way on the road or at a construction site. 

Sustaining Injury from a Construction Site

Construction sites usually contain heavy-duty equipment and objects that are even harmful to those that work on these sites. Construction workers are provided equipment that protects them, but the drivers and pedestrians that are around don’t have anything to protect them at all. The debris from the construction site alone is so dangerous that it could harm a pedestrian or driver, and even has the potential to kill someone if something goes wrong. The person who has an incident of that degree has a personal injury claim and has the right to be paid from everyone that was involved and caused them harm. 

Responsibility to Maintain a Safe Construction Site

Since there is a possibility of an injury or death, the safe work condition of a construction site is imperative and the most important. For the protection of workers and civilians that come near these sites, there are obligations that are put into play from property owners, managers, and supervisors. If those obligations are not met and someone gets hurt, there is always a person or company who can be held accountable for any injury or damages. Ignoring the obligations is imperative to be able to recognize for any personal injury claim, in most cases there is clear liability. 

The people who will be held responsible will be the construction company in most cases, but it won’t be because they are the ones at fault. It will be because they are the ones who are responsible for their employees ignoring the obligations to avoid harm to others or to themselves.

Contact an Attorney 

If you or someone you know has been injured due to a construction site, contact a lawyer, like a personal injury lawyer from the law office of Andrew R. Lynch, P.C., in your area today. 

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