Common Construction Accidents
We rely on a team of architects, engineers, electricians, plumbers, and more to build the structures that we utilize every day. During the construction process, workers come into contact with a variety of dangers, such as power tools, heavy objects, and significant heights. It is highly important for all workers to understand these risks and take the necessary steps to protect themselves and others.
The majority of construction accidents are completely preventable. However, when one person acts recklessly, it can put you and others in danger. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, you should contact a Wisconsin construction accident attorney from the experienced firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Types of Accidents
In 2007, the construction industry led the way among job-related fatalities with 1,178 deaths, in addition to 135,350 injuries and illnesses. There are a variety of different accidents that led to these injuries and deaths, due to the various skills and jobs performed on a construction site. Common construction accidents include:
- Unsafe contact with objects and equipment
- Exposure to electric current
- Highway accidents with vehicles
- Being struck with an object
- Falls from roofs, scaffolding, and ladders
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Burns from heated tools
In these cases, it can be difficult to determine who is liable for your injury. It may be another person who has acted recklessly, or a negligent construction company that does not follow safety protocol. Additionally, defectively designed or manufactured tools used on the site can cause harm as well.
Construction site injuries can often be severe, resulting in high medical bills and loss of wages. To help you pay for this, you may be able to receive financial compensation from the party at fault. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, contact a Wisconsin construction accident attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.