Construction Accidents in New Hampshire
On-the-job injuries occur every week. Some of the most serious injuries occur on construction sites. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics in 2012, 19.6% of fatal worker accidents in the private sector were construction accidents. Construction workers must deal with large machinery, sharp objects, and many other hazards on a daily basis. If companies fail to keep their worker safe and injury results, they may held liable for compensating the injured workers and their families.
After being seriously injured, workers may not be able to return to the workforce for a long period of time if at all. In these cases, they may be concerned about how to pay their medical bills and take care of their families. In situations like this, a New Hampshire injury attorney can help them get the compensation they need to get back on their feet. An injury lawyer can help can handle every aspect of the claim from filing the paperwork, to dealing with the insurance company to reviewing the laws set by OSHA.
Types of New Hampshire Construction Accidents
No matter how safe a construction site may seem, dangers are around every corner. Contractors, architects, manufacturers and property owners have a duty to keep employees, visitors and bystanders safe at all times during construction or renovation. Failure to do this is considered negligence. When someone is hurt on the job or on a property because of negligence, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
According to OSHA, most construction accidents happen because of four reasons. These are referred to as the “Fatal Four”. In 2012, almost 56% of all fatal construction accidents were a result of one of these four types of incidents:
- Falls – responsible for 36% of construction accident deaths
- Getting struck by an object - responsible for 10% of construction accident deaths
- Electrocutions - responsible for 9% of construction accident deaths
- Getting caught in between objects - responsible for 2% of construction accident deaths
Construction site injuries can also occur in the following ways:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Workers falling from heights
- Forklift or crane accidents
- Industrial explosions
- Large machinery accidents
- Falling objects
- Nail gun or welding accidents
- Toxic exposure
Workers aren't the only ones who can be hurt on a construction site. Any bystander passing through could also be injured by unsafe conditions. Uneven ground that is not properly marked or large holes that have not been filled can lead to falls and serious injury.
Construction Accident Lawyer in New Hampshire
If you have been hurt in a construction accident in New Hampshire, contact our office right away. Attorneys Ryan Russman and Amy Connolly can help you build a strong case and get the compensation that you need. Victims of negligence may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages from inability to work and even pain and suffering. Families of deceased parties may be eligible for damages for wrongful death, funeral costs, loss of income and more. To find out more, call our office and set up a consultation with our personal injury lawyers.